A permit is required for anyone in the business of solid waste collection or recyclable materials collection, removal or transport for hire or salvage over the streets or public right-of-way in Miami-Dade County.
General liability insurance covering operations for not less than $300,000 per occurrence
Vehicle liability insurance for all vehicles used in business of collection and disposal for not less than $1 million combined single limit per occurrence
Permit application and renewal fee: $630
Vehicles: $74 per vehicle
Background check: $24 per officer (for individuals without fingerprints currently on file)
Solid Waste Management requires all permitted private haulers operating in the County's Disposal Facility Fee Area (DFFA) who either collect, transport or deliver solid waste for disposal, to pay a Disposal Facility Fee (DFF). The DFF fee represents 15 percent of the private haulers total gross monthly revenue for all accounts serviced in the DFFA. The DFFA is the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County as it was geographically configured on February 16, 1996.
By the 25th day of each month, all Private Haulers operating in the DFFA are responsible for submitting a completed DFF reporting form to include the monthly receipts for solid waste collection and disposal service for all accounts that are subject to the DFF for the preceding month. The web application has been created to assist Private Haulers in accurately identifying the DFFA.
General Hauler permits may not be reassigned, transferred or sold. In the event of any change in ownership and/or name of corporation or partnership, formal notification must be given to the Department within 30 days of the change.
Revocation of permit
A permit may be revoked if its conditions are violated, fees or charges are not paid or a violation is made that endangers the public health, safety or welfare.
Appeal of permit denial or revocation
An appeal can be filed within 14 days of receipt of the certified letter advising of a permit denial or revocation. A hearing will be scheduled between 14 and 60 days of the appeal being received.
Warnings or citations
For questions about warnings, extensions or citations, call the Enforcement Division at 305-514-6700. For questions regarding collections, liens or to request a partial payment agreement, please call Enforcement Administration at 305-514-6610.
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