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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  • FAQ & More Info
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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
  • March
    • Great American Clean Up - 03/04/2017
      Volunteers for the 2017 Great American Cleanup are encouraged to pickup their supplies and assignments before the date of their event.  Whether you and/or your group will be painting, planting or picking up trash and recyclables on Saturday, March 4th, or another date, KACB can set you up with litter grabbers, safety vests, trash or recycling bags, gloves and a first aid kit BEFORE your event.  This will allow you to get started right away and make the most of your event.  The main event will take place at Massey Park at 8am on March 4th, 2017. For more information please visit
    • Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival - 03/18/2017
      This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods.
  • April
    • Party for the Planet - 04/01/2017
      The zoo is having a Party for the Planet and you are invited! In honor of Earth Day, we are hosting Party for the Planet. To kick off our month of events, we’re hosting a family friendly celebration at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. We welcome you and your kids to explore the zoo and participate in fun activities such as crafts, face painting, training demonstrations, keeper talks, animal encounters, and more! We will also be joined by local conservation organizations in front of the zoo. Visit with the animals, chat with the zookeepers, and learn about fun ways we can all enjoy and conserve nature. Cost: $6 for adults $5 for children (ages 4-12), Seniors (60+), and UF staff and students with ID Free for children 3 and under, and Santa Fe College students or staff members with ID Where: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, Florida For more information call 352-395-5601
    • 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.
    • Tree Fest - 04/22/2017
      Tree Fest is an annual event presented by Solar Impact and hosted at Swamp Head around Earth Day and Arbor Day to support the Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT). Hosted at the new Swamp Head brewery and tasting room location, Tree Fest will plant five trees for every beer purchased during the event. Trees will also be planted for other food and drink purchases. All sponsor funds will go straight to supporting additional trees planted with ACT.


  • 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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