Welcome to Recycling

Residential curbside recycling collection is managed by the City of Gainesville's Solid Waste Division. The Solid Waste Division also provides residential recycling collection for electronic items by appointment and sponsors other recycling programs. The Solid Waste Division offices are located at 405 NW 39th Avenue with weekday hours from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, except for scheduled holidays. Customer Service is available by phone weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM, except for scheduled holidays.

Find Out Your Collection Day

collection day map

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FREE Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 2nd to be Held in East Gainesville

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted household hazardous waste materials (such as paint, computers, and chemicals) and to a FREE drop-off at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center in Gainesville. This one-day “Toxic Round-Up” event will take place from 9 AM to 1 PM and is open to all Gainesville and Alachua County residents. Participants should enter NE 13th Street off of NE 8th Avenue and head for the parking lot behind the MLK, Jr. Center. Event staff will be on-site to safely collect your materials. FIND OUT MORE...

various household hazardous waste items

Ready, Set, Recycle! Go to the Gainesville Recycling Resource Guide

Enjoy our easy to use Gainesville Recycling Resource Guide that helps you learn if something can be recycled, composted, donated, repaired, or resold. Just type in the name of the item, and the Recycling Resource Guide will provide you with the most up-to-date options for reuse and recycle options.

woman in red shirt showing what is on the screen of her laptop computerFrom Aerosol Cans to Zip Disks (and everything in between), the Recycling Resource Guide will tell you if an item is hazardous to handle, accepted curbside for recycling, or where it can be dropped off locally. By following the information provided in the Recycling Resource Guide, you’ll be helping to prevent good materials from going to the landfill and providing a second life for your items.

The Recycling Resource Guide is an informational directory to assist residents and businesses with finding local options for the sustainable management of unwanted materials. Please be sure to confirm with drop-off locations before arriving to verify site location, materials accepted, and hours of operation.

Visit to jumpstart your journey on the roadway to zero waste!