Florida Landfills

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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 NameCountyKind/ClassPhysical Address
1st Place RecyclingMiami-DadeC&D Material Recovery Facility7320 NE 1st Pl, Miami, FL 33138
2455 Tomoka Farms Rd Debris Staging AreaVolusiaDisaster Debris Management Site2455 Tomoka Farms Rd, Port Orange, FL 32128
4 Jays Recycling, Inc. - Volusia County LandfillVolusiaC&D Debris Disposal425 State Rte 415, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
ACMS, Inc. DBA Heart of Florida EnvironmentalSumterClass I Landfill1032 Co Rd 529, Sumterville, FL 33585