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Solid Waste Section

People in the State of Florida generate an amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) equivalent to approximately 9 pounds per person per day.  Half of this amount is generated at home; the other half comes from commercial facilities, such as restaurants and office buildings.  Additionally, the waste generated from industrial facilities, such as power plants and paper mills, is not included in the MSW figure. 

The solid waste section is charged with the responsibility to regulate approximately 140 permitted solid waste management facilities as well as respond to the approximately 120 complaints received annually concerning the improper management of solid waste. 

Solid waste management facilities include landfills, transfer stations, materials recovery facilities, construction & demolition debris facilities, waste tire facilities, composting facilities, soil thermal treatment facilities, industrial waste disposal sites, and other solid waste treatment facilities such as bio-remediation facilities.

You can look up information on any permit application in our permitting database. The database is searchable by Applicant Name, Applicant Company, Site Name or Application Number.  For questions on specific permits in each county, please contact our office at (904) 256-1700.

Applications for solid waste management facilities are complicated and very large, frequently consisting of hundreds of pages of information.  It is therefore strongly recommended that applicants and their consultants (especially for newly proposed facilities) schedule a pre-application meeting with DEP staff during the project planning phase.  Such meetings can both expedite the permitting process and save the applicant from expending resources unnecessarily.  Please our office at (904) 256-1700 to schedule a meeting.

Related Links:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Solid Waste Site

To report complaints about a permitted landfill, waste tires, illegal dumps, or construction and demolition debris, call (904) 256-1700 .  Please have exact information, such as the name of the owner of the property, the address, and the environmental problem when calling in a complaint.

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Last updated: June 05, 2015
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8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256   904-256-1700 (phone) / 904-256-1588 (fax)
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