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#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 02, 2015 10:22:41 AM(UTC)

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Waste Haulers and Disposal Locations

Approved FY 2014/2015 Livestock Waste Haulers in Wellington:

Trucking by Duques
13859 Okeechobee Blvd
Loxahatchee, Florida 3347
(561) 723-4141

Wellington Agricultural Services
PO Box 1229
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
(561) 790-2347

Salmana Enterprises, Inc.
13529 Citrus Drive East
Loxahatchee, Fl. 33470
(561) 951-0993
(561) 632-3623

Palmetto Mills, LLC.
13527 46th Lane South
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 308-1485

2380 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33313
(954) 615-4057

Garcia Brothers, Inc.
1218 The 12th Fairway
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 248-5622

Little Palm Landscaping Removal Horse Manure, Inc.
14996 50th Street South
Wellington, FL 33414

T.A. Steinman
780 Cleary Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33413

JH Hauling and Services Inc.
12798 Spinnaker Lane
Wellington, FL 33414


Atlas Peat & Soil, Inc.
9621 State Road 7
Boynton Beach, FL 33472

United States Sugar Corporation
111 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440

Solid Waste Authority Palm Beach County
6330 N Jog Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Florida Crystals
21250 US Highway 27
South Bay, FL 33493

11000 Red Barn Road NE
Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation
Okeechobee, Florida 34974

#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 02, 2015 10:24:37 AM(UTC)

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Manure Regulations/BMP


To begin the BMP process, examine your property or where your livestock is boarded. Make a sketch showing property boundaries, fences and confinement areas, buildings, wells, septic system and drain field, wetlands and ponds, bare ground, and weeds and Non -native and invasive plants and vegetation. Also consider areas that are landscaped or pastured, neighboring land uses, ground contours and soil type.

Studying the property sketch, think about possible pollution sources. Is there a possibility that animal waste from the property might be entering canals and waterways? Could soil erosion on the property be making its way to neighboring properties or nearby surface waters? Is the pasture pond connected to a nearby canal, lake or wetland? Is the correct fertilizer being used for South Florida soils and semi-tropical environment - and what about pesticide usage, and the current system of waste management?

Ordinance 2012-12 amended Chapter 30, Article V of Wellington’s Code of Ordinances requires that:

  • All commercial livestock waste haulers and/or livestock waste self- haulers shall be permitted and registered, as required, annually by Wellington,
  • All livestock facilities within Wellington boundaries shall remove livestock waste by either a commercial livestock waste hauler or a livestock waste self-hauler that is registered by Wellington or via composting and the implementation of a nutrient management program,
  • Disposal of livestock waste must be within an approved disposal site which is registered to operate under Florida Administrative Code Chapter 62-709.320, and
  • Commercial livestock waste haulers and livestock waste self-haulers permits and registrations shall be subject to revocation for failure to abide by the terms of this article.

In addition to Wellington’s regulations, livestock waste disposal is governed by Florida Statue Title XXIX, Chapter 403.413 – the “Florida Litter Law.” The Florida Litter Law states: Any person who dumps litter in any quantity for commercial purposes, or dumps litter which is a hazardous waste as defined in s. 403.703, is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office monitors and enforces Florida Litter Law in Wellington and violations could include fines of up to $5,000 and terms of imprisonment up to 5 years. Additionally, waste haulers risk losing their permits if convicted of illegal dumping. The Sheriff’s Office cracks-down on illegal dumping means that haulers must be permitted and registered and must dispose of waste at approved sites. Currently, there are four approved disposal sites within an hour of Wellington. These sites charge tipping fees that vary by the cubic yard or by the ton of livestock waste.

It is against the law to use haulers that dump waste at unapproved sites. Please use only permitted and registered waste haulers that dispose of waste at approved sites. Finally, it is against the law to use the green vegetative waste containers for livestock waste disposal. Please use only approved livestock waste containers for livestock waste disposal.

For more information, please use the links below.



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Sweet solution: Wellington horse manure finds a new home

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 | Filed in: Western PBC
Wellington horse manure
Frank Merlino of JH Hauling & Services Inc. in Wellington prepares a pile of horse manure for disposal. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Story Highlights

Wellington horses produce up to 100,000 tons of manure a year.
Manure is now helping farms in the Glades.

Hold the spice, just sugar has made everything nice for Wellington’s horse manure disposal — a once-bigger problem in the village.

The average horse produces about 50 pounds of manure a day, multiply that by more than 12,000 horses at peak season and the village alone produces about 80,000-100,000 tons a year.

That all has to go somewhere.

Recently, U.S. Sugar Corp. in Clewiston began taking the bulk of it, but in past years, some rogue haulers undercut their competitors and offered stable owners to take it away for a lower price.

Sometimes it would end up in vacant lots in the area, causing a smelly issue for neighbors in Wellington, Loxahatchee Groves and Royal Palm Beach.

“If the hauler that you’re using is illegally dumping it, it becomes a lot of people’s problems,” said Mike O’Dell, Wellington’s project planning director. He added that it’s not just a Wellington issue, and there are a good amount of horses in the surrounding area as well.

Village officials have met with local haulers once a year for the past three years, including a sit-down last month.

In the past, problems have arisen because there was no good place to take the manure. Palm Beach County Waste Management and others charge a fee to dispose of it, which drives up the price.

Enter U.S. Sugar, who agreed to take about 80 percent of Wellington’s horse manure beginning in 2013 to fertilize some of the land where cane crops are planted.

For the past two years, the manure application to soil has been in a pilot program stage, spokeswoman Judy Sanchez said. They weren’t sure if it was helping.

But in Year 3, Sanchez said the manure has started lowering the need to add additional nutrients to the soil. The company looks at the agreement as a way to help the community and the crops.

“We believe this is an example of a win-win situation and an effective, sustainable agriculture practice — both for the equestrian community in Wellington and for the areas that we are applying the soil amendment,” she wrote in an email.

The company has been applying it to about 250 acres, which is a tiny portion of the 200,000 acres it farms. The manure composts for 3-12 months before the fields are replanted.

Without U.S. Sugar, O’Dell worried that the illegal dumping problem could have gotten worse.

“If we didn’t have them, we’d probably be at each other’s throats right now,” he said, adding that he’s happy with the work that the haulers are doing.

And the haulers haven’t brought forward too many complaints.

Enrique Dragon, of Palmetto Mills, said they’re happy to take the waste to the fields where they can get rid of it for free.

The life of a hauler can be hard.

Dragon said they work more than 16-hour days during the season, starting about 4:30 a.m. and sometimes not getting home until 7 p.m.

“We work like 24/7,” he said. “We don’t stop.”

There’s no indication that U.S. Sugar will stop taking the manure, but O’Dell said they have to plan for the future. He would first look to the private sector to see if it could be reused or recycled.

He won’t rule out the possibility that Wellington would build its own waste collection facility, but there are no immediate plans.


Have a Wellington issue you’d like to see The Post tackle, or a story idea? Contact Matt Morgan at 561-820-4821 or MMorgan@pbpost.com.

#4 Posted : Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:39:24 PM(UTC)
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The citizens of wellington should start using the garbage disposals in their kitchens this will help the drainage disposal alot.

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