Residential Recycling & Garbage

Storm Debris Updates
Storm Debris Updates
Alachua County crews have almost finished the first pass through unincorporated Alachua County. All storm debris should have been at the curbside by  November 30, 2017.
The following subdivisions were inspected by County staff and have been declared completed as disaster debris collection is concerned regarding recovery from Hurricane Irma:
Arbor Green
Autumn Woods
Balmoral
Belmont
Benwood Estates
Bivens Arm
Blakemeade
Bristol Oaks
Brookfield
Buckridge
Buckridge West
Canterbury
Carollton
Carraway
Carriage House Lane
Carriage Way
Cedar Ridge
Celebration Oaks
Charleston
Cheney Walk
Chula Vista
Copeland
Dalton Pines
Devonshire Hills
Durelle Heights
Eagle Point Villas
Ellis Park
Emerald Woods
Finley Woods
Fletcher Park
Foxboro at Wyngate
Garrison Way
Grandview Estates
Granite Park
Green Grove
Greentree Village
Haile Plantation Subvision, Amelia Gardens
Haile Plantation Subvision, Benjamin Grove
Haile Plantation Subvision, Bennett’s Garden
Haile Plantation Subvision, Camden Court
Haile Plantation Subvision, Century Oaks
Haile Plantation Subvision, Chestnut Hill
Haile Plantation Subvision, Chickasaw Way
Haile Plantation Subvision, Evans Hollow
Haile Plantation Subvision, Fairhaven
Haile Plantation Subvision, Founders Hill
Haile Plantation Subvision, Graham’s Mill
Haile Plantation Subvision, Hickory Walk
Haile Plantation Subvision, India Station
Haile Plantation Subvision, Indigo Square
Haile Plantation Subvision, Kestrel Point
Haile Plantation Subvision, Laurel Park
Haile Plantation Subvision, Magnolia Court
Haile Plantation Subvision, Middleton Green
Haile Plantation Subvision, Oakmont
Haile Plantation Subvision, Plantation Villas
Haile Plantation Subvision, Quail Court
Haile Plantation Subvision, Southerland Crossing
Haile Plantation Subvision, Stratford Ridge
Haile Plantation Subvision, The Colony at Kestrel Point
Haile Plantation Subvision, The Grove
Haile Plantation Subvision, The Hamptons
Haile Plantation Subvision, Westfield Commons
Haile Plantation Subvision, Whitaker Oaks
Hamilton Heights
Hamilton Pond
Hammock Oaks
Hampton Ridge
Hawks Ridge
Haystacks
Heatherwood
Hickory Ridge
Hickory Ridge @ Fletcher’s Mill
Holly Heights
Hunter's Glen
Huntington North
Huntngton
Hyde Park
Idyllwild
Ivy Park
Kanapaha
Kimberly Woods
Kincaid Hills
Kreftwood
Lake Forest Farms
Lake Ridge
Lana's Place
Lexington Place
Live Oak Acres
Live Oak Hills
Live Oak Ridge
Lugano
Mackey & Hudson
Magnolia Court
Magnolia Estates
McNeil Gardens
Meadowbrook
Meadows of Kanapaha
Melton Manor
Mill Hammock
Millhopper Forest
Misty Hollow
Misty Oaks
Newnan's Lake
Newnans Lake Homestead
NW 33th St off NW 43rd Street
Oakleigh
Oakmont
Oakwood
Old Oak Estates
Parkwest Estates
Prairie Bluff
Prairie Breeze
Prairie Oaks
Prairie Pointe
Prairie South
Provence
Quail Ridge
Quarries
Richmond
Ridgemont
Robin Lane
Robinson Heights
Royal Oaks
Rustlewood
Saddlebrook Farms
San Felasco Estates
Sanctuary
Savannah Place
Savannah Point
Sawbuck
Seminole Woods
Seville
Shady Lawn
Shady Oak Estates
Shafto Meadows
Shannon Woods
Shenendoah
Somerset
Sterling Place
Strawberry Fields
Summer Creek
Summit Oaks
Sunny Acres
Tamoka Hills
Tannahill
The Woodlands
Thornbury
Thornehill
Thousand Oaks
Timberlane
Timberway
Tower 24
Tower Oaks
Town of Tioga
Villas of West End
Wacahoota Ridge
Wellendorf
West End Estates
West End Golf View Estates
West End Patio
Williamsburg at Meadowbrook
Willow Bend
Willow Oaks
Windsor Glen
Woodfield
Wyds Plantation
Wyndsong Manor
Wyngate Farms

