Waste Management


Improper disposal and management of solid waste and the unauthorized presence of hazardous materials results in or contributes to air and water pollution, land blight, and nuisance conditions. Therefore, the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department requires that certain solid waste activities and facilities, transfer stations, and waste transporters be managed to eliminate deleterious effects upon the quality of air, water, soil, animal, environmental and human health.

The Waste Management Section of the Environmental Licensing and Building Permitting Division is responsible for:


The following facilities require a license/permit from the Waste Management Section:

Solid Waste Facilities:

  • Borrow Pit Reclamation Projects
  • Landfills
  • Material Recovery Facilities or Transfer Stations
  • Compost Facilities
  • Waste Tire Processing or Collection Facilities
  • Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Facilities

Hazardous Materials Transfer Stations:

  • Discarded Hazardous Materials
  • Sludge
  • Biomedical Waste

Waste Transporters:

  • Discarded Hazardous Material Hauling
  • Sludge Hauling
  • Biomedical Waste Hauling

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Last Update April 17, 2014

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