Most Frequently Asked Questions


1. Where is the closest landfill to me?
Milton: Central Landfill is located at 6337 Da Lisa Road in Milton. Central accepts household garbage, yard debris, old furniture and construction debris. They also operate the Household Hazardous Waste Facility for accepting small quantities of chemicals, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and propane tanks etc.

Gulf Breeze: The City of Gulf Breeze operates a transfer station at 800 Shoreline Park. For more information please call or visit their website at http://cityofgulfbreeze.us/?s=transfer+station.  They accept class III waste only.
Jay: Santa Rosa County operates a transfer station in Jay at 3786 Transfer Station Rd. They accept household kitchen trash.

2. What are the hours of Operation?
Central Landfill: 7am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday
Jay Transfer Station: 8am -5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

3. Is there anywhere to take yard debris or large items, such as a couch in the north or south end of the county?
Residents with curbside garbage services, can utilize curbside yard debris collection and bulk waste collections, as needed for no additional fee. The residential yard debris collections are offered every other week. For safe and efficient handling, yard debris is required to be bagged, bundled or containerized in less than 50 pound sections, and in a pile less than 6 square feet. Bulk item pickup is available, but customers will need to call to be sure their pickup is scheduled.

Central Landfill also accepts yard debris and bulk waste for a fee, based on weight.

Customers with small quantities may bring items to the Jay Transfer Station for a minimum fee of $5 (effective April 1, 2016), understanding that Jay is primarily for household kitchen garbage.

4. What are the landfill charges and what will they take?
Central Landfill  accepts household garbage, yard debris, old furniture and construction debris. The charges are based on materials brought and the weight of the items disposed.  The minimum charge is $5. Please see the Disposal Brochure for more information.  Central Landfill also operates the Household Hazardous Waste Facility for accepting small quantities of chemicals, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and propane tanks etc. Prohibited items include: liquid loads (ex. liquid sludge), medical waste, and radioactive materials. Disposal of contaminated dirt and asbestos, require disposal permit authorizations. To receive a permit please call the office at 981-7135.

The City of Gulf Breeze operates a transfer station at 800 Shoreline Park. For more information please call or visit their website at http://cityofgulfbreeze.us/?s=transfer+station.  They accept class III waste only. For more information, please call 934-5109.

The Jay Transfer Station accepts household kitchen trash for a minimum fee of $5, based on the size of the load.

5. When is Amnesty Day?
Amnesty Day has traditionally been an annual event, held on a Saturday in March or April from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the parking lot of the South Santa Rosa Service Center. This is a free drop off day for electronics and household hazardous waste. Residents that prefer to drop items off during the year, can bring items to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at Central Landfill, during regular operating hours. The date for Amnesty Day is usually printed in the local newspapers.

6. What methods of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). We do not accept American Express.

7.Do you provide unloading service?
Please plan to bring all the help you need to unload your items.

8. How do I dispose of paint, car batteries, fluorescent bulbs, televisions or old gas?
These items are a free drop off for small quantities. If you are a business or have more than 10 gallons of paint or gas, 10 televisions or more than 20 bulbs please call the office at 981-7135 to be sure we can accept your quantity and to schedule a convenient drop off.

9. What happens if recycle or trash pickup is scheduled on a holiday?
Recycle collections are made up before the following Saturday, and garbage collection will resume on the next normally scheduled collection day.

10. I am diabetic and have insulin needles to dispose of, what should I do with them?
Our Household Hazardous Waste Facility will accept needles in a sharps container (also known as a needle proof container). The containers can be purchased at most pharmacies or department stores.

Other questions or concerns: please call (850)981-7135 or email: landfill@santarosa.fl.gov