Gainesville Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

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

The City of Gainesville is in Florida with Jacksonville to the northeast, Orlando and Palm Coast to the southeast, Ocala to the south, Tampa to the southwest.

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.

Gainesville Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.gainesvillefl.gov/Government-Pages/Government/Departments/Public-Works/Garbage-Recycling/Curbside-Collection-Services/Garbage-Collection

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Years Holiday (observed) – Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 16, 2023
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Christmas Day – Monday, December 25, 2023

If your collection day occurs on or after one of the Scheduled Holidays listed above, your collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of that week following that holiday. ***For example, on a week with a Monday Scheduled Holiday, Tuesday’s collections will occur on Wednesday, Wednesday’s collections on Thursday, and Thursday’s collections on Friday.

If a holiday is NOT listed as a Scheduled Holiday, services will occur as scheduled on your normal collection day.

Gainesville Trash Collection Map

Gainesville Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.gainesvillefl.gov/Government-Pages/Government/Departments/Public-Works/Garbage-Recycling/Curbside-Collection-Services/Bulk-Item-Collection

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture – sofas, couches, chairs, dressers, tables, nightstands, mattresses, box springs, and bed frames
  • Exercise Equipment – bicycles, treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines
  • Large Household Items – projection televisions, vacuums, ironing boards, brooms, window blinds, and empty luggage.
  • Large Outdoor Items* – patio furniture, trampolines, swing sets, basketball backdrop, basketball poles, and BBQ grills (❌ Without the gas tank or coals)
  • Large Kid Items – bicycles, riding toys, kiddie pools, playsets, car seats, walkers, and strollers
  • Garden Tools – rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and old trash containers
  • Interior Remodeling Debris* – toilets, sinks, cabinets, carpets, rugs, shower doors, mirrors, tiles, and glass tabletops. Carpeting must be set out in rolls, no longer than 5 feet in length and no more than 40 pounds each roll. Tiles, flooring, and other smaller scrap pieces must be set out in personal reusable waste containers (❌ not bags) weighing no more than 40 pounds each container and combined totaling no more than 2 cubic yards.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

No Miscellaneous Garbage – no trash or garbage set out loose, in boxes or in plastic bags (other than waste set out in Official Yellow Bags).

No Commercial or Contractor generated waste – no debris generated from work performed by contractors must be hauled off by the contactor (City of Gainesville Ordinance Ch. 27-73.11).

No Exterior Home Materials – no pallets, pressure treated wood or planks, fencing, deck boards, outbuildings, doghouses, blocks, concrete, bricks, exterior drywall, shingles, well tanks, pool pumps, pool filters, garage doors, windows or metal drums.

No Large Miscellaneous Items – no pool tables, hot tubs, spas, above ground pools, pool covers, diving boards, pianos or organs. Small kiddie pools are okay.

No Small Miscellaneous Items – no flowerpots, garden hoses, clothes, small appliances or other waste which could fit inside your garbage cart or inside an Official Yellow Bag.

No Gas Engine Equipment or Car Parts – no lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, car bumpers or tires.

No Hazardous Waste – no paint, propane tanks (even if empty), auto batteries or fluorescent tubes.

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 Gainesville 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: https://www.gainesvillefl.gov/Government-Pages/Government/Departments/Public-Works/Garbage-Recycling/Curbside-Collection-Services/Recycle-Collection

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Gainesville?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.gainesvillefl.gov/Government-Pages/Government/Departments/Public-Works/Garbage-Recycling/Curbside-Collection-Services/Bulk-Item-Collection

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.gainesvillefl.gov/Government-Pages/Government/Departments/Public-Works/Garbage-Recycling/Curbside-Collection-Services/Garbage-Collection

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 Gainesville Public Works Department?

Phone

352-334-2330

Email

[email protected]

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