Pickup information for residential customers
For single family customers living in detached houses, mobile homes, many townhomes, duplexes, triplexes and quadruplexes, garbage is picked up once a week, curbside and is the same as your recycling pickup day according to your schedule. Don't know your schedule? Download the red/blue week calendar or the Guide to Services for future reference. Please place non-recyclable, non-hazardous household waste in bags for additional litter and odor control, then place in your garbage container. All garbage bags and other non-recyclable items must be placed inside the container provided by Your Own Utilities to ensure pickup. The container must not be overfilled to the point that the lid will not close completely. Similarly, garbage (whether bagged or otherwise) must not be placed on the ground beside or near the container. If more capacity is required for household waste, an additional garbage container may be purchased. Request one now.
When should I roll my cart to and from the curb?
Garbage and recycling carts should be rolled out to the curb no earlier than a day before pickup and should be rolled back to the home no later than a day after service.
On Premium Service, a customer's garbage container and Smart Cart recycling container will be pulled from the storage area at the home and then returned to the storage area by Solid Waste Services personnel. The cost of this service is $40.43 per month.
**Customers not on premium service who leave their containers at the curb must roll them back to the home no later than the day following service to avoid violation of the revised solid waste ordinance (section 21-487 b). Customers will be given two warning notices of violation. On the third notice within a 12-month period, the customer will be placed on premium service for one year.**
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Residential customers who live in an apartment
Apartment customers primarily use a dumpster for garbage. Some small complexes may use garbage cans (due to space constraints).
Each apartment complexes' management decides that either their tenants will be billed for solid waste collection as part of the monthly City utility bill or their monthly rent will include solid waste charges. If each apartment is billed by the City, the monthly charge is $17.52. Ask your manager where to place old furniture and other bulky items, appliances, old bikes, Christmas trees, yard waste, etc. for disposal. These "trash" items, per Florida law, cannot be placed in garbage or recycling containers.