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Commercial Disposal Facilities

The Department of Solid Waste Management operates one of the nation's largest integrated solid waste disposal systems, consisting of the Resources Recovery Facility, the North Dade Landfill (a trash-only facility) and the South Dade Landfill (a garbage and trash facility).

These facilities are supported by three regional waste transfer stations. The system is designed to be used by permitted private haulers, municipal waste haulers and permitted landscapers.

Facility Locations

Facility Address Days and Hours Materials Accepted
Resources Recovery Facility 6990 NW 97 Ave. Mon. - Fri.
4 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garbage, trash and tires
North Dade Landfill 21500 NW 47 Ave. Seven days a week
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Trash, yard trash, off-road tires (tires 48" in diameter or larger), construction and demolition debris
South Dade Landfill

23707 SW 97 Ave.
(Gate A)

Seven days a week
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garbage, trash, yard trash, off-road and automobile tires, construction and demolition debris, and dead animals.

Asbestos is also accepted but you must obtain authorization from the Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (305-372-6925) and make arrangements for the disposal of the material with the facility (305-258-2830) 24 hours in advance.
Northeast Transfer Station 18701 NE 6 Ave. Mon. - Sat.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garbage and trash
Central Transfer Station 1150 NW 20 St. Mon. - Sat.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garbage and trash
West Transfer Station 2900 SW 72 Ave. Mon. - Sat.
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garbage and trash

Payment Procedures

The following methods of payment are accepted at the North Dade Landfill, South Dade Landfill, Resources Recovery and Regional Transfer Stations:

  • company check
  • personal check
  • money order
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

No cash is accepted. Only first-party personal and company checks are accepted. The check writer's or company's name and address must be pre-printed on the check by the bank (no starter checks or counter checks). Checks preprinted with a P.O. Box address will be accepted only if a physical address is also provided.

A credit account is also available to qualified customers. To open a credit account a Letter of Credit, Indemnity Bond, Certificate of Deposit or Cash Deposit is required. For more information on establishing an account, call 305-514-6739 or 6742.

For Landscapers to dispose at the Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs), you must pre-purchase landscaper coupons from the Department's Administrative Office or the South Dade Landfill Administrative Office. Coupons are not sold at the TRCs. Coupons are the only forms of payment accepted at the TRCs.

Disposal Fees

Solid Waste Disposal Fees -- (effective October 1, 2017)
Disposal Type Fee
 Contract Disposal per ton **  $61.01
 Non-contract Disposal Rate per ton  $89.38
 Waste Tires Fee per ton  $114.18
 Other Solid Waste Requiring Special Handling per load (added to disposal fee)  $66.79
 Transfer Fee per ton for waste delivered to the Regional Transfer Stations (added to disposal fee)  $13.33
Suitable material for final cover, per ton***  $10.00
Landscaper  at the North Dade and South Dade Landfills and the Resources Recovery Facility **** $8.03 per cubic yard

*In the event that the scale(s) are unavailable, the disposal fee will be based on the total cubic yard payload capacity of the vehicle converted to tons using the Schedules of Weights and Measures that are available at the Clerk of the Board.

**Available only to permitted haulers and municipalities with long-term disposal contracts.

***Based on need, as determined by the Director.

****Landscapers disposing at the Trash and Recycling Centers must purchase coupons that cost $24.55 per visit for pickup trucks, vans and trailers 6 feet high, 6 feet wide and 10 feet long.

Disposal Facility Fee Area

The Disposal Facility Fee Web Application (4.4 MB) is a tool to assist private haulers to properly identify service areas.

Pursuant to Section 15-1(q) of the Miami-Dade County Code, any private hauler that either collects, transports or delivers garbage and trash, but excludes: (1) construction and demolition roll-off service, (2) recyclables collection and (3) compactor leasing service, is subject to the Disposal Facility Fee. The Disposal Facility Fee is 15% of the total gross receipts.

Landscaper Coupons

Landscaper Coupons are sold at the following locations Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on legal holidays):

  • Department of Solid Waste Management - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Office Plaza, 2525 N.W. 62 Street, 5th Floor

Landscaper coupons can also be purchased by mail through August 31, 2017. Landscaper coupons will no longer be sold via mail beginning September 1, 2017. To order by mail, send your order and payment to Department of Solid Waste Management, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Office Plaza, 2525 N.W. 62 Street, 5th Floor, Miami, Florida 33147, Attention: Accounting Division, TRC Coupons. Include $7.50 for postage and handling.
DSWM is also transitioning to a new method for landscapers to visit Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs) to dispose of yard waste. The following changes will be made to the Landscaper Coupon Program:

  • DSWM will stop selling landscaper coupons by mail on August 31, 2017.
  • DSWM will stop selling landscaper coupons effective October 31, 2017.
  • In the weeks leading up to October 31, 2017, landscaper coupons will only be available for purchase in small quantities.
  • Landscapers who have landscaper coupons which were previously purchased will be able to use them at TRCs until December 31, 2017.
  • Landscaper coupons will NOT be accepted at any DSWM site beginning January 1, 2018.

DSWM will transition into selling prepaid “visits” for landscaper disposal at TRCs, which can be conveniently purchased online.

  • The price of a landscaper visit will remain the same price as a landscaper coupon - $24.55 per visit.
  • When landscaper permit renewals take place this year, a barcode sticker will be issued for each landscaping vehicle associated with a landscaper permit.
  • When a landscaping vehicle arrives at a TRC, the barcode will be scanned by staff, registering the use of one “visit” for the disposal of yard waste.
  • Additional landscaper visits will be available for purchase online at the leisure of the permitted landscaper.

For more information on the Permitted Landscaper Program please call 305-514-6610.  For information on coupon payment methods, please call 305-514-6725 (or 305-258-2830 prior to August 1st).

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