Recycling Division

Residential Curbside   Apartment/Condo   Commercial

Contact Information:
Customer Service - (352) 334-2330
Recycling - (352) 393-7964
Email -

Apartment/condo complexes greater than 5 units are considered commercial properties and recycling programs are required.  If you live in an apartment/condo, check with the office manager to find out where the recycling station/area is located.  

Commercial Recycling is mandatory in Gainesville per ordinance.

Residential curbside recycling The City provides recycling bins for residents free of charge.

When in doubt, don't throw it out.  Check out the A-Z Recycling Source guide first to see if it can be recycled in some way.

Holiday/Party String Lights All residents are encouraged to recycle your holiday/party string lights.  You can drop them off at the Public Works Center, 405 NW 39th Ave., at any time.  A string lights recycling container has been placed outside the lobby of the Administrative building.

Government Surplus 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 For other surplus equipment and furniture, go to

Hazardous waste is to be disposed of properly at all times to protect the environment for future generations.  Hazardous waste cannot be disposed of in the regular garbage waste.  Residents can take their hazardous waste to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, 5125 NE 63rd Ave., 352 334-0440.

The City of Gainesville is committed to leading by example in workplace recycling.  Recycling in all municipal offices by providing commingled recycle containers in the kitchens and breakrooms as well as paper and cardboard recycling in the offices.  We encourage our employees to reduce waste. (Example: Reuse ceramic cups instead of using throw-away paper or styrofoam cups and to copy paper on both sides).  To close the loop, the City of Gainesville encourages that municipal offices purchase recycle content supplies whenever possible. 


Last updated September 2019