Tomoka Landfill, just west of Daytona near Port Orange, & West Volusia Transfer Station in DeLand will resume normal operating hours Saturday

Photo for Headline Surfer / Above, A truck unloads garbage at the The Tomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, just west of Daytona Beach, Florida. 
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer 

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- With Hurricane Irma long gone now, the Tomoka Landfill and West Volusia Transfer Station will resume normal operating hours beginning Saturday, Oct. 14.

The Tomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, near Port Orange, will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed Sundays. The West Volusia Transfer Station, 3151 E. New York Ave., DeLand, will be open from 7  a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays.

The Tomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, near Port Orange, will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed Sundays. The West Volusia Transfer Station, 3151 E. New York Ave., DeLand, will be open from 7  a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays.

The Tomoka Landfill, just west of Daytona Beach, is the county's only permitted landfill. It receives solid waste generated in Volusia County. This 3,400-acre landfill area has a life expectancy to 2052. About 200 acres of this land have been earmarked for recycling efforts.

West Volusia material is brought to the West Volusia Transfer Station in DeLand, then hauled to the Tomoka Landfill by tractor trailer for disposal.

The Solid Waste Division is one of county government's enterprise operations. This means there are no local property tax dollars allocated to operate solid waste. Instead, the users pay for the operation of the disposal activities through a fee structure. The rate for garbage disposal is $34 per ton. Yard waste is $23 per ton. These are among the lowest rates in Florida.

Signs clearly posted at facility entrances advise residents what materials are accepted. County personnel keep a close watch on all waste materials being deposited.

For more information, please call Volusia County’s Solid Waste Division at 386-943-7889.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.