Solid Waste & Resource Recovery (Landfill)

Responsibilities

The main goals of the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Department are:

  • To address hazardous waste levels generated in order that citizens and small businesses of Pasco County may dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally-safe manner and remove such materials from the municipal solid waste stream.
  • To apply industry-acceptable methods of preventable marketable raw materials from entering the waste stream
  • To provide an integrated and comprehensive solid waste management system for the citizens of Pasco County.
Solid Waste Facility

We strive to reach these goals by:

  • Operating the County's household hazardous waste collection and storage facilities and to manage the state mandated Small Quantity Generators Inspection Program to address business and hazardous waste generators.
  • Providing leadership and direction in the employment of available resources to comply with County policies, County ordinances and state and federal regulations regarding solid waste management.
  • Supervising the Resource Recovery assessment program, the Hazardous Waste program, and the Solid Waste Recycling program; to maintain continued involvement in the operation of the Resource Recovery Facility and associated landfill expansion and development; and to oversee capital projects as funded by bond issues.
Solid Waste