Know Before You Go to the County LandfillSlowly, you begin to realize that it’s not going to be picked-up and you’re stuck with it. No problem, you think the solution is a simple one–haul it over to the landfill and drop it off there. Sure, you know you’ll pay a fee, but it’s worth it to get rid of all that old, unsightly, unusable junk.
Both the general public and businesses without accounts pay for their loads at the scalehouse. Flat rates for some pickup trucks, vans and passenger vehicles may be available. If a flat fee does not apply, vehicles are charged $37.50 per ton. A deposit is taken going in, and the total is settled after unloading. — Pinellas County UtilitiesYou borrow a truck from a friend or family member, maybe even rent one from the nearest home improvement store. You then take the time and backbreaking effort to load all that stuff onto the back of the truck and head off to the county landfill to get rid of it once and for all.
Removing Your Own Junk? Take this Quiz FirstWhat you probably don’t know is that there are many items prohibited by the county landfill. Take this quiz to see if you should remove your own junk:
- Furniture is accepted, true or false? Answer: both.
While most furniture is accepted by the county landfill, if it was used for an industrial purpose, like a workbench that’s absorbed hazardous materials such as paint stripper, it’s not.
- Appliances are accepted, true or false? Answer: false.
The county landfill will not accept household appliances, you must take those to the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center, or HEC3 center.
- Lawn equipment is accepted, true or false? Answer: both.
Don’t bother carting lawn equipment down, that is, if it still has fuel in it. Some local cities do have a free pick-up program, but again, no fuel is allowed.
- Household items are accepted, true or false? Answer: true.
Most household items are accepted, with a few exceptions.