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Public Works

Solid Waste & Recycling

The Solid Waste Team recognizes there have been delays in various collections over recent weeks. We are working hard to not only catch up, but to build our team and processes up to help prevent disruptions in the future. In the meantime, please follow this page for status updates on services.


Solid Waste

We encourage our customers to reach us via email:

We service customers within the City limits of Winter Haven. If your garbage container is gray and recycle container is black, you are serviced by the County.  Please contact the Polk County Solid Waste and Recycling at 863-284-4319.

Check if your address is inside the city limits and when your scheduled collection days are here!

Solid Waste & Recycling Account

Solid Waste & Recycling services begin when your Water Services are turned on at your home.  Service is stopped when Water Services are turned off at your home.

Residential Services are provided once per week with automated garbage collection, automated recycling collection, yard waste collection, and bulk collection.

Commercial dumpster services are provided using 1-cubic yard up to 8-cubic yard containers, which can be collected 1 to 6 times per week based on your needs.

Roll-off container services can be provided for large construction projects producing construction & demolition debris.


Clyde Carson
Solid Waste Superintendent
Venita David
Solid Waste Service Coordinator