Residential Collection

Please Note:

Collection Delays Possible: Due to pandemic-related workforce shortages, Gainesville neighbors may experience residential solid waste collection delays through January and possibly into February. Fueled by the highly contagious Omicron variant, the City’s contracted waste hauler, WCA/GFL Environmental, has been working to provide regular services levels while facing workforce shortages across the board, from collection drivers to mechanics.

Services impacted may include residential garbage, recycling, yard waste, bulk waste and other collection services performed by the City’s contracted waste hauler. Garbage collection services are prioritized for public health reasons.

The City is working closely with WCA/GFL Environmental to monitor any irregularities or delays in collections. The City is committed to delivering best-in-class services to all neighbors, and appreciates their patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Residents may report missed collections by calling 352-334-2330 or online at reporting a missed collection, please check the online Service Delay Board.

Garbage, Recycling, Yard Waste & Bulk Item Pick up Collection Services

trash cart set out for collection curbside along with recycle bins and yard wasteThe Solid Waste Division oversees residential collection services within the limits of the City of Gainesville. Residential collection services for Garbage, Recycling (bottles, cans, papers), Yard Waste (yard trash), and Bulk Item Pick Up (furniture) are carried out by the city’s contractor Waste Corporation of America (WCA). Collections services for Appliances and Electronics are available by appointment. The combined collection services are charged to residents on their monthly Gainesville Regional Utility (GRU) bill under the heading “Refuse.”



Yard Waste

Bulk Item Pick Up

Report A Missed Collection

Collection services are once a week for residential homes on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. To determine your collection day, visit the online interactive collection schedule map or call 352-334-2330. During scheduled holiday weeks collections will be delayed by one day after the observed holiday day.

Find Out Your Collection Day

collection day map

Click on the map to find out your collection day

 Residential Refuse Service FAQ