Transfer Station Hours Of Operation / Tipping Rate

Transfer StationAerial of the Transfer Station

The Transfer Station is located at:
1225 Toppino Industrial Drive
Rockland Key, FL 33040

Contact the Transfer Station at the following phone numbers:

  • Scale House Phone: (305) 809-3754
  • Solid Waste Coordinator Phone: (305) 809-3776

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 Broward County Waste-to-Energy Facility, Wheelabrator, via the City’s contractor Waste Management of Florida, Inc. Recyclables are transported to the Reuter Disposal and Processing Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

How to Separate Waste

The Transfer Station accepts yard waste, construction debris, recycling 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, 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 call (305) 745-4307.

Items Accepted

  • We accept C&D from businesses and residents
  • We accept Garbage from residents and visitors only
  • We accept Metals from businesses and residents
  • We accept Recycling (no charge) from businesses and residents
  • We accept Yard Waste from businesses and residents
  • We do not accept mixed waste

Solid Waste Master Plan

The City of Key West has a Solid Waste Master Plan. The goal with this plan is to create a map to guide the City towards increasing our recycling rate, maximizing our waste diversion, and creating a pathway towards a zero-waste community.


We only accept credit cards for customers who have established an account. For more information in how to establish an account, call (305) 809-3776. View the following Rates for Tipping as of October 1, 2010, established by the City Commission:

  • $ 0.08 per pound, with a minimum of 20 pounds Tipping Fee
  • $160.13 per ton

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday
7:00 am to 3:30 pm

7:00 am to 11:30 pm



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

  • Business Phone: 305-809-3754
  • Assistant Phone: 305-809-3752
  • Other Phone: 305-809-3776