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Solid Waste Division

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 operates on a 4-day/10-hour work week.  Our days/hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 6 pm.


 New recyclables to be added to the residential curbside blue bin starting January 1, 2013 - Gable top milk & juice containers, Aseptic cartons & clean pizza boxes.  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.

Starting Jan 23, 2012 a new addition to our curbside recycling program has been added, the city will start taking school workbooks and paperback books. 

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 will be 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

Textile materials can now be recycled at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station and the Alachua County Collection CentersRead More

Got a Special Event coming up?  Recycling and garbage cardboard containers available at cost.  Read More

Last updated:  12/20/2012

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Service Contact  

405 NW 39th Ave.
Gainesville, FL  32609


352 334-2330




Mail Box:

PO Box 490, Station 58
Gainesville, FL 32627-0490


352 393-7980

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