Solid Waste Management

Recycling Programs   Residential Curbside Program   Adopt-A-Street Program


The Solid Waste Division is responsible for coordinating the City's trash, yard waste and recycling programs as well as sponsoring environmentally-friendly cleanup projects in the Gainesville community and enforcement of the Solid Waste Code of Ordinances, Chapter 27, Article III, Sec. 71-88. 

The Solid Waste Division, 405 NW 39 Ave, operates on a 4-day/10-hour work week.  The days/hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 6 pm.

Contact Information:

Steve Joplin, Manager - 352 334-2330

Customer Service - 352 334-2330

Recycling - 352 393-7964

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Residential tree debris and other clean vegetative debris from the hurricane may be placed curbside for collection.  Limbs and branches should be no more than 5 feet in length and should not be stacked on top of water meters or close to mailboxes that might accidentally be damaged by collection equipment.  Small vegetative debris like leaves and pine straw must be in reusable containers or in paper bags.  No vegetative debris will be collected in plastic bags.  All vegetative debris should be free of plastic. metal, glass or other contamination.  Building materials from structures damaged by the storm should be kept segregated from vegetative debris.
Regular garbage and recycling collection will occur one day later than normal as if Monday had been a holiday.  Yard debris collection will proceed in a methodical manner, but large amounts of storm debris will prohibit maintaining the regular collection schedule.
It is the City of Gainesville's policy to dispose of surplus equipment by public auction for reuse.  Surplus equipment is composed of vehicles, heavy equipment, yard equipment and office furnishings.  For more information on vehicles to be auctioned go to  and for other surplus equipment & furniture go to
For a complete list of recyclable items that can be placed in the residential curbside blue and orange bin click here.

Roll Breast Cancer to the Curb:  Waste Corp. of America is partnering with the American Cancer Society to make strides against Breast Cancer.  Get your pink trash can here.

The Solid Waste Division has a year-round String Lights Recycling Program.  Bring your old Christmas or party string lights to the Public Works Center, 405 NW 39 Avenue.  There is a string lights recycling container outside the lobby of the new Administrative building.

All overflow garbage must be placed in official yellow bags that can be purchased at Publix.  Ask for them at the service counter.

E-Scrap (electronics) recycling provides curbside collection by disabled citizens working with ARC of Alachua County.  Your participation can help ARC provide much needed jobs, while recovering valuable materials that would have been buried in a landfill otherwise. Read More

Got a Special Event coming up?  Recycling and garbage cardboard containers available at cost.  Read More

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Last Updated Sept. 11, 2017