If the subdivision you live in is on the above list then you are now responsible to put out your yard debris on it's regular collection schedule.  This list and the web map will be updated daily.
Several County Roads and roads in the unincorporated County require certified flag crews. Cleaning debris on these roads will occur based on crew availability.
These additional roads include:
·         N.W. 98th Street (from Newberry Road to 39th Avenue)
·         N.W. 23rd Avenue
·         N.W. 43rd Street
·         County Road 241 (north of Newberry Road)
·         East University Avenue (east of the State Road 26 split)
·         SE 43rd Street
·         County Road 241 South of Newberry
 
For updated storm debris clean-up information visit the Alachua County Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Office’s After the Storm website.
For more information, call the Alachua County Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Office at 352-338-3233.
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After the Storm Debris Collection Map
After the Storm Debris Collection Map

Storm debris collection is an ongoing process that will take months to complete; this map should help inform Alachua County residents on the status of large storm debris collection throughout the county.  The map is searchable by address (top left search field), and additional disaster debris collection information is to the right of the map.

This map is correct for those living in the Unincorporated County only. Those living in a municipality should not use this tool, but should instead check with their city/town (*contact info below) for a current debris cleanup schedule. This map does show some municipality residents highlighted, but only due to the overlap in that area with unincorporated residents.

The large debris collection areas are marked by zones in color as follows:
• The yellow zones on the map represent areas contractors are currently working in or will be working in within the next few days to collect large debris.
• The green zones are areas that a first pass collection has been completed in for large debris. 
• The blue zone will be an area that has had a second round of large debris collected in it (there are currently no areas marked blue).

• The grey zones do not fall under Alachua County's service area or did not need to be serviced.

*We will not repeat a zone until the entire county has been completed.  The residential drop sites will remain open please see the next section more information.

Please note some areas within a highlighted zone may not get collected during the pass highlighted.  The County expects debris clean-up to take months, and requests that residents be patient as crews are working as quickly as possible to reach all areas of the County.
 
Please follow the instructions listed on the website for placing debris curbside.  This map is intended for unincorporated Alachua County areas only, some highlighted zones may contain areas serviced by various municipalities, but we are only servicing County maintained roads in those areas

To see the map and search for an address click here

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Regular garbage and recycling services are being provided on regular scheduled collection days. Containerized yard trash and debris piles are being collected by zone, based on damage assessments completed following the hurricane, and immediate safety issues that arise, rather than on the regularly scheduled days.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and crews are working as quickly as possible to reach all areas of the county. 

The three residential storm debris sites for Alachua County residents who wish to haul their own storm debris are now closed.  

For questions and more information, contact the Alachua County Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Department at 352-338-3233. Offices are open Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*Municipality Information Below

City of Gainesville Solid Waste Management
Phone: 352-334-2330
Email: waste@cityofgainesville.org
Website: https://www.cityofgainesville.org/PublicWorks/ProgramsandServices/SolidWasteManagement.aspx
 
City of Alachua Solid Waste
Phone: (386) 418-6100
Website: http://www.cityofalachua.com/index.php/solid-waste
 
City of Hawthorne Solid Waste Division
Phone: 352-481-2432
Website: http://www.cityofhawthorne.net/Pages/HawthorneFL_DPW/SolidWaste
 
City of High Springs
Phone: 386-454-2134
Website: http://highsprings.us/ 

City of Archer
Phone: (352) 495-2880
Website:  http://cityofarcher.com/HomePage.html
 
Micanopy
Phone: 352-466-3121
Website: http://micanopytown.com/index.html
 
City of Newberry
Phone: 352-472-8149
Website: http://www.ci.newberry.fl.us/
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After the Storm: Large Debris Residential Collection
After the Storm: Large Debris Residential Collection


Alachua County is working hard to pick up large storm debris around the county.

