Transfer Station Hours Of Operation / Tipping Rate

City of Key West Solid Waste Transfer StationAerial of the Transfer Station

The Transfer Station is located at:
161 Toppino Industrial Drive
Rockland Key, FL 33040

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
7:00 am to 3:00 pm

7:00 am to 11:00 am


Rates/Tip Fees

We  accept credit cards, checks and commercial accounts. We are not accepting cash at this time. To set up a commercial account, contact the Solid Waste Coordinator at (305) 809-3776 or . The following fees were established a of October 1, 2020.

  • $ 0.08 per pound
  • $160.13 per ton
  • cost will change on October 1, 2021 to $163.33

About the Station

All of the municipal solid waste collected in the City of Key West is processed at the Transfer Station. Garbage is transported to the The Solid Waste Authority of West Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility via the City’s contractor Waste Management of Florida, Inc. Recyclables are transported to the Reuter Disposal and Processing Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Yard waste is transported to a mulching facility in Bonita Springs, Florida. 

How to Separate Waste

The Transfer Station accepts yard waste, construction debris, recycling, garbage ( all City of Key West businesses must use Waste Management, Inc. to transport garbage) and metal, however, all items must be separated by the customer before bringing it to the site. Customers bringing mixed loads will be directed by the scale attendant to unload these items in different locations on the property and weigh in and out for each material. We do not accept mixed loads. Residents may bring household garbage and yard waste to the facility but they will be charged a tip fee, although recycling will have no charge for businesses or residents. We accept recycling from businesses at no charge.

Electronics & Household Appliances

We DO NOT accept end of life electronics or household chemicals at this facility. Loads with these materials will be denied. For chemicals and electronics ,we have a Free Drop Off once a month on the first Saturday of the month, at Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White Street from 8:00 am to Noon for City of Key West residents only. Monroe County residents and businesses can go to any of the Monroe County Transfer Stations.  For more information about Monroe County HHW program call (305) 745-4307.  For more information contact the City Solid Waste Coordinator at or call 305-809-3776

Items Accepted

  • We accept C & D 
  • We accept Garbage, all City of Key West businesses must use Waste Management, Inc., to transport garbage.
  • We accept Metals
  • We accept Recycling (no charge) 
  • We accept Yard Waste
  • We do not accept mixed waste


If you have any questions, you may e-mail the Solid Waste Coordinator, or call one of the following numbers: