North Central Landfill


The landfill is located at 7425 DeCastro Road, Winter Haven, FL 33880, between Lakeland and Winter Haven, 4.5 miles east of U.S. 98 South on County Road 540.


Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday and the following holidays:

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day


Cash, check, debit or credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.

For information on setting up a business account, please contact our office at (863) 284-4319.

All incoming loads are subject to a $10 minimum fee and must be secured. No waste generated from outside Polk County will be accepted without prior written approval from the Board of County Commissioners.

Accepted Materials Rate
Garbage/Trash (Class 1) $36.50/ton  
Yard Trash $22/ton
Construction and Demolition Debris $36.50/ton 
Refrigerators and A/C Units (White Goods) $27.50/ton without Freon
  $50/ton with Freon
Standard Passenger Vehicle Tires:  No more than 24 tires accepted per visit               $2/tire off rim
  $5/tire on rim
Equipment/Semi Tires over 17"                       $175/ton
Scrap Metals $27.50/ton
Mobile Homes  $495/side
Special Handling Materials (Requiring additional resources to process the load properly) $175/ton

Unaccepted Materials:

  • Bulk Liquids
  • Pressurized tanks
  • Commercial Quantities of liquids (55 Gallon drums)
  • Ammunition/Explosives
  • Biological Waste
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive waste

Smoking is strictly prohibited while at the landfill.

If you have questions, call Waste and Recycling Division at (863) 284-4319.

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