Orange County Government, Florida

Residential Collection

Garbage, yard waste, and recycling

When To Put Out Containers

No earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before. No later than 6:00 a.m. on pick-up day. Put away emptied containers on the same day.

Find Out Your
Pick-Up Days

To find out your pick-up days, please contact the Solid Waste Division at (407) 836-6601 or send an email to Solid.Waste@ocfl.net.

Garbage Cans

  • 50 gallons or less, with handles on sides
  • Waterproof, with tight-fitting lid
  • Weigh less than 60 pounds full

Plastic Bags

  • 50 gallons or less
  • Weigh less than 60 pounds full

Recycling Bins

If you live in a single-family home, you will receive one orange and one green bin free of charge. Request bins online or call the Solid Waste Hotline at (407) 836-6601. Please allow up to 10 business days for delivery.

What goes in the orange bin:

  • Pasteboard (cereal and shoe boxes, and empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls)
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut 3x3 ft or less)
  • Phone books
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Brown paper bags
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail
  • Office paper

What goes in the green bin:

  • Metal cans (tin, aluminum, steel)
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Aseptic containers (drink boxes and milk/juice cartons)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Glass bottles and jars

Do not mix recyclables with your household garbage.
Remember, recycling is required by Orange County Code.

Collection Tips:

  • Do not use plastic bags for recycling.
  • Excess newspapers and magazines may be stacked and tied with string.
  • Save space in the bin and collection truck by flattening cans, cartons, and plastic bottles when possible.
  • Write your street address on your bins.
  • When your bins are full, place overflow recyclables in brown paper grocery bags or in cardboard boxes no larger than the size of a recycling bin and put them next to your recycling bins at the curb.

Recycling Drop-off

If you live in an apartment or condominium that does not receive curbside recycling collection, you can use our drop-off containers located at the County facilities listed below to recycle your:

  • Pasteboard (cereal and shoe boxes, and empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls)
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut 3x3 ft or less)
  • Phone books
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Brown paper bags
  • Newspapers
  • Junk mail
  • Office paper
  • Metal cans (tin, aluminum, steel)
  • Plastic bottles and containers
  • Aseptic containers (drink boxes and milk/juice cartons)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Glass bottles and jars

Remember, we do not accept plastic bags.

Recycling Drop-Off Locations:

Orange County Landfill
5901 Young Pine Road
Orlando, FL 32829
Open Monday through Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Porter Transfer Station
1326 Good Homes Road
Orlando, FL 32818
Open Monday through Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

McLeod Road Transfer Station
5000 L B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32811
Open Monday through Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Electronics Recycling

Electronic equipment from your home, such as computers and televisions, can be recycled. Many retailers will accept old electronics for recycling. Check with your local retailer for electronic waste recycling options.

Eligible Orange County residents may also bring their electronic waste to one of the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities or community collection events. Click here for electronics recycling facility locations and collection event information.

Yard Waste

  • Yard waste includes vegetative landscaping material as well as grass, tree, and shrub trimmings.
  • Limit yard waste to three cubic yards (about one small pickup truckload) per household per week.
  • Use garbage cans or plastic bags for collection.
  • Don't mix yard waste with garbage.
  • Bundle limbs, palm fronds, and similar items with string. Keep bundles three feet long or less. Limit weight to less than 60 pounds.
  • Live Christmas trees can be set out at the curb on a Wednesday for collection and recycling. Trees over six feet should be cut in half. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands before placing at the curb. Artificial trees are not collected with yard waste.

Bulky/Large Items

  • Bulky/large items include furniture, appliances, mattresses, and automobile tires (limit 4).
  • Limit bulky/large items to three cubic yards (about one small pickup truckload) per household per week.

How To Pay

Curbside services are billed with your property taxes. Newly constructed homes will receive the first bill from the Orange County Utilities Department. For more information, call (407) 836-5515.

Items We Don't Take

Automobile parts, household hazardous waste, and Freon-containing devices.

Contact Us

Solid Waste Division
5901 Young Pine Road
Orlando, FL 32829

Email: Solid.Waste@ocfl.net
Solid Waste Hotline: (407) 836-6601

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