Curbside Yard Waste Pickup
POST STORM UPDATE: There is still a delay in some yard trash pick up created by Hurricane Irma. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to resolve this issue.
Yard trash includes leaves, grass clippings and small tree limbs. It does not include
boards or lumber. The most environmentally friendly way to dispose of this material
is to recycle it at your home. For free information and backyard compost bins, contact
Alachua County at (352) 374-5213 or the City of Gainesville (352) 334-2330.
Limbs must be less than 5 feet in length and smaller than 6 inches in diameter.
Yard trash should be put in paper yard trash bags or reusable rigid containers and
placed at the curbside by 7am of the collection day. Containers or paper yard bags
should not exceed 40 pounds.
Before attempting to burn yard trash, contact the Florida Division of Forestry at
(352) 395-4951 or 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352).
Yard trash collected at curbside is recycled. Please do not contaminate it with
garbage. Debris generated by tree surgeons or other commercial enterprises will
not be collected.
Special Pickups for Large or Bulk Items
Alachua County and the City of Gainesville offer free curbside pickup of bulk items to residents with curbside service.
Bulk items include furniture such as
Limited amounts of interior remodeling debris will also be collected.
For pickup of appliances such as stoves, washers, and dryers, call the County Waste Collection Office or the City Office (depending on your area of residence) to schedule.
Special collections of exterior materials may be arranged for a fee.
IMPORTANT: On your collection day, the bulk item(s) must be kept separate from any other trash or debris. Items that will fit in a garbage cart or yellow overflow trash bag are not considered “bulk”.