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Regional Transfer Stations

Most garbage and trash collected by county, municipal and private waste haulers is delivered to one of 3 regional transfer stations in Miami-Dade County. This distribution system helps reduce truck traffic on roads, travel time for waste haulers and reduce fuel consumption by eliminating multiple trips to remote disposal sites.

Waste delivered to the transfer stations is then transported by 85-cubic yard transfer vehicles to the Resources Recovery Facility, North Dade Landfill, South Dade Landfill or Medley Landfill (through an agreement with the landfill's owner, Waste Management, Inc.).

  • Fees

    Transfer fees are $13.69 per ton, plus the waste disposal facility fee.

  • Northeast Transfer Station

    Located near Interstate 95 and Miami Gardens Drive, this transfer station can move up to 1,200 tons of garbage and trash per day.

    Trucks carrying waste are first weighed at the scale house. Depending on the composition of their loads, trucks then deposit their waste at either the compactor building (which accepts garbage) or the surge pit building (which receives trash).

    Garbage emptied onto the tipping floor of the compactor building is pushed into chutes, where it is compacted and loaded into transfer trailers for transport to a disposal facility.

    Trash unloaded at the surge pit building is loaded into open top trailers for transport to a disposal facility.

  • Central Transfer Station

    Located near Miami's Civic Center area, this transfer station can move up to 1,200 tons of garbage and trash per day.

    Trucks carrying waste are first weighed at the scale house, then deposit their loads at the second-level tipping floor of the transfer building. Front-end loaders push the waste into compactor chutes, where it is compacted for loading into tractor trailers that transport the waste to a disposal facility

  • West Transfer Station

    Located near Miami-Dade Transit and City of Coral Gables facilities, the West Transfer Station includes a scale house with one inbound scale, a transfer building, tipping floor, compactors and a surge pit. The transfer station is designed to transfer as much as 1,300 tons per day of garbage and trash.

    Trucks entering the facility with garbage go to the tipping floor to deposit their loads. Garbage is pushed by loaders to one of three load-out stations for loading into transfer trucks. Trash is taken to the surge pit, where it is unloaded, compacted by a bulldozer and loaded into open-top transfer trailers. Garbage and trash are then transferred to a commercial disposal facility.

     

  • Regulation & Compliance

    Disposal Facility Fee

    A fee is charged for haulers in the fee area using disposal facilities. Citation - Sec. 15-25.2

Locations and Hours

  • Northeast Transfer Station

    18701 NE 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33179
    Monday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Central Transfer Station

    1150 NW 20th St, Miami, FL 33127
    Monday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • West Transfer Station

    2900 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33155
    Monday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Solid Waste Management
Alina Hudak, Deputy Mayor

Dr. Martin Luther King Office Plaza
2525 NW 62nd Street, Miami, FL 33147
305-514-6666 | dswm@miamidade.gov305-514-6666 | dswm@miamidade.gov

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