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

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

The City of Ocala is in Marion County Florida with Gainesville to the northwest, Lakeland and Leesburg to the south, Palm Coast and Daytona Beach 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.

Ocala Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit https://www.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-i-z/public-works/sanitation-services/commercial-sanitation/residential-sanitation

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

-Memorial Day.


-Independence Day.

-Thanksgiving Day.

-Christmas Day.

Collection days will be one day later it falls on a holiday.

Ocala Trash Collection Map

Ocala Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-i-z/public-works/sanitation-services/commercial-sanitation/residential-sanitation

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture and carpets
  • Non-hazardous items
  • Appliances

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Electronics
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Motor oil containers
  • Hazardous household waste (chemicals, pesticides, oil, filters, paint, thinners, gas, cleaning fluids, solvents, sharps containers, batteries, pool chemicals and medicines)
  • Light bulbs of any kind
  • Window glass and mirrors
  • Yard waste, wood, wood items, fence products and construction debris
  • Trash (including diapers and clothing)
  • Metals (other than cans and aluminum) 
  • Plastic bags

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 Ocala 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.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-i-z/public-works/sanitation-services/recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Ocala?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-i-z/public-works/sanitation-services/commercial-sanitation/residential-sanitation

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-i-z/public-works/sanitation-services/commercial-sanitation/residential-sanitation

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 Ocala Public Works Department?

2100 NE 30th Ave., 
Building 200 
Ocala, FL 34470

Phone: (352) 351-6697

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