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Solid Waste & Recycling

Residential Garbage

Residential Garbage Collection

The Solid Waste Division services all residences within Winter Haven City limits.
Services we provide:
In need of a container?

We can help!  Give us a call and our staff will happily deliver a City-approved garbage container.

Which container is best for my household?

We have three container options available for residential garbage collection:

  • 35 gallons – holds 2-3 tall kitchen bags
  • 65 gallons – holds 4-5 tall kitchen bags
  • 95 gallons – holds 7-8 tall kitchen bags

Garbage Collection Guidelines
  1. Place all items inside the provided container.  All garbage must be bagged and securely tied.
  2. Place container(s) curbside or roadside by 7:00 AM on your collection day.  Do not place container(s) on sidewalks, streets, or on neighboring property.
  3. Keep containers at least three feet away from other containers, mailboxes, fire hydrants, low-hanging trees/shrubs, and utility poles.
  4. Do not load your container with hot ashes or coals, recyclable items, yard waste, household hazardous waste, medical waste, paint, or electronics

To report a service problem, please email the Solid Waste Division at or give us a call at 863-291-5756.