Solid Waste Division

Welcome to the Solid Waste Division

The Solid Waste Division is responsible for coordinating residential collection services in the City of Gainesville for trash (household garbage), recycling, bulk items, yard waste and other materials. The Solid Waste Division is also responsible monitoring commercial operations and the enforcement of the City's Solid Waste Code of Ordinances (Chapter 27, Article III).  The Solid Waste Division also sponsors various cleanup projects within the Gainesville community, including the Adopt-A-Street program. The Solid Waste Division is located at 405 NW 39th Avenue with weekday hours from 8 AM to 5 PM. Please note that the Solid Waste Division offices are temporarily closed to all visitors for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.

Find Out Your Collection Day

collection day map

Click on the map to find out your collection day


Show Your Support for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Pink trash cart with Fight Against Breast Cancer ribbon on the sideThe City of Gainesville is teaming up with WCA of Florida to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by offering residents a unique opportunity to show their support for the fight against breast cancer. For an annual donation of $50 or more to the American Cancer Society, residents can obtain a pink trash cart with the ribbon logo on the side to replace their current black trash cart at home. Find out more...

Check out the New Gainesville Recycling Resource Guide

woman in red shirt showing what is on the screen of her laptop computerThe Gainesville Recycling Resource Guide is a new user-friendly online tool to assist residents and businesses with recycling and reducing waste. When you search for materials in the new guide, you will see where you can recycle, donate, compost, resell, or properly dispose of that material locally. The Gainesville Recycling Resource Guide will help to reduce recycling contamination, increase waste diversion from landfills, and provide a much needed informational service to our community. Visit to jumpstart your journey on the roadway to zero waste!


four black trash carts from smallest to largest in sizeResidents are encouraged to make less waste and save money by selecting the trash cart size that best fits their needs. New residents have 30 days after initiating services at a home to request a trash cart size change without being charged an additional fee. After 30 days, there will be a $13.50 service fee for changing cart size. Please contact the Solid Waste Division at (352) 334-2330 to request a trash cart size change.

Mini-cart (20 gallons) 1 kitchen-sized bag per week $18.50
Small (35 gallons) 2 to 3 kitchen-sized bags per week $24.00
Medium (64 gallons) 4 to 5 kitchen-sized bags per week $29.75
Large (96 gallons) 6 to 7 kitchen-sized bags per week $37.00
*additional fees for backyard collection services