GARBAGE AND RECYCLING

Overview

The Solid Waste Division provide environmentally safe, time responsive and cost effective, collection, disposal and recycling services throughout the city.  The division manages an integrated system for waste reduction, and recycling, in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner. Such activities include the removal of dead animals, pick-up of bulk items, and roll-off and compact service.

Garbage (Trash/Solid Waste)

Garbage services for residents is a once a week program; utilizing the provided 95-gallon plastic garbage container. Residents and commercial customers must place their containers at the curbside no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before service and containers must be removed from the curb to a location other than the front yard, no later than 12:00 p.m. (midnight) the day of service. Containers left at the curbside or visible from the street are subject to a violation warning or violation charge of $25.00 per day.

Additional containers are available for purchase for those residents requiring additional containers for $80.00 tax included and can be added to your water bill in six monthly installments.

Yard Waste

Yard waste is picked up on garbage collection day for bagged items such as leaves and grass clippings.  Limbs are to be neatly stacked at the curb and can be no longer than 5 feet in length.  Limbs cannot be commingled with garbage.  If it is a large pile of yard waste that requires a claw truck, then it will be collected on a Wednesday.  Please arrange pick up with a claw truck by calling the Haines City Public Works Department at (863) 421-3777.  Auto parts are not acceptable.

Recycling

Recycling services for residents is a once a week program; utilizing the provided 65-gallon plastic recycle container.  Additional containers are available for purchase for those residents requiring additional containers for $80.00 tax included and can be added to your water bill in six monthly installments.

Commonly accepted recyclables for your home include: cleaned and rinsed aluminum and metal cans, plastic containers (#1 through #8) and clear or colored glass (not broken).  All paper & paperboard products, including newspapers, magazines, telephone books, junk mail, office paper, flattened boxes, etc., except food contaminated or wax coated paper, (flattened boxes should not exceed 3 ft x 3 ft in size).  Place all your recycle materials inside the cart with the lid closed.  Do not place any overflow outside the 65 gallon container.  Break down your boxes to help with additional space in the cart.  Do not bag recyclables because the plastic bags cannot be recycled through this program.  Take plastic bags to your local grocery store for recycling.

Tires

Tires without the rim can be placed five (5) feet from the curb where you normally place your garbage container.  Residents are allowed four (4) tires each year for disposal.  Tire pick-up is the third Saturday of each month.

Recycling Cart Information