Solid Waste Management Department (2022)

Winfield Solid Waste Facility

Holiday Schedule

The Winfield Solid Waste Facility will be closed on the following dates.

Holiday Date
New Years Day

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2022

Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, 2022

Sunday, December 25, 2022

New Years Day

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Weekend Schedule

The Winfield Solid Waste Facility will be open on the following 1st Saturdays of each month for 2022.

February 5, 2022

August 6, 2022

March 5, 2022

September 3, 2022

April 2, 2022

October 1, 2022

May 7, 2022

November 5, 2022

June 4, 2022

December 3, 2022

July 2, 2022

Winfield Dumping Fees

Class Description Price
Class I Residential Household Food Garbage, Commercial Food Garbage, Office Trash, Roadside Litter, CCA-Pressure Treated Wood & Sludge $60.00 per ton
Minimum Charge: less than 60 lbs: $ 2.00 flat fee
Class III Construction & Demolition Debris, shingles, brick Concrete, wood, asphalt, yard trash, rubbish, and furniture. $41.00 per ton
Minimum Charge: less than 60 lbs:$ 2.00 flat fee
Asbestos Friable or Non-Friable Requires 24hr notice to the Solid Waste Department Generators Waste Manifest, Double Bagged in 6ml Bags $180.00 per ton
White Goods & Scrap Metal White Good Appliances (stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, hot water heaters and scrap metals from: Individual Residential Households only: No Charge
Businesses: $28.00 per ton
Brown Goods Electronic Goods,Cathode Ray Tubes found in TV's, Hot Water Heaters, All Computer Components, Microwaves and Conventional Type Ovens. $70.00 per ton
Tires Whole light truck / passenger type tires (Bulk) $165.00 per ton
Whole tires less than 4 (light truck or passenger type only) $ 2.00 each
Commercial Trucks /Heavy Equipment tires $165.00 per ton
Any other waste materials deposit of which will entail additional or unusual labor requirements from Solid Waste Employees $ 5.00 per ton in addition to the appropriate tippage fee
Mobile Home DisposalAll appliances, electronics and food waste mustbe removed. Tires and wheels must be removedafter dropping.The tires would be charged at thetire disposal rate. Axles and tongue can be removedafter delivery. Frames will not be returned. 24-hr. notice would be required to prepare a location foreasy access for customer to remove tires, wheels,axles and tongue. Cannot accept mobile homes during rainy conditions. Title or proof of ownership(free of liens) required.$250.00 per side


Needle Disposal

A safe way to throw away needlesNeed help in disposing of needles from your home. This guide will help you in disposing of needles, syringes with needles, and lancets that have been used by you or a family member in the treatment at home of an allergy, acute illness, or chronic diseasesuch as diabetes.

The following link will give you additional information from the Florida Department of Health

You can download the following informational sheet from the Florida DOH to assist you in preparing your needles for disposal in your household garbage: Informational Sheet.pdf

Solid Wastes

As provided by Resolution No.


effective November 1, 2013; adopted on October 17, 2013.

It is the policy of Columbia County that waste other than normal Class I or Class III waste, as determined by the Solid Waste Director requires calling the Solid Waste Department at (386)752-6050 prior to disposal.

Prohibited Waste Not Accepted:

  • Automobile Gas TanksAny Free Flowing Liquids
  • Any Hazardous/Toxic Waste

Residential Household Paints, Pesticides and Chemicals:

Small quantities of paint and chemicals are accepted from individual residential households only no businesses to include latex or oil based paint, household pesticides or cleaners in 1 gallon containers or smaller at a rate of $75.00 per ton. These items are placed in a storage area until such time a Hazardous Waste Contractor comes in and inventories packages and ships to a Hazardous Waste Facility.

Waste Collection Contractor: Waste Pro

Columbia County administers the contract for your curbside collection through a company known as Waste Pro, which provides for once (1) a week pickup for household garbage, and yard waste. Be sure that your items are at the curb by 7:00 A.M. on your collection day.

View the details regarding Waste Pro services to Columbia County residents (PDF).
Any additional questions concerning collection should be directed to (386) 758-7800.

Waste Pro will observe the following holidays for 2022: No Collection on these days.

Holiday Date
New Years Day Saturday, January 1, 2022
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, 2022
Christmas Sunday, December 25, 2022
New Years Day

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Garbage collection on these days will be made up with collection falling one- day later. Example: Monday May 30, 2022 – Memorial Day will be collected on Tuesday, June 1st. Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday the 2nd and Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday the 3rd and Thursday’s collection will be on Friday the 4th and Friday’s collection will be on Saturday the 5th.

