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Solid Waste & Recycling
Solid Waste Pick-Up
The City of Altamonte Springs provides twice a week collection of refuse (household garbage), yard waste collection each Wednesday and recycling collection once each week.

Solid waste pick-up is provided Monday through Friday; two times a week based on the following:
  • Residences located on the east side of I-4, pick-up days are Tuesday and Friday.
  • Residences located on the west side of I-4, pick-up days are Monday and Thursday.

For recycling pick-up information, view the Recycling Schedule.

Container Guidelines
Containers must be placed curbside (do not obstruct drainage or walkways) after
5 p.m. the day before collection and before 7 a.m. on collection day and must be removed no later than 7 p.m. on collection day.

Any standard garbage container (plastic or metal) 32 gallons or smaller can be used. Maximum weight must not exceed 40 pounds. Plastic bags or cardboard boxes may be used if:
  • They are secure to prevent spillage or breakage when lifted.
  • They are kept dry in rainy weather and do not exceed 40 pounds.

What is Collected
Normal household garbage generated from your residential property only. Animal waste, ashes, sawdust and similar materials are collected only if securely bagged.

Note:  To avoid worker injury, hot coals must be completely cooled before placing curbside. Broken glass and other sharp objects should be placed in cans.

What is Not Collected
Materials from commercial activities. Dirt, sod, rocks, mattresses, furniture, large appliances, major household renovation materials, construction debris, live ammunition, electronics (televisions, etc.) and household hazardous waste including, but not limited to: paint, fluorescent bulbs, tires, flammables, acids, pesticides, motor oil, pool chemicals and their containers. Medical waste, such as needles cannot be accepted. Contact your nearest fire station or call Seminole County at (407) 665-2260 for disposal of hazardous items.

Yard Waste Wednesday
Only yard waste generated from your residential property is picked up. Do not mix yard waste with refuse. Mixed waste will not be collected. Loose branches, cuttings and trimmings must be bundled and tied together to remain intact when lifted. Bundles must not exceed 4 feet in length, 2 feet in diameter or 40 pounds. The diameter of any one limb cannot exceed 4 inches as it may cause damage to the truck.

Spring Clean-Up
Spring Clean-up is a free service provided to City residents. Each spring, two weeks are set aside for collection of items not eligible for regular collection (such as oversized items like furniture and appliances). Spring clean-up is also a great time to plan your heavy tree trimming or pruning as there is no bundling or size restrictions. The following items will not be not collected at clean-up: large household renovation items, tires or other hazardous materials. During clean-up your materials should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on your normal refuse days. Please be sure to place debris at the curb and away from light poles, mailboxes, or trees. Yard Waste Wednesday collections will continue during clean-up. For spring clean-up dates, go to the Solid Waste Calendar.

Special Pick-Ups
Residents who cannot or do not wish to wait for spring clean-up for large item pickups can call (407) 571-8607 or email Solid Waste to request an estimate for a special pick-up (minimum charge is $70). Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Once payment is made, we will schedule the pick-up. Items must be placed curbside (between the curb and sidewalk).

Hazardous Waste & Tires
Hazardous waste includes, but is not limited to paints, fluorescent light bulbs, tires, flammables, propane tanks, acids, pesticides and herbicides, motor oils, pool chemicals, and their containers. Household hazardous waste can be taken to:

Seminole County Central Transfer Station
1950 State Road 419
Longwood, FL 32750
Ph: (407) 665-2260

Tires (maximum of 4) can be turned in at the Seminole County Central Transfer Station. Limits are different during Seminole County Amnesty Day, held regularly during the year for all residents of the county.

For additional information, call Seminole County at (407) 665-2260.

Disposal of Unwanted Medications
All unwanted medications must be disposed of at one of the following drop off locations:

Seminole County Sheriff Substation
120 W, Pineview Street
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Ph: (407) 665-1700
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
COPS Center (Altamonte Mall)
451 E Altamonte Dr., Suite 1265
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Ph: (407) 571-8463
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Medical Waste (Non-Commercial)
Hypodermic needles can be disposed of at your nearest Fire Station. If you have other questions, contact:
  • Seminole County: (407) 665-2260
  • Altamonte Springs: (407) 571-