To make things go smoothly please follow these tips:

• We are asking residents to consolidate vegetative debris piles as much as possible to expedite collection
• Place all debris curbside in large piles ready to be picked up. 
• Please do not place any debris in paper bags or in garbage containers during this collection period.  These will go with your regular yard debris for collection.
• Make sure not to have any debris in the roadway.
• Trees must be placed curbside for us to be able to collect them.
• Stumps do not need to be removed from trees.
• Do not cover or obstruct access to utility equipment such as power poles, manholes, fire hydrants, gas mains, transformers, cable TV or telephone pedestals.
 Your tree surgeon or home repair contractor is required to containerize and dispose of solid waste and debris.Contractors are responsible for removing their debris.
• Illegal dumping will not be tolerated. Fines and penalties will be imposed, so if you see someone dumping waste at an unauthorized site report it!
• Remember to keep emergency storm demolition debris separate from vegetative debris

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The three residential storm debris sites for Alachua County residents who wished to haul their own storm debris are now closed.  

 

Finally we ask for our residents to be patient, remember to be kind and thank your customer service folks, your drivers and your contractors, they are working hard to help us all recover from this disaster event. They have homes and families too and many are away from their loved ones to work for our community.  If you have any questions please call 352-338-3233 or visit www.facebook.com/AlachuaCountyRecycles/

If you have emergency storm demolition debris we ask that you call 352-338-3233 for a pick up and we will schedule it for you.  This type of debris is defined as damaged components of buildings and structures—wood, glass, metal, roofing material, tile, carpeting, concrete, equipment.  Please do not mix storm demolition debris with yard debris or place this with any of your regular curbside collection. 

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After the Storm: Residential Containerized Yard Debris Collection
After the Storm: Residential Containerized Yard Debris Collection
Regular garbage and recycling services are being provided on your regularly scheduled collection day.  Starting on Monday, October 9, 2017 regular yard trash routes will be conducted in the mandatory collection areas of unincorporated Alachua  County.  Containerized vegetative debris will be collected during the week, but not necessarily on your regular collection day.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  
 
 
 
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Disaster Debris Collection After the Storm
Disaster Debris Collection After the Storm
  
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Additional After the Storm Contact Informtation
Additional After the Storm Contact Informtation

 

There are many ways to get help after a storm Alachua County Emergency Management has been helping to post those online to help out our community find the best way to get help for your situtation.  You may qualify for more than one program so please read through these carefully.  You must apply and contact these organizations yourself, they will not contact you.

If your home or business was damaged as a result of Hurricane Irma, we ask that you please go to www.alachuarecovers.org to submit photos and additional information.
This information will assist us in successfully receiving a Presidential Disaster Declaration, which opens up FEMA recovery resources to Alachua County residents. We thank you in advance for your help!
 
 
 US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency
 
If you have suffered damage and loss from Hurricane Irma, you may apply for federal assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov.
You may also register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)
 
Below is a list of financial assistance programs that may be available for Alachua County residents in connection with Hurricane Irma.
FEMA ASSISTANCE

Alachua County residents affected by Hurricane Irma should apply for assistance with FEMA. Financial help and direct services may be available from FEMA for clean-up, temporary housing, medical, moving expenses, and more. To apply visit: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. For a list of counties approved for Individual Assistance visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4337#

TAX RELIEF

Alachua County residents granted Individual Assistance may be eligible for tax relief from the IRS. To learn more about IRS assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma visit: https://www.irs.gov/news…/help-for-victims-of-hurricane-irma
 
DISASTER RECOVERY LOANS

The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing various disaster loans to business owners in the area. For more information about SBA disaster loans visit: https://www.sba.gov/disasterassistance/hurricane-irma.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides loans and assistance to qualifying individuals, businesses, and communities after disasters. For more information visit: https://www.usda.gov/topics/disaster/storms, or contact the USDA office in Florida at: (352) 338-3400.
 
DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

Residents who are unemployed as a result of the disaster are encouraged to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. For additional information about DUA visit: https://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp or contact the U.S. Department of Labor by phone at 1-866-487-2365.
 
MORTGAGE RELIEF
To find out if you qualify for temporary mortgage relief such as a suspension of mortgage payments for up to 12 months, or suspension of late fees, visit the Freddie Mac website at: http://www.freddiemac.com/about/hurricane-relief.html. For additional information visit the Fannie Mae website at: http://www.fanniemae.com/por…/about-fm/hurricane-relief.html or by phone at 1-800-2FANNIE (800-232-6643).
 
HURRICANE RESPONSE HIRING

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring a variety of temporary positions located throughout Florida now through December 31, 2017. For more information visit: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/hurricane-response-jobs-sba#section-header-4
 
For additional information please visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4337#
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Additional After the Storm Contact Informtation
Additional After the Storm Contact Informtation

 

Dear Floridians, 

Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, prompting one of the largest evacuations in U.S. history. 

This massive storm affected every part of our state. And as we now begin the process of cleaning up and rebuilding, I encourage every Floridian affected by this storm to apply for assistance with FEMA as soon as possible. You may be eligible for financial help or even direct assistance for things such as: clean-up, temporary housing, medical, moving expenses and more. 

If you’re eligible, it’s important that you get your FEMA claim in as soon as possible, without delay. 

To apply for FEMA assistance visit: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. 

Please take a few minutes to review the information provided below. You may be eligible for other temporary assistance and benefits. 

As I travel around our state, I am heartened by the stories I am hearing over and over again of Floridians helping Floridians. And I encourage you to share this information with your friends and neighbors as we work together to rebuild our state. 

If you need any additional help, please don’t hesitate to contact our office by e-mail at: IrmaAssistance@billnelson.senate.gov, by phone toll free in Florida at 1-888-671-4091, or by stopping by one of our regional offices listed below. 

Sincerely, 
 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
If you need emergency help call 9-1-1. 

HELP FOR SENIORS
If you know of a senior who needs assistance call 9-1-1 and contact the Florida Department of Elder Affairs hotline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). To report elder abuse, call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). 

BASIC SUPPLIES
If you need supplies, such as food, water, or ice, please contact your county emergency management at: http://www.floridadisaster.org/fl_county_em.asp or by phone at (850) 815-4001 for the location of the nearest distribution center. Your county emergency management can provide up–to-date information about shelters and local distribution centers for food and supplies. 

FEMA ASSISTANCE
Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma should apply for assistance with FEMA as soon as their county is granted Individual Assistance. Financial help and direct services may be available from FEMA for clean-up, temporary housing, medical, moving expenses, and more.

To apply visit: www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1-800-462-7585. For a list of counties approved for Individual Assistance visit: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4337#. 

HELP FOR VETERANS
Veterans needing assistance or medication can contact the Veteran Disaster Hotline at 1-800-507-4571 or go to any VA medical facility for assistance. 

DIALYSIS
To find a dialysis center in your area visit: http://www.dialysisunits.com/. Patients of DaVita Dialysis may contact 1-800-400-8331 to find the nearest Dialysis Center. 

MENTAL HEALTH

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress please call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained counselor. You may also visit: http://bit.ly/2vH2Hucfor more information about managing stress after a disaster and talking with children about traumatic events. 

TAX RELIEF
Floridians in counties granted Individual Assistance may be eligible for tax relief from the IRS. To learn more about IRS assistance for victims of Hurricane Irma visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/help-for-victims-of-hurricane-irma. 

