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

Solid Waste Management
685 Airport Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Office Phone: (863)773-5089
Fax:               (863)773-3907

Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                     Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Steve Strickland Solid Waste Director
Ofelia Reyna Executive Assistant




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