A landfill is a large outdoor site specifically designed for the disposal of waste. Not all landfills are the same. Different kinds of landfills accept different kinds of waste including:
- Industrial waste
- Hazardous waste
- Construction and demolition debris
- Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), commonly defined as household trash or garbage.
When you think of a landfill, you probably are thinking of the landfill that accepts your household trash or garbage. In Florida, that’s known as a Type 3 landfill. Floridians generate about 4.2 million tons of this type of trash/garbage in a typical year. Of that amount, 70.5 percent (about 3 million tons) was disposed of in the state’s Type 3 landfills. The remainder – 29.5 percent (1,229,100 tons) – of the state’s MSW was recycled.
Why do we need any landfills?
Waste reduction, reuse and recycling divert large parts of our waste from landfills, but not all of it. That waste must be managed safely to protect human health and the environment.
|Facility Name||County||Kind/Class||Physical Address|
|1st Place Recycling||Miami-Dade||C&D Material Recovery Facility||7320 NE 1st Pl, Miami, FL 33138|
|2455 Tomoka Farms Rd Debris Staging Area||Volusia||Disaster Debris Management Site||2455 Tomoka Farms Rd, Port Orange, FL 32128|
|4 Jays Recycling, Inc. - Volusia County Landfill||Volusia||C&D Debris Disposal||425 State Rte 415, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168|
|ACMS, Inc. DBA Heart of Florida Environmental||Sumter||Class I Landfill||1032 Co Rd 529, Sumterville, FL 33585|