Mission Statement

The Solid Waste Division's mission is to provide environmentally sound and cost effective solid waste and recycling services for the City of Jacksonville that exceed our customers' expectations.

  • Household garbage is collected weekly. Collection guidelines vary by service area. Set all garbage out no later than 6 a.m. on collection day. 

  • Tires and appliances need to be scheduled by calling 630-CITY (2489) or click on the link(s)  to schedule  tires or appliances collections.

TIP: Consider recycling instead of throwing items in the trash.

RECYCLING ONLY-AUTOMATED SERVICE AREAS: ADS/CITY

  • Garbage must be placed inside plastic bags or cans with handles and tight-fitting lids.
  • Each container must not exceed 45-gallon capacity and/or 40 pounds in weight.
  • Containers must be free of sharp or jagged edges with bottoms intact.

AUTOMATED SERVICE AREAS (SWS/WP) CARTS FOR BOTH GARBAGE AND RECYCLING

  • Garbage must be placed in city-issued garbage carts.
  • Place carts at least two (2) feet apart and three (3) feet away from obstructions.
  • Carts must face with wheels away from the road.
  • Lids must be fully closed. Save excess waste for the next week.
  • Bulk items are collected on the same day as your recycling.
  • Appliances and tires need to be scheduled.

Take Care When Including:

Medical Waste

Do not put loose sharps or other used medical waste directly into your garbage can/cart. Do not use clear containers or bags. Containerize sharps in a hard plastic or metal container with a tight-fitting lid. Place medical waste containers in the center of your bag, can or cart.

Electronic Waste

Small home electronics (computers, TVs, printers, etc.) may be included with household garbage. Items can also be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste facility or to a local e-waste collection event.

TIP: Consider donating used electronics or find a local retailer that recycles.

Construction Debris

Up to one cubic yard (or two full wheelbarrows) per week, and no items longer than five (5) feet. Contact a construction debris collector for quantities over this limit. Debris must be resident-generated. It is unlawful for a hired contractor to leave construction debris for the city to collect. [Sec. 380.207] Materials should not include “friable” (release of airborne fibers upon contact) asbestos.

*Please note that the automated collections program is for SWS and/or WP residents only.

For Garbage Disposal Information, call Trail Ridge Landfill at (904) 255-7355.

It is illegal to dump trash and debris on vacant land, roads, streets, drains and ditches. To report illegal dumping call (904) 630-CITY.

Call (904) 630-CITY for the wastehauler in your area or check online for your collection days and waste hauler. Local wastehaulers are:

City of Jacksonville
Solid Waste Division
Collection & Sanitary Services
1031 Superior Street
Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 630-CITY

Advanced Disposal Services (ADS)
7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 737-7900

Waste Pro of Florida  (WP)
2940 Strickland St.
Jacksonville, FL 32243
(904) 731-7288

Southland Waste Systems (SWS)
218 Morgan Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 384-2567

Residential Responsibilities

Municipal Code
To request collection service or report a problem with collection, please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit 630-CITY online.