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Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program


Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities combust municipal solid waste (MSW) to produce electrical energy. Florida has grown from having one small WTE plant in 1982 to 12 operating WTE facilities as of 2017. Florida has established the largest capacity to burn MSW of any state in the country. Standards for the handling, processing, disposal and recycling of MSW combustor ash are contained in Chapter 62-702, Florida Administrative Code.

Sales Tax Exemption on Resource Recovery Equipment

In 1979, the Legislature established a sales tax exemption on the purchase of resource recovery equipment that is owned by or operated on behalf of a unit of local government. Resource recovery equipment is equipment that is integrally and exclusively used in the actual process of recovering material or energy resources from solid waste and specifically includes recycling equipment.


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