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941.743.1200
18500 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Charlotte County Landfill

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29751 Zemel Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Phone: 941.764.4360

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Customers that hand-unload need to enter the landfill 30 minutes before closing time.

Landfill Tipping Fees

  • County Residents: $38.43 per ton (minimum charge is $5)
  • Out-of-County: $76.85 per ton (minimum charge is $17)
  • Tires: $122.76 per ton in-county and $138.77 per ton out-of-county
  • Asbestos: $106.75 per ton
  • Special Handling: $50 per event
  • Account Application: Call 941.764.4360

For Commercial Haulers of Construction Demolition Debris

In an effort to monitor out-of-county waste, the Landfill will now be requiring that haulers disposing of construction and demolition debris have a building permit number or address of the location that they are hauling the above material from.

  • The scale house attendants will use the Charlotte County's Building Department permitting software to look up the permit to verify that the waste is from Charlotte County.
  • If the hauler does not have this information, then they will be charged the out-of-county waste rate of $76.85 per ton.

Prohibited Items

Federal and State Regulations have specified the following types of wastes that cannot be buried at the Charlotte County Landfill, and they cannot be mixed in with your garbage.

Used Motor Oil & Filters

We accept small quantities from businesses at our Used Oil Storage Tank Area. Households can recycle their used motor oil and filters through our curbside program.

Lead-Acid Batteries

We will accept Lead-Acid Batteries from businesses at our Battery Storage Area. Households can recycle these batteries through our curbside program.

Rechargeable Batteries [Nickel Cadmium and Small Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries]

We accept small quantities from businesses at our Scale Building. Households can recycle these batteries at our Mini-Transfer Facilities.

Mercury Devices [Thermostats, Thermometers and similar mercury containing products]

Businesses must secure a hazardous waste hauler to properly handle and dispose of these materials. Households can recycle these Mercury Devices at our Mini-Transfer Facilities.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Businesses must secure a hazardous waste hauler to properly handle and dispose of these materials. Households can recycle these bulbs at our Mini-Transfer Facilities.

Hazardous Wastes [Corrosives, Ignitable, Reactive are EPA Listed Wastes and Bio-Medical Wastes]

Businesses must secure a hazardous or bio-medical waste hauler to properly handle and dispose of these materials. Households can take their household hazardous waste and used hypodermic needles to our Mini-Transfer Facilities.

Unknown Liquid Waste

Drums must be empty and have holes punctured in them.

Background and History

Charlotte County has operated the Charlotte County Landfill since July 1975. The landfill consists of 640 acres of which 110 acres are currently being used for disposal. This disposal area is encircled with a bentonite slurry wall. This wall is below ground and serves as a liner, providing enhanced groundwater protection. The area of the landfill is projected to be in use until the year 2039. In addition to the current disposal area there are another 190 acres for future expansion. Residents and businesses can help extend the life of this facility by increasing their recycling participation.

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