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Operational Funding

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Solid Waste District Funding

The Solid Waste District is funded by residential assessments and commercial rates. Residential properties are assessed an annual non-ad valorem Solid Waste District assessment of $245 for the fiscal year 2019-2020. Each residence within the District receives the benefit of a base service which includes weekly collection of solid waste in one 35, 65, or 95-gallon automated garbage container, recyclable materials in bins, 35, 65, or 95-gallon automated recycling container, yard waste in 34-gallon containers, paper bags or bundles, and two bulk collections, limited to 5 cubic yards each.

Commercial rates are based on type of material collected, frequency of collection, and size of containers. In addition, roll-off container rates include the tipping fees. 


Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Cost Allocation

Revenues from assessments cover the cost of residential service and revenues from commercial fees cover the cost of commercial service.  Both services include wages, fuel, truck maintenance, operational expenses and disposal charges. Below is a breakdown of the cost of solid waste service for fiscal year 2018-2019.  This full cost disclosure is in accordance with the requirements of section 403.7049, Florida Statutes and Chapter 62-708, Florida Administrative Code.  All work papers and source documents used in calculating this information are on file and available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Public Works Department (1100 N Chamberlain Blvd).  


FY2018-2019                                         Total Cost      

   Cost Per Residence   

   Residential garbage collection



   Residential garbage disposal



   Residential recycling collection & disposal       





$8,751,677  $245


                                                                                        Total Cost

Average Cost Per Cubic Yard


  Commercial garbage collection



  Commercial garbage disposal

$552,049 $16.88