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Adopt a Road

Household electronic recycling 

Bear Aware

Litter control

Flag retirement

Pet burial

Furniture collection

Sharps disposal

Adopt-a-Road

If you were provided trash bags, protective equipment, safety items and your very own road sign, would you help clean up the litter along just two miles of roadway at least four times a year? Approximately 40 groups and organizations do just that by participating in Marion County's Adopt-a-Road program, accounting for about 80 miles of clean, county-maintained roadway. Find an application to adopt a road here.

Bear Aware

Marion County is teamed up with Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to provide highly-discounted, bear-proof trash cans to residents. Learn more about this program, the sizes of bear-proof trash cans available and the cost of the cans here.

Flag retirement

U.S. flags should never be thrown in the trash, even when they are too old or damaged to fly. Find collection location near you to respectfully retire Old Glory here.

Furniture collection

Solid Waste holds monthly furniture collection events at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. View our calendar to find events near you.

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Marion County and City of Ocala residents can recycle old or unneeded household electronics by taking them to one of the following seven recycling centers: Baseline, Dunnellon, Forest Corner, Fort McCoy, Martel, Newton and Weirsdale. They may also bring them to one of four special events held at the McPherson Governmental Complex throughout the year. View our calendar to find events near you. Accepted household electronics include:

- Cell phones and chargers
- Computers, monitors and keyboards
- Digital clocks
- Scanners, fax machines and printers

- Stereos, CD players, radios, tape recorders
  and personal music devices
- Telephones and answering machines
- Televisions and remote controls

Litter control

Learn steps we can all take to prevent litter along our roadways, and get to know a few of the programs Solid Waste uses to combat the eye sore and safety hazards resulting from trash not being disposed of properly.

Pet burial 

Deceased animals can become food for wildlife and domestic animals if not buried properly. Learn proper burial techniques and why they're so important here.

Sharps program

Residents can dispose of hypodermic needles or other sharps in containers at special kiosks located at each of the 18 recycling centers and obtain a free replacement container with each disposal visit. First-time participants should see the recycling center attendant on duty or contact Solid Waste at 352-671-8465 for more information.

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Sharps disposal