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Almost everything we throw away is
Depending on the type of solid waste, there are
specific ways to dispose of it.
Common garbage is municipal waste, which consists mainly of kitchen
waste, paper, yard trimmings, glass, and other materials, are
allowed to go to Class I landfills. These landfills have special
designs to ensure contaminants are not released to the environment.
Industrial waste is process waste that comes from a broad range of
operations. Some of that waste can go to the same landfill as common
garbage. Other wastes must be handled in special ways.
Construction and demolition (C&D) debris can be taken to waste
facilities that are permitted to accept that waste. The CD
facilities do not have special designs. Therefore, disposing of
chemicals or other unacceptable waste could result in contamination
of the environment.
Asbestos containing waste must go to specially designated and
wastes (such as, biomedical and radioactive waste) are regulated by
other agencies in addition to DEP's requirements.
Please note: Florida DEP does not regulate the pickup and transportation of common
If you have problems, such as your trash was not picked up,
contact the utility that provides that service. This might be a local
government or a private contractor.
One way to avoid disposal regulations is
recycling or reusing
are some examples:
Lead Acid Batteries (such as, car
batteries) if recycled are not considered waste.
Used Oil and Used Oil Filters are not a hazardous waste if properly
Fluorescent bulb and High Intensity
Discharge lamps containing mercury must be handled correctly so the
mercury can be captured and recycled.
Class III and C & D Landfills
June 2012 Workshop
About active and old dumps and landfills in the
submittal-- water quality monitoring data for solid waste facilities
More Information from the Division of Waste Management:
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Solid Waste Section
Blvd, Suite 232
fax: 850 412-0461
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