Solid Waste

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Solid Waste: The Solid Waste Division provides environmentally sound disposal options for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) that is generated within Bay County. The division does not provide collection or pick-up services.  In addition to disposal services, the division also operates the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and manages the Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste program.

The division operates as an “Enterprise Fund” and is funded by revenues garnered from disposal tipping fees and the sale of scrap metals and other recyclables.

Solid Waste Disposal Guide

Household Hazardous Waste Guide

The contact information for the Solid Waste Division Administrative office is:

Bay County Solid Waste Division
11411 Landfill Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Administrative Office: 850-236-2212


Steelfield Road Landfill: To accomplish the task of providing disposal options for MSW, the division operates the Bay County Steelfield Road Landfill. The Steelfield Road landfill is the only Class I disposal facility located within Bay County and the only facility within the county permitted to accept household-type municipal solid waste. It is open to the public.

The Steelfield Road landfill first began accepting waste in the fall of 1987 and has been in continuous operation since this time. Even with this long operational history the facility still has enough remaining capacity that its estimated operational life extends out to somewhere around the year 2107.

The Steelfield Road Landfill is set up to accept most items that are normally generated from the average household. However, State and Federal regulations do dictate that certain items have different disposal restrictions than others. The facility accepts:

  • Class I Waste - Household Garbage (Kitchen garbage), commercial or industrial type waste.
  • Class II Waste - Household trash items like swing sets, furniture, clothing, bicycles, exercise equipment, etc.
  • Construction and Demolition Debris – Bricks, concrete, scrap lumber or just about anything else that is generated while building a structure or tearing it down.
  • White Goods - Appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers, etc. White goods are prohibited from being landfilled in the state of Florida. Appliances dropped off at the Steelfield Road Landfill are processed for scrap and are recycled.
  • Waste Tires - The landfill accepts waste tires from cars and light trucks as well as tires from commercial or agricultural equipment. Tires are prohibited from being landfilled in the state of Florida unless they have been cut into at least eight pieces. The landfill accepts waste tires but they have to be shipped out for processing.
  • Household Hazardous Waste – The landfill accepts household hazardous waste such as cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, and paints at the facilities Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility. There is no charge for the drop off these items as long as it is coming from an individual’s residence and is in the original container. The facility does not accept hazardous waste from commercial businesses.

If you have any questions about waste disposal or any of the environmental programs please give us a call. The contact information for the Steelfield Road Landfill is:

 

Bay County Solid Waste Division

Steelfield Road Landfill

11411 Landfill Road

Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Steelfield Road Landfill Scale House: 850-233-5062

Solid Waste Admin: 850-236-2212

Household Hazardous Waste Facility: 850-236-2211

Small Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator Program: 850-236-2211



Bayline Drive Public Participation Center: In addition to the Steelfield Road Landfill the Solid Waste Division operates a public participation center in which the public can drop off small quantities of waste or debris. The facility is a simple arrangement in which the public can drive upon a raised platform and discharge their waste into an open-top style dumpster below. It is staffed by an attendant.

Because of the limited nature of the facility, disposal options are also limited. The facility is set up to only accept small loads of household garbage and trash. Residents with large loads of materials or large and bulky items must utilize the Steelfield Road Landfill.

The facility will accept small quantities of:

  • Class I Waste - Household Garbage (Kitchen garbage), commercial or industrial type waste.
  • Class II Waste - Household trash items like swing sets, furniture, clothing, bicycles, exercise equipment, etc.
  • Construction and Demolition Debris – Bricks, concrete, scrap lumber or just about anything else that is generated while building a structure or tearing it down.

If you have any questions about what waste or quantity of waste may or may not be acceptable please contact the attendant on duty. The contact information for the facility is:

 

Bay County Public Drop off Center
6510 Bayline Drive
Panama City, Florida 32404
Attendant: 850-248-5141



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