Temporarily Closed Businesses Exempt from Waste Pickup Ordinance


Effective immediately, Gainesville businesses that are temporarily closed for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency are exempt from enforcement of the city ordinance requiring a minimum level of service of once a week for garbage collection. City of Gainesville Solid Waste Inspectors will temporarily suspend enforcement of that requirement on any closed businesses until such time as they reopen. There is also no minimum collection requirement for recyclables. All businesses that are still generating garbage are still subject to the ordinance.