Recycling Department

For your convenience there are three drop-off locations in Columbia County

The locations are:

  1. Branford Highway- 508 SW State Road 247, Lake City, FL. 32025
  2. Fort White- 242 SW George Glen, Fort White, FL. 32038
  3. Winfield Solid Waste Facility- 1347 NW Oosterhoudt Lane, Lake City, FL. 32055

What's Recycled in Columbia County?

  • Clear plastic with recycle symbol 1 or 2. (Soda bottles and Natural milk jugs)
  • Colored Plastic with recycle symbol 2 (Detergent / Shampoo Bottles)
  • Aluminum and Steel cans
  • Clear Glass
  • Newsprint (NO magazines or inserts)
  • Cardboard (NO wax coated)

How can you help the county recycle?

  • Please Clean and Prepare the recycling before putting it in the Recycling Container.
  • Do NOT put bags in our Recycling Container’s.
  • Do NOT put household garbage or chemicals in our Recycling Container’s
  • Please Encourage others to Recycle
  • Help us inform others on what NOT to recycle.

Any questions concerning recycling please call the Winfield Solid Waste Facility at 386-752-6050.

Thank You for all your help in keeping our County on the right path: Rethink, Reset, and Recycle.

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Mosquito Control Department

Florida Department of Health PSAs regarding the Zika virus

Zika PSAs

  1. English -
  2. Spanish -
  3. Creole -

All Zika-related print materials in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole:

Drain and Cover

  • DRAIN: water from garbage cans, houseDrain standing water from birdbaths, garbage cans, and other containers that can collect water.gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.
  • EMPTY and CLEAN: Birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week.
  • PROTECT: Boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don't accumulate water.
  • MAINTAIN: Screened entry way's prevent mosquitoes!The water balance (poolchemistry) of swimming pools.Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios.
  • CLOTHING: If you must be outside whenmosquitoes are active, cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and long sleeves.
  • REPELLENT: Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, and IR3535 are effective. Use netting to protect children younger than 2 months.

Visit the Florida Department of Health for more information.

View the page to find your mosquito control schedule.

There are more than 75 mosquito species in Florida, individual counties may have 40 species, fewer than two dozen species throughout Florida are important enough as pest or vectors to warrant control, however, and in given locality, this number is usually less than five.The first step in determining which mosquitoes poses a nuisance, or is an economic or health-related pest or vector. A nuisance mosquito bothers people, typically in and around homes or in a recreational area. One definition of a health related mosquito problem is the ability of a mosquito to transmit infectious diseases. In Florida, this definition includes only mosquitoes that spread dog heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. However, any mosquito that bites or annoys people can be considered a health problem, particularly for individuals that are allergic to mosquito bites or which suffer from entomophobia, (i.e. A fear of insects).

Habitat/Source Reduction

Mosquito habitats and ways individuals can protect themselves from mosquito attack. Source reduction is usually the most effective of the techniques available and is accomplished by eliminating mosquito breeding sites.


This can be a simple as properly discarding old containers which hold water capable of producing Aedes aegypti, A.e. albopictus or Culex spp. Containers such as flower pots, cans and tires are excellent habitats for mosquitoes to breed. A container breeding mosquito problem can be solved by properly disposing of such items, covering them or tipping them over to ensure that they do not collect water.


Small man-made ponds, storm water or waste water retention areas are also excellent breeding habitats, effective control include period drainage, providing deep water sanctuary for predator / larvivorious fish, minimizing emergent and standing vegetation and maintaining steep banks.


Environmental laws greatly restrict habitat manipulation in these areas, making permanent control here difficult, which can produce Culex, Anopheles, and Culiseta species of mosquitoes.

Temporarily Flooded Locations

Pastures and agricultural lands are enormous mosquito producers, frequently generating huge broods of mosquitoes, (Aedes, Psorophora and Culex). Improved drainage is one effective tool to generate source reduction.

Mosquito Control Treatments Provided


Columbia County provides for spraying the county using various chemicals to kill adult mosquitoes, and are generally applied using a truck mounted ULV spray unit.


Columbia County provides for the chemical treatment of larval mosquitoes (either I-IV Instar) by applying chemicals to roadside ditches, swales, retention ponds, treatment ponds and small bodies of water, man-made ponds. Most currently used larvicides, when applied properly, are efficacious and environmentally safe, both to aquatic animals and humans.

Spraying Requirements

Florida Statues on mosquito surveillance are concerned only with the monitoring of adults. According to these statues, before adulticides can be applied, a monitoring program must detect an increase in the population above a predetermined baseline. Or by using a techniques known as Landing Rates, landing rates are determined using this technique comprises a count of the number of mosquitoes that land on a person in a given amount of time. This is useful for evaluating activity for day biting, and container breeding mosquitoes, which are common around homes. Also used is telephonic service request, which citizens can call the Mosquito Control Department at 386-752-6050 to log a complaint and request mosquito control services.

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