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
You can look up information on any permit application in our
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 Solid Waste Staff.
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 contact our staff to schedule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste Site
Report complaints about a permitted landfill, waste tires, illegal dumps,
or construction and demolition debris to
Deneen Benefield, (904) 256-1677.
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.