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.



   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.


Contact Information


Ken Wheeler Project Manager  
Ofelia Reyna Executive Assistant  


685 Airport Road
Wauchula , FL 33873
Office Phone: (863)773-5089
Fax: (863)773-3907
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday  8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturday - 7:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.


 Hardee County Landfill Holiday Schedule During the Holidays:
 Wednesday, November 23, 2016  8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  
 Thursday, November 24, 2016  Closed  Thanksgiving Day
 Friday, November 25, 2015  8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  
 Saturday, November 26, 2015  7:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  
 Saturday, December 24, 2016  Closed  Christmas Eve
 Monday, December 26, 2016  8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  
 Saturday, December 31, 2016  7:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  New Year’s Eve
 Monday, January 2, 2017  Closed  New Years Day



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