Residential Trash, Recycling, and Yard Trash Collection Day Service Map
As required by the Polk County North Central Landfill, all the yard waste collected by the City must be separated from household garbage. This separation allows 100% of the yard waste collected to be composted and recycled into a commercial compost product supporting Florida farmers.
Small branches, limbs, and yard clippings are to be no longer than five feet (5) or five inches (5) in diameter.
Yard waste meeting these size restrictions should be bundled and tied, bagged, or containerized for collection.
Bundles or containers can not exceed 40 pounds, in weight.
*Place all loose leaves and grass in containers or bags (bag weight should not exceed 40 pounds).
Residential customers shall be provided four (4) collections, up to 20 cubic yards each, per calendar year.
The calendar year runs from January 1st through December 31st.
Bulk Yard Waste means plant material, such as tree branches and shrubbery trimmings too large to be containerized or the pile is larger than 6 feet by 4 feet in size.
Items must not be longer than eight feet (8) in length for collection.
Place large piles of yard waste away from power lines, trees, mailboxes, fences, sprinkler systems, flower beds, and parked cars. DO NOT place trash or large items in the street or alleyway.
Bulk yard waste requests are typically picked up on your regular service day once the request has been scheduled by the homeowner. Customer requests are completed based on the order they are received.
As required by the Polk County North Central Landfill, all the yard waste collected by the City must be separated from all other household waste. This separation allows 100% of the yard waste collected to be composted and recycled into a commercial compost product supporting Florida farmers.
We service customers inside the city limits of Lakeland. If your garbage can is gray, and your recycle cart is black, you are a Polk County customer and therefore not serviced by the City of Lakeland. Please call the Polk County Solid Waste Department at 863.284.4319.