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Waste & Recycling Division

Ana Wood, Director 863-284-4319 · Email
General Office: 863-284-4319 · Fax: 863-284-4321
10 Environmental Loop S · Winter Haven, FL 33880 · Map Offsite Website or Webpages Icon
Hours of Operation: M-F 8AM - 5PM

Polk County adopted an ordinance which provides universal garbage collection. One company, Republic Services, is currently contracted to provide once a week collection service of household waste, yard waste and recylcing. Property owners are assessed an annual collection and disposal fee through their property tax bills for this service.

Residents are assisted in proper disposal of household hazardous waste through the Mobile Used Oil and Paint Collection Program. Household hazardous waste is accepted at the North Central Landfill. Hazardous Waste Specialists are available to assist businesses and residents with questions.

Beginning in July 1999, curbside recycling services became available to unincorporated areas of Polk County.  Additionally, the North Central Landfill provides a recycling center for aluminum, glass, newspaper, plastic bottles, steel cans, and household hazardous waste. Polk County Waste & Recycling Division Operates the following types of disposal to better service its customers:

Waste & Recycling Division Disposal Services

  • Class I Landfill (household garbage)
  • Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill
  • Material Recovery Facility (recycling)
  • White Goods Processing (large appliance recycling)
  • Asbestos Disposal (through appointment) Closing as of December 31, 2011
  • Curbside Recycling
  • A Recycling Drop-Off Center
  • Yard Waste Recycling (mulch)
  • Tire Disposal
  • Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Facility
  • Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collections Events
  • Small Quantity Generator Program (business wastes)
  • Paint Recycling/Giveaway Program

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