RESIDENTIAL REFUSE Collection

Collection Preparation


Carts may be placed curbside after 7 p.m. the night before collection; but no later than 7 a.m. on collection day and removed by 7 p.m. on collection day to the side or back of the residence.

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YARD WASTE OR RECYCLABLE MATERIAL IN YOUR GREEN GARBAGE CART.

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GARBAGE GUIDELINES:

  • All garbage should be in plastic bags placed in the City issued cart to keep the cart clean and prevent it from blowing away when emptied. (DO NOT put your recycling in plastic bags). These are not recyclable.
  •  Don't overload the cart or place items on top of the cart. The lid should be completely closed and not overflowing.  If your cart is overflowing, our crew may not collect it. Please make sure the lid on your cart can fully close.
  • Place your carts curbside with the handle and wheels facing the house.
  • Cart handle should face your house (not the street). The lid opening toward the street.
  • Position carts at least five (5) feet away from other carts, mailboxes, trees, poles, fences, vehicles, basketball goals and other obstacles. (The automated claw of the truck needs to extend several feet outward from the truck).
  • Do not block carts or curbside trash access with parked car(s).
  • Do not place your carts under wires or near low tree branches.
  • Should you need an additional cart (green can $13.86 and black can $5.39).

About your carts:

Delays in Collection


If your regular pickup day falls on a holiday, service will resume on your next scheduled collection day. Collection of garbage and bulk wastes may be delayed from time to time due to equipment problems or seasonal high waste volumes. In these instances, collection will usually take place within the next 1 to 2 working days.

Holiday Schedule

Garbage collection will be provided on all holidays except for Independence Day (July 4th), Thanksgiving and Christmas. Garbage, yard waste and recycling collection will resume on the next scheduled day.

Eligibility for Service


Garbage and bulk waste collection service are provided to all residential single family homes & duplexes. A Solid Waste Fee will be charged on the premises utilities bill through Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA).

Acceptable Waste


Bulk Items

Acceptable bulk waste items include:
  • Building material waste from do-it-yourself projects that do not require a building permit, but excluding commercial waste and contractor generated waste
  • Furniture, mattresses and toys

Preparing Bulk Waste


  • Place bulk waste away from vehicles, poles, mailboxes, and other obstructions, adjoining your property. If we are unable to reach your bulk waste due to blockage, it will not be collected.
  • Woody waste, such as tree limbs and shrubbery must be cut in sections no larger than 6 foot by 6 foot.
Household Appliances (White Goods)
Inoperative and discarded household appliances such as:
  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing machines
Horticulture Waste
All yard waste, logs, tree limbs and brush accumulations must be placed in a separate pile from other bulk waste items.

Note: Waste placed at curbside must adjoin the property that generated material.


Unacceptable Waste


  • Automobile parts, bodies, doors, driver trains, motorcycles or parts, lawn mowers or parts, and other similar materials
  • Bricks, cinder blocks, rocks, concrete, glass, dirt, sand, sod, drywall
  • Commercial waste and contractor generated waste
  • Debris from work performed by anyone other than the resident
  • Private landscapers must dispose of all debris generated by their work. It is the homeowner's responsibility to ensure that the landscaper removes their debris. Homeowners will be charged for any debris left by a landscaper.
  • Debris of any type on vacant lots
  • Limbs and other woody waste longer than 6 feet in length and larger than 6 inches in diameter.
  • Paint or hazardous waste
  • Tree stumps or roots
  • Unbagged leaves, grass, pine straw, and similar material