> Charlotte County Landfill
Background and History
Charlotte County has operated the Charlotte County Landfill since July 1975.
Charlotte County Landfill is located 12 miles south of the City of Punta Gorda off of U.S. 41(Tamiami Trail). Turn right onto Zemel Road.
The landfill is comprised 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 ground water protection. This 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.
Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hours for unloading of items under special handling are from 7:00am - 11:00am and from 2:00pm - 3:30pm.
**Customers that hand-unload need to enter the Landfill 30 MINUTES BEFORE closing time.**