Solid Waste & Resource Recovery

Calendar of Events​
  • Residential Recycling & Garbage
    Residential Recycling & Garbage
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  • Commercial Recycling & Garbage
    Commercial Recycling & Garbage
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  • Reduce/Reuse
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  • Outreach & Education
    Outreach & Education
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Waste Collection and County Office Schedule

    2017-01-09 15:00:00
    ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Other than emergency services, all Alachua County government offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance... More
  • County Closings and Waste Collection for Veterans Day

    2016-11-09 14:00:00
    ​ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Other than emergency services, all Alachua County Offices will be closed on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. Alachua County... More
  • 10-14-16 10:15 a.m. Hurricane Matthew Update: Solid Waste Yard Waste Collection Update

    2016-10-14 10:15:00
    ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - According to reports from WCA's yard waste route supervisor, the immediate area neighboring N.W. 51st Street is all that remains... More
  • 10-13-16 10 a.m. Hurricane Matthew Update: Solid Waste Yard Waste Collection Update

    2016-10-13 10:00:00
    ​ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - As of Wednesday night (October 12, 2016), WCA reports that approximately 95% of the normally scheduled Tuesday yard waste route... More
  • 18th Annual Trashformations Recycled Art Competition

    2016-10-12 14:00:00
    ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, the Office of Waste Alternatives, and the Florida Museum of Natural History... More
  • April
    • Party for the Planet - 04/01/2017
      The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo will be hosting it's annual Party for the Planet in celebration of Earth Day on April 1st and 2nd. The day focuses on environmental conservation and sustainable practices. We strive to offer the community the opportunity to learn how they can become stewards for wildlife and wild places. Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83 St Gainesville, FL 32606
    • REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE - 04/02/2017
      REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE Event Type: Informational Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM Library: Micanopy Library Branch Description: We are celebrating Earth Day early with a wonderful program from Alachua County Public Works. Learn about recycling and participate in the fun Recycle Relay game. Age(s): Elementary (5-11 years)
    • Gainesville 2017 VEGFEST - 04/08/2017
      Gainesville VegFest is a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life. Our hope is for people of all ages to have fun and learn about the many ways to improve health, lessen our impact on the environment and reduce animal suffering. This free, family-friendly event will include speakers, veg vendors, exhibitors, educational booths, music, children’s activities and more. Here’s an excellent opportunity for local vendors to showcase their products, services, merchandise and vegan food to hundreds of vegans, vegetarians, conscientious consumers, fitness lovers and people interested in living a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. VegFests have grown to great heights in host cities such as Orlando, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Tampa and Cocoa. Our goal is to get Gainesville on the vegfest map of Florida! Come join us! Event is from 11am - 5pm Saturday April 8th, 2017 Location: Westside Park 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
    • Tree Fest - 04/15/2017
      We would like you to help us plant some trees. Solar Impact, Inc. and Swamp Head Brewery have teamed up again to make Tree Fest, an annual event hosted at Swamp Head brewery around Earth Day and Arbor Day each year. Tree Fest will celebrate the environment by raising money to plant trees with the Alachua Conservation Trust in an event that will feature food trucks, family-friendly activities, and of course, Swamp Head beer. 5 trees will be planted for every beer purchased during Tree Fest, 20 trees for every Tree Fest T-Shirt bought, and all sponsor donations will increase our tree planting. The trees are one year old longleaf pines and will be planted by the Alachua Conservation Trust at the Little Orange Creek Preserve in Hawthorne, Florida. We are grateful for the many people and companies that are coming together to sponsor and participate in this event. -- Tree Fest 2017 will be from 1-11pm Saturday, April 15th. It is free to attend. We plant 5 trees for every beer sold during Tree Fest, 20 trees for every Tree Fest T-Shirt bought, and all money raised from sponsorships will directly increase the number of trees we can plant. 1-5pm is our family & community time. Bouncin' Big will have free bounce houses for kids, and our community partners will be tabling and offering some activites. Tabling ends and bounce houses shut down at 5p. Starting at 5pm we will have live music going the rest of the event. Food will be available (vendors TBD). ----- For more information about Tree Fest and/or sponsorship opportunities, visit or email
    • Spring for Supply Drive (Tools for Schools) - 04/17/2017
      You can help! Every day, local businesses and households throw away countless items which still have educational value to them. Overruns and no longer needed supplies are just a few of the materials sent to the landfill instead of being reused. Imagine those items in the hands of eager students! They become useful supplies to help make math, science, and language arts concepts real.​​
    • Earth Day - 04/22/2017
      Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
  • May
    • The 33rd An​nual Windsor Zucchini Festival - 05/13/2017
      Come Celebrate Our 33rd An​nual Windsor Zucchini Festival Saturday May 13, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Activities include: Duke of Zuke & Zuqueenie Pageant Arts & Crafts Vendor Show Cook-A-Zuke Contest Plant a Pot For MOM Zion Coin Hunt - Games - Hay Rides Fried Zucchini - Zucchini Ice Cream Zucchini Carving Live Band providing music Arts & Crafts Food - Food - Food Raffle Plant Sale Country Store with locally grown produce Pony and Cart rides by Debs Party Ponies Live Entertainment provided by: Vicky and Dave Trezak Food - Food - Food: Mike Hill's Famous Bar-B-Que Chicken Cracker Boys Hunt Club Fresh Veggies Windsor Community's Fried Zucchini Sweet Dreams Homemade Zucchini Ice Cream Merchandise: Cookbooks T-Shirts Tote Bags Country store with locally grown produce


  • Solid Waste & Resource Recovery
  • 5620 NW 120th Lane
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Sally Palmi
  • Director of Solid Waste & Resource Recovery
  • Phone: 352-374-5245
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

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