The University of Florida’s Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences performed various waste composition studies throughout Florida in 2019. These studies were funded by both local governments and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
provide the local government with a current evaluation of their municipal solid waste (MSW) composition; and
update Florida DEP’s solid waste composition online tool called WasteCalc because it relies on current waste composition studies to calculate the material composition of MSW for each of Florida’s 67 counties.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.