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Lakeland Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Lakeland trash pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Lakeland is in Polk County Florida with Orlando to the northeast, Leesburg to the north, Tampa and Plant City to the west, and Winter Haven to the east.

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.

Lakeland Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, visit the City of Lakeland Solid Waste Service Days

Trash Pick Up Holidays

There are six holidays that impact collection schedules: 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas

Click here to see how the holiday could affect your solid waste services.

Lakeland Trash Collection Map

Lakeland Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Please include in your email to customer service your address and the type of material you already have at the curb for collection or call 863-834-8773 to arrange a Bulk Pickup for any of the following items:

Beginning October 1, 2021: Customers are provided four (4) free yard waste and four (4) free bulk junk collections, up to 20 cubic yards each, per calendar year.  The calendar year runs from January 1st through December 31st. 

For Alley customers, click here for bulk collection service requirements

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Bulk yard waste – 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
  • Used furniture, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, couches, chairs, and other household items may be placed curbside
  • Used refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters, washers, dryers, and small appliances
    • Refrigerator and freezer doors MUST BE REMOVED for the safety of others.  
  • Small amounts of building debris from the homeowner’s upkeep and maintenance of a residence
    • Please bend nails over when protruding from lumber for pickup and place these items curbside.
    • If your repairs require a permit from the City or a private contractor has been hired to complete the job, the resulting debris must be removed by the homeowner or contractor.

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 Lakeland and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Please place your full container at the curb by 6 a.m. on your collection day.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Lakeland?

Residents needing Bulk Junk collection should email customer service with (1) your address and (2) the type of material you have for collection, or call 863-834-8773 to arrange a pickup. 

For Alley customers, click here for bulk collection service requirements

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the City of Lakeland Solid Waste Service Days

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Lakeland Public Works Department?

228 S Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

Phone:  863-834-6001
Fax:  863-834-8040
Email: [email protected]

Did we miss anything?

Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Lakeland trash pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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