In 2019, more than 19.5 million tonnes of waste around Florida ended up being recycled, accounting for 42% of the total waste processed. What happened to all the other waste? 9% or 4.2 million tonnes was combusted, and the other 49% or 22.6 million tonnes of waste went straight to dumps and landfills – meaning they still play a vital part in the waste processing systems in Florida. Luckily for you, there are plenty of garbage dumps, landfills, and transfer stations around the state that’ll be more than happy to accept your unwanted trash. Make sure to check they’re still open and some closed dumps are being turned into residential properties!
Despite some landfills closing around the state, there are still plenty operational. You’ll find them in areas such as Orlando, Tampa, Homestead, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Spring Hill, and many more.
Some of the most commonly accept items at dumps in Florida include yard waste, unusable construction materials like scrap metals and broken bricks, as well as common household waste, tires, computes, television, and furniture. If you want to dump something that may be dangerous like chemicals or batteries, please give them a call to check if they can accept your items.