DISASTER RECOVERY LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing various disaster loans to qualifying Floridians in several counties. For more information about SBA disaster loans visit: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/hurricane-irma. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides loans and assistance to qualifying individuals, businesses, and communities after disasters. For more information visit: https://www.usda.gov/topics/disaster/storms, or contact the USDA office in Florida at: (352) 338-3400. 

DISASTER UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
Floridians who are unemployed as a result of the disaster are encouraged to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) through the U.S. Department of Labor. For additional information about DUA visit: https://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp or contact the U.S. Department of Labor by phone at 1-866-487-2365. 

MORTGAGE RELIEF
To find out if you qualify for temporary mortgage relief such as a suspension of mortgage payments for up to 12 months, or suspension of late fees, visit the Freddie Mac website at: http://www.freddiemac.com/about/hurricane-relief.html. For additional information visit the Fannie Mae website at: http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/about-fm/hurricane-relief.html or by phone at 1-800-2FANNIE (800-232-6643). 

HURRICANE RESPONSE HIRING
The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring a variety of temporary positions located throughout Florida now through December 31, 2017. For more information visit: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/hurricane-response-jobs-sba#section-header-4 

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE
For in-person assistance with storm related questions, or to apply for benefits you may visit your local FEMA Disaster Recovery Center. For a list of Centers in your area visit: http://asd.fema.gov/inter/locator/home.htm 

BILL NELSON OFFICES IN FLORIDA 

Broward 
3416 South University Drive 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328 
Phone: 954-693-4851

Ft. Myers 
2000 Main Street 
Suite 801 
Fort Myers, FL 33901 
Phone: 239-334-7760 

Jacksonville 
1301 Riverplace Blvd. 
Suite 2010 
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-346-4500 

Miami-Dade 
2555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard 
Suite 610 
Coral Gables, FL 33134 
Phone: 305-536-5999 

Orlando 
225 East Robinson Street 
Suite 410 
Orlando, FL 32801 
Phone: 407-872-7161 

Tallahassee 
111 North Adams Street 
Tallahassee, FL 32301 
Phone: 850-942-8415 

Tampa 
801 N. Florida Ave. 
4th Floor 
Tampa, FL 33602 
Phone: 813-225-7040 

West Palm Beach 
413 Clematis Street 
Suite 210 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-514-0189
 
 
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Mission
Mission
Curbside Recycling image

To provide courteous and effective waste collection services to citizens of Alachua County, and to help those citizens manage and reduce their household waste.​​

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Functions
Functions
  • Manages collection contracts and programs by cooperative effort with City of Gainesville
  • Manages, along with the City of Gainesville, a curbside collection program within the mandatory collection area - the first volume-based cart system in Florida
  • Develops and manages all non-ad valorem assessments
  • Manages and operates disposal facilities outside the mandatory collection area
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Did You Know?
Did You Know?

​Alachua County currently recycles 54% of its waste. Keep recycling Alachua County!

Curbside collection of recyclables began in 1989 in Alachua County.

Alachua County operates a Materials Recovery Facility at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park. Call (352) 374-5213 to schedule a tour!​​

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Recycling Lights and Cords
Recycling Lights and Cords

​​​The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternative reminds residents that they can recycle holiday light strings free of charge at the five Alachua County Rural Collection Centers, the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center located at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park, and the Gainesville Public Works Department all year round. Holiday lights contain brass, copper, and plastic, and will ultimately get recycled into new items.

Holiday lights recycling hours and addresses:
 
The Rural Collection Centers
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Alachua/High Springs (16929 N.W. US Hwy 441)
Archer (19401 S.W. Archer Road)
Fairbanks (9920 N.E. Waldo Road)
North Central (10714 N. SR 121)
Phifer (11700 S.E. Hawthorne Road)
 
Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center - Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
5125 N.E. 63rd Ave., Gainesville
 
Alachua County Waste Alternatives Manager Patrick Irby said, “As you hang lights this holiday season, you may find that some of them need to be discarded or upgraded. This keeps unwanted or broken holiday lights out of the landfill.”
 
For more information, contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-338-3233.
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  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-338-3233
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