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Solid & Hazardous Waste
Overview
The Environmental Protection Commission’s (EPC) Solid & Hazardous Waste Section is involved in many areas of environmental regulation, all pertaining to the management of solid and hazardous waste.

Primary Responsibilities
  • The county-wide investigation and resolution of solid and hazardous waste related complaints.
  • The maintenance of permit and compliance files related to both EPC and FDEP permitted solid waste management facilities and old landfills and abandoned dumpsites.
  • The participation in educationally oriented public and private speaking engagements.
  • The review and evaluation of applications for Director’s Authorization to operate solid waste management facilities in Hillsborough County. Some of which are also jointly permitted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • The routine compliance inspection of EPC authorized and state permitted solid waste management facilities operating in Hillsborough County.
  • The routine monitoring of 140+ old landfills and abandoned dumpsites currently known to exist throughout Hillsborough County.

Primary Focus
The primary focus of the Section is the proper management of solid and hazardous waste through either appropriate disposal or recycling. In order to effectively carrying out it’s responsibilities, the Solid & Hazardous Waste Section is charged with the enforcement of a number of state and local environmental regulations which include but are not limited to:
  • Chapter 84-446, Laws of Florida, The Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Act
  • Chapter 1-1, Rules of the Environmental Protection Commission, General Rules
  • Chapter 1-7, Rules of the Environmental Protection Commission, Waste Management Rule
  • Chapter 62-4, Florida Administrative Code, Permits
  • Chapter 62-701, Florida Administrative Code, Solid Waste Management Facilities
  • Chapter 62-709, Florida Administrative Code, Compost Rule
  • Chapter 62-710, Florida Administrative Code, Used Oil
  • Chapter 62-711, Florida Administrative Code, Waste Tires
  • Chapter 62-730, Florida Administrative Code, Hazardous Waste