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Debris Collection and Brush/Junk Pick-Up Services Resume in Winter Haven

Posted January 3rd, 2023

The City of Winter Haven is pleased to announce that debris collection from Hurricane Ian is complete, and brush and junk pick-up services will resume on January 3, 2023.

Brush Collection

Residents can expect brush collection to return to regularly scheduled pick-up days, which can be verified using the City’s Address Look-Up Tool. Acceptable bulk yard waste items that will be collected include trees cut into section of 4ft or less and bagged or bundled leaves, bushes, branches, etc.

Bulk Junk Item Pick-Up

Bulk junk items, such as furniture and appliances, can be scheduled for pick-up with our new, easy online tool found at When scheduling a pick-up, please provide your name, address, contact information, and a list of items to be picked up. . Photos can also be uploaded and are helpful when scheduling the pickup. A member of our team will then contact you to confirm the details and date of your pickup. The status of the pickup can be traced on the Access Winter Haven platform.

Free Annual Pick-Up

The City of Winter Haven is committed to providing excellent waste management services to its residents. As a gesture of appreciation, each home is entitled to one free annual pick-up.

Standard Rates for Additional Pick-Ups

Standard rates for additional pick-ups are $14.56 per cubic yard, with additional charges for certain items such as furniture, appliances, and tires.

Included Junk Items

The following items are considered junk and can be included in your pick-up request: used furniture, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, couches, washers & dryers, refrigerators, ranges, large items too big for your green container.

Items Not Included

Please note that household hazardous waste must be dropped off at the Landfill. Examples include: cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer, paint, thinners, and solvents, gasoline, diesel, gas cylinders, batteries (household, auto, marine), used motor oil, hydraulic oil, cooking oil, and more. Additionally, construction and demolition debris must be collected via a roll-off container per City ordinance. These materials will not be collected curbside.

We encourage all residents to take advantage of these services and to properly dispose of their brush and junk items. Together, we can keep Winter Haven clean and beautiful.