The Volusia County Solid Waste Division (SWD) provides garbage transfer, disposal and recycling services for residents and businesses in all of Volusia County. SWD also provides household hazardous waste disposal options and recycling education programs for its residents.
SWD's customers include commercial haulers as well as both residential and non-residential self-haulers who use the county transfer station and landfill facilities. SWD also manages the residential curbside collection contract for all unincorporated areas of the county.
Garbage that is collected in the county's west side service area by the contracted waste hauler is taken to the West Volusia Transfer Station, where it is packed into larger transfer trailers for transport to the Tomoka Landfill for disposal. The Transfer Station also is open to residents, who may bring garbage to the station in addition to using curbside collection services. Basic recycling services and household hazardous waste disposal services are available at no charge at the Transfer Station.
One of SWD's highest priorities is to reduce the overall amount of material that is disposed through the implementation of innovative waste reduction and recycling services - at county facilities and in the communities - and specialized programs. SWD's overall goal is to conserve natural and reusable resources through readily available services and a continued emphasis on public awareness.