Fort Lauderdale Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Fort Lauderdale trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is in Florida with Pompano Beach and Boca Raton to the north, Hollywood to the south, Lauderhill and Plantation to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Fort Lauderdale Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Garbage is collected twice per week. Collections begin at 7 am and end by 6 pm. To determine your pickup days, use the Property Information Reporter tool.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

Christmas Day – There are no collections scheduled for Sunday, December 25, 2023.

Fort Lauderdale neighbors may place live holiday trees curbside for pickup on scheduled yard waste collection days. This free service begins the week of December 26th and concludes on January 7th. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed. This is an easy, eco-friendly method for disposal of fresh holiday trees.

New Year’s Day 2023 – There are no collections scheduled for Sunday, January 1, 2023.

For more information on this and all of our disposal options, please visit our  Holiday Tree Disposal page.

For more information about holiday service schedule in the City of Fort Lauderdale, please contact the City of Fort Lauderdale’s 24-Hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000 or online at

Fort Lauderdale Trash Collection Map

Fort Lauderdale Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

Collection of bulk waste is once per month. To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture, carpet, mattresses, toys, bicycles, refrigerators, air-conditioner units, hot water heaters, stoves, washers, and dryers are accepted.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Automobile/Marine and lawn mower parts, batteries, engines, etc.
  • Bricks, rocks, asphalt, granite, and other masonry materials
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt/Sod, sand, pavers, concrete, and tiles
  • Drywall, wallboard, countertops, cabinets, insulation, and wood/metal walls
  • Gas and propane tanks
  • Hazardous waste
  • Oil of any kind (i.e., motor, cooking, etc.)
  • Paint or any other liquids (i.e., gas, acid, etc.)
  • Roofing materials
  • Tree stumps, or any tree section more than 12 inches in diameter
  • Construction debris

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Fort Lauderdale and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Fort Lauderdale?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Fort Lauderdale Public Works Department?

Phone: (954) 828-8000

Neighbors can use Lauderserv to submit a customer service request or access useful information. Access the online portal, download the smartphone app, or call us.

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