Solid Waste Management Welcome to Columbia County Online!



We are located on US 41 North approximately 1 mile north of Interstate 10, turn left onto NW Oosterhoudt Lane the Solid Waste Department is approximately 1 mile.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 7:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Open First Saturday of Month 7:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Closed on Sunday.

Holiday and Weekend Schedule

New Years Day Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Memorial Day

Monday, May 26, 2014

Independence Day Friday, July 4th, 2014
Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 27, 2014
Christmas Thursday, December 25, 2014
New Years Day Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Winfield Solid Waste Facility will be open on the following 1st Saturdays of each month for 2014.

January 4th

August 2nd

February 1st

September 6th

March 1st

October 4th

April 5th

November 1st

May 3rd

December 6th

June 7th

January  3rd, 2015

July 5th

Winfield Dumping Fees

 Class I

Residential Household Food Garbage, Commercial Food Garbage, Office Trash, Roadside Litter, CCA-Pressure Treated Wood & Sludge

Minimum Charge: less than 20 lbs:  

$52.00 per ton
$ 2.00 flat fee

Class III

Construction & Demolition Debris, shingles, brick Concrete, wood, asphalt, yard trash, rubbish, and furniture.

Minimum Charge: less than 60 lbs:  

 $37.00 per ton
 $ 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
 $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


Whole light truck / passenger type tires (Bulk)  $115.00 per ton
Whole tires less than 4 (light truck  or passenger type only)  $ 2.00 each
Commercial Trucks /Heavy Equipment tires  $115.00 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

Special Wastes

As provided by Resolution No. 2013R-46; 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: Advanced Disposal

Columbia County administers the contract for your curbside collection through a company known as Advanced Disposal, 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. Any questions concerning collection should be directed to (386) 752-1275.

Advanced Disposal will observe the following holidays for 2013: No Collection on these days.

Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013
Independence Day Thursday, July 4th, 2013
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2013
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28, 2013
Christmas Wednesday, December 25, 2013
New Years Day Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Garbage collection on these days will be made up with collection falling one- day later. Example: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - New Years Day will be collected on Wednesday, January 2nd, Wednesday's collection will be on Thursday, Thursday's collection will be on Friday, and Friday's collection will be on Saturday.

Recycling Department

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

The locations are:

  1. Branford Highway - EMS Station # 1
  2. Winfield Solid Waste Facility - 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Mon. - Fri.

What's Recycled in Columbia County:

  • Newspaper: No Magazines, catalogs or phone books.Glass: Bottles and Jars-Clear glass only - remove lids, No glasses, window panes, Pyrex or dishes.Metal Cans: Remove food residue, labels ok.Aluminum Cans: Remove any liquid.Plastic Soda Bottles: Clear and Green #1
  • Plastic Milk Jugs: Natural colors only #2
    Brown Glass

These items are also collected at the Solid Waste Department with the inclusion of corrugated cardboard, must be clean, dry and no wax coating.

Prohibited Items not accepted:

Containers that contained a hazardous material such as:

  • Petroleum productsPool chemicalsPesticides
  • 5 gallon buckets.

Mosquito Control Department

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.

Mailing Address:
1347 N.W. Oosterhoudt Lane
Lake City, FL 32055



Ed Lontz

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