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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New recyclables have been added to the residential curbside blue & orange bins:
Effective January 1, 2013: Gable top milk and juice containers, Aseptic cartons and clean pizza boxes.
Effective January 23, 2012: School workbooks and paperback books.  

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 started a new 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 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 July 18, 2016