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Polk County Trash Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

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

The City of Polk County is in Florida that includes Winter Haven and Lakeland, with Orlando to the northeast, Fort Myers to the south, Tampa and St. Petersburg 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.

Polk County Trash Collection Calendar 2024

For normal trash collection schedules, find your collection day here.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Note: For Residential Collection, if a holiday occurs on Saturday or Sunday, then the collection schedule is not affected by that holiday.

Polk County Trash Collection Map

Polk County Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

To find your bulk item pickup schedule, click this link.

*Bulk waste items must be set out by the curb two items at a time. Drivers will only collect two items per service.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Couches
  • Mattresses
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Appliances (“White goods”)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Trees or land clearing debris e.g., rocks or large tree remains, including trunks, stumps or root systems regardless of how small they have been cut. For more information, see guidelines for yard waste.
  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Tires
  • Automobile parts
  • Engines
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive materials
  • Explosives, including propane cylinders
  • Biomedical waste, including sharps/syringes used for medical purposes
  • Household Hazardous Wastes, such as:
    • Lead-acid batteries
    • Used oil or oil filters
    • Any product labeled:
      • Toxic
      • Poison
      • Corrosive
      • Flammable
      • Irritant

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

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Polk County?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area, click here.

*Bulk waste items must be set out by the curb two items at a time. Drivers will only collect two items per service.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street, click here and enter your address in the search box.

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 Polk County Customer Service?

Phone: (863) 284-4319
Contact Us: Request for Service

Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Polk County 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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