Commonly Asked Questions

How do I get replacement recycling bins and/or trashcans that are damaged or missing?
How do I get replacement recycling bins and/or trashcans that are damaged or missing?

Please call Alachua County’s Office of Waste Collection during regular business hours to inform staff of your needs. A work order will then be submitted for replacement recycling bins and/or for the repair or replacement of a trash can. All work orders are sent in on Thursday, and will be fulfilled the following week on the customer’s collection day.​

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Do I have to pay to have recycling bins delivered to my house?
Do I have to pay to have recycling bins delivered to my house?

​If you subscribe to curbside waste collection services in Alachua County, there is no additional charge to participate in the recycling program. Please call Alachua County’s Office of Waste Collection for more information, 352-338-3233.​

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Which number should I call for assistance?
Which number should I call for assistance?

​If you have an inquiry about residential curbside trash or recycling services in the unincorporated area of Alachua County, please call our Waste Collection office at 352-338-3233.  If you are unsure, please call so we can help you determine who services your area in Alachua County.​

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What Bulk items are collected curbside?
What Bulk items are collected curbside?

Bulk items include furniture such as couches, tables, chairs and desks. Limited amounts of interior remodeling debris will also be collected.

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How do I get an appliance picked up?
How do I get an appliance picked up?

​Residents who would like appliances, such as stoves, washers and dryers, picked up must call Alachua County’s Office of Waste Collection, (352) 338-3233, and City of Gainesville residents must call the city’s office, (352) 334-2330, to schedule a pickup of these items. Special collections of exterior materials may be arranged for a fee​.

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What are the hours of the Rural Collection Centers?
What are the hours of the Rural Collection Centers?
​Operating Days
  • Monday - Tuesday:
    7:30am - 5:30pm

  • Wednesday - Thursday: 
    CLOSED

  • Friday - Saturday: 
    7:30am - 5:30pm

  • Sunday: 
    CLOSED
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What are the Holiday hours?
What are the Holiday hours?

​Only six holidays will affect collection service: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (observed), Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. There will be no collection on these holidays and collection services for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one day. The following week, collection will return to the normal schedule​.

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Contact

  • Solid Waste & Resource Recovery
  • 5620 NW 120th Lane
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
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