Solid Waste Management



Mission Statement

The Solid Waste Management Department provides for the proper management of the collection and disposal of all solid waste generated within the borders of Hardee County using practices that ensure the sanctity of the county’s environment and that are consistent with the goals and objectives of the Board of County Commissioners. Solid Waste disposal includes waste generated from the commercial and residential units as well as wood, yard trash, and construction and demolition debris. This department acts as a resource agency for county residents and businesses on the proper management and disposal of any type of waste that they may generate. The department manages specialized programs such as the Notification and Verification Program for commercial evaluations of hazardous waste generation, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, Household Sharps Collection Program, and Recycling.

Recycling Program

Our recycling program is currently operational and the drop-off is located at the Main Landfill Facility. We are currently recycling newspaper, glass Bottles (clear and color ) , cardboard, batteries, used oil, aluminum, and metal. There is no pick-up available at this time, but any resident is welcome to drop off anything during normal business hours.

Holiday Schedule

Hardee County Landfill Holiday Schedule:

Good Friday- Friday, March 29, 2024
Memorial Day- Monday, May 27, 2024
Independence Day- Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day- Monday, September 2, 2024
Veterans Day- Monday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Day- Thursday, November 28, 2024
Christmas Day- Wednesday, December 25, 2024

View a printable calendar schedule of the Hardee County Landfill closings
View a printable PDF calendar

Contact Information

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturday - 7:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Important Documents

Bulk Waste Collection