Listing of Landfills Located in Central Florida
Everyone needs a place to put their refuse, no matter how little they have accumulated. Here are 10 landfills located in Central Florida, just in case you are needed to know where you might be able to drop off some items you no longer want. Most of these are open to the public, while others are only accessible by waste management crews. Orange County Class I Landfill – Orlando The Orange County landfill is located at 5901 Young Pine Road in Orlando, FL. The Orange County Solid Waste Division also operates household hazardous waste facilities and solid waste transfer stations. This landfill is open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and accepts LP gas bottles. Mid-Florida Materials Class III Recycling and Disposal Facility – Apopka Mid-Florida Materials is located at 3602 Golden Gem Road in Apopka, FL 32712. The facility accepts PVC, HDPE, asphalt, concrete, metals, plastics, dimensional wood, carpet pads, light bulbs, e-waste, cardboard, white paper, land clearing debris, and yard waste. Dumpsters and/or trucking services are also available. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, and Saturdays from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Call 407-886-4879 for more information. Brevard County Central Landfill – Cocoa This waste facility has a special area for residents to drop off items. Brevard accepts tires, metal, yard waste, as well as household trash and hazardous waste. The landfill takes up 957 acres with some portions already being filled and capped with dirt and sod. The facility is expected to continue taking items until 2014 if the amount of waste coming in remains consistent. Hillsborough County Landfill – LithiaHousehold waste is accepted at this landfill. It isn’t open to the public, so there are no public hours of operation. Hillsborough County recycles just about everything, which means only the non-recyclable goods end up in this landfill. Baseline Landfill – Ocala Baseline is closed Sundays and on major holidays, but it is open from 7am to 5pm Monday thru Saturday. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the landfill closes at 3pm. Household hazardous wastes are accepted at this facility. West Pasco Class III Landfill – Spring HillPasco County has a few facilities servicing various parts of the county. The West Pasco landfill is open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, but only accepts loads until 4:30 pm. These times are good Monday thru Saturday. There is a special area where residents are allowed to drop their trash. Most items are accepted at this landfill and various charges apply for larger or potentially hazardous items. Bass Road Resource Recovery Site – Kissimmee This facility used to be called “Bass Road Landfill.” It accepts tires, yard waste, household chemicals and recyclables from residential areas only, and appliances. The operating hours for this landfill is 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. No loads are accepted after 2:45 pm. Yard waste is ground up and screened, then offered to the public as gardening soil. Residents may receive one pickup truck load for each family and must load it themselves. North Central Landfill – Winter Haven The location of this landfill is between Lakeland and Winter Haven, FL, instead of directly in Winter Haven. Its hours of operation 7am to 5pm; Monday thru Friday and 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. On Sundays and major holidays, the landfill is closed. This facility accepts tires, yard waste, scrap metal, asbestos, refrigerators, AC units, regular household trash, and mobile homes. Seminole County Landfill – Geneva 6,000 acres is set aside for this three-phase landfill. Phase I is already filled and reaches a height of 131 feet and Phase II is only at 73 feet right now, so there’s plenty of room left. Both public and commercial trucks are allowed to drop off loads of trash at this facility. The rates vary and are listed on their website. Deland Landfill – Deland The Deland facility is open from 7am to 430pm daily; except major holidays. Okeechobee Landfill – Okeechobee The location for this landfill is actually 13 miles east of the city of Okeechobee, FL. This 833-acre area accepts anything from asbestos to yard waste. The only two items not accepted are liquid and hazardous waste. Trucks dropping off waste at this facility are used to pick up trash from homes and businesses.