Recycling & Yard Waste Collection Delays
The City's collection contractor (WCA/GFL) is experiencing staff shortages and as a result recycling and yard waste collections are running a half-day to a full day behind schedule. If your items are not collected within two days after your regularly scheduled collection day, please report the missed collection and your address by contacting us at email@example.com or at 352-334-2330. We continue to monitor this situation and will send updates as needed. Thank you for your patience.
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 is located at 405 NW 39th Avenue with weekday hours from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, except for scheduled holidays.
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
Click on the map to find out your collection day
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.
From 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 zerowastegnv.com/recycle to jumpstart your journey on the roadway to zero waste!