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Central Disposal Facility
2250 Adamson Road
Cocoa, FL
Office: (321) 633-1888
Fax: (321) 635-7903
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Mockingbird Mulching Facility
3600 South Street
Titusville, FL
Office: (321) 264-5009
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Sarno Transfer Station
3379 Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL
Office: (321) 255-4365
Fax: (321) 255-4397
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Titusville Transfer Station
4366 South Street
Titusville, FL
Office: (321) 264-5048
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Solid Waste Management Department's Central Disposal Facility

Tour Information

Landfill TourThe Central Disposal Facility (CDF) is located on Adamson Road in Cocoa. The property was first used for solid waste disposal in the 1960's.  Since then the County has continued to make improvements operationally and environmentally.

For example, the 192-acre permitted landfill area is lined by a clay slurry wall, groundwater monitoring wells have been installed and a methane gas collection and flare system is in place.  The site originally consisted of 285 acres and now totals 957 acres.

Portions of the landfill have been closed by capping it with a liner, two feet of cover dirt and sod.  It is estimated Brevard County will have enough landfill capacity to handle the disposal needs for the county until 2015.  In addition to the landfill area itself, there are many other areas within the landfill which emphasize waste reduction and environmental protection.

For information on the landfill call Solid Waste Operations at (321) 633-1888.

Citizens Dropoff Center

Citizens Dropoff

Brevard County residents may bring their solid waste to any of our Facilities. This Drop-Off Area was converted from the old "Shredder Tipping Floor".

Collection Center

HHW Center CDF

The Collection Center provides for the safe disposal of household hazardous materials. Items such as lawn and pool chemicals, automotive products and paint products should be brought to one of our three collection centers where they will be disposed of properly or recycled.

Flare Station

Flare Station CDF

Anaerobic bacteria break down the garbage in the landfill which produces methane gas. These Flares were burning off the methane to reduce build-up in the landfill.  The Landfill Gas Plant is up and running and the Flare Station will be utilized only when necessary.


Rainbow Truck

Garbage trucks and transfer trailers dump their waste onto the "working face" of the landfill. Heavy equipment then levels and compacts the garbage.  At the end of each day, the garbage is covered to reduce odors, and keep birds and animals from feeding on the garbage.

LandfillGas Conversion to Green Energy

LFGas Plant 1

The gas produced by the Landfill (methane) is extracted through a vacuum system run by LES (Brevard Energy LLC) which in turn is connected to a power grid at the FP&L Facility (Oleander Plant) and converted to Green Energy.

Leachate Tank

Rainwater seeps through the landfill and creates liquid known as leachate. Computer-controlled wells around the perimeter of the landfill automatically pump the leachate into the tank.  The leachate is stored in this tank and then pumped to the South Central Mainland Wastewater Treatment Facility in Viera.  After the leachate is treated, it is used as reclaimed water in some residential and commercial areas for irrigation.



Ferrous metals, such as steel and "white goods" (stoves, refrigerators, etc.) are separated from the waste stream and stored at the metal pile then picked up by a vendor and recycled into new products.


Mulching Sarno

Yard waste is banned from Florida landfills but is used for daily cover material in the landfill after it's mulched.  Tens of thousands of pounds of mulch is sent to a facility in Auburndale to be converted to Green Energy.  The mulch is available FREE to all Brevard County residents, call (321) 633-1888 for more information.

Scale House


All vehicles must check in with the Scale House to utilize the landfill.  Vehicles bringing in debris are weighed on the scale. The scale house attendant identifies the type of debris being brought in and directs them to the appropriate area.

Tire Site

Working Tire Pile

State law prohibits burying whole tires, so they go directly to the Tire Pile Area. They are also pulled from the waste stream if they have been disposed of with other waste.  The tires are then removed and transported to St. Petersberg for reprocessing.

Solid Waste Management Department
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Bldg. A, Suite 118
Viera, FL 32940

Office: (321) 633-2042
Fax: (321) 633-2038

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2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Bldg. A, Suite 118
Viera, FL 32940
(321) 633-2043

Operations & Landfill Facilities
2250 Adamson Road
Cocoa, FL 32926
Office (321) 633-1888
Fax (321) 635-7903

Household Hazardous Waste
2250 Adamson Road
Cocoa, FL 32926
Office (321) 635-7954
Fax (321) 635-7953
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