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Welcome to Waste & Recycling Division

Waste & Recycling Division Contact Information

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10 Environmental Loop S.

(SR540/Winter Lake Rd) .Winter Haven, FL 33880
Office Hours of Operation: M-F 8AM - 5PM

Contact us at:  863-284-4319

Toll Free # 1-800-780-5346

Fax 863-284-4321

or e-mail at garbage@polk-county.net

 

Landfill Operating Hours and Rates

The link below will provide you with the Landfill's Hours of Operation and Disposal Rates.

 

Landfill Information & Fees 

Recycling Services

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, the three R's for waste management, are effective measures that serve as alternatives to disposing waste in landfills. 

To find out more information click here.

 

FAQ

  Got Questions?   

 Click on the link below to find answers to many common questions about Trash and Recycling.

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Customer Service

Special Assessments is the customer service and financial portion of the Division.  They are the people and voices that greet residents and answer questions about their waste collection services, business accounts and the solid waste assessment on their porperty taxes. 

If you have questions concerning any of these topics, please contact us at 863-284-4319 or by e-mail at garbage@polk-county.net.

 

Hazardous Waste Collection Program for Small Businesses

As a business owner, operator or employee, you may be generating waste materials that can harm people and the environment.  Hazardous waste must be stored properly and disposed of at a designated hazardous waste management or recycling facility.  It should never be allowed to evaporate, disposed with trash, poured into a septic tank, down storm drains or onto the ground. 

Businesses that generate small amounts of hazardous waste, usually 25 gallons or less in a month, can use the Hazardous Waste Collection Program for Small Businesses.

For more information click on the link below:

http://www.polk-county.net/subpage.aspx?menu_id=46&nav=res&id=25310

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Recycling

Household hazardous wastes are products that are toxic to the environment.  They can contaminate water supplies and are common in homes or garages.  They should not be placed in the garbage. 

The link below will provide you the information needed to properly dispose or recycle Household hazardous waste and electronics from your home.

http://www.polk-county.net/subpage.aspx?menu_id=46&id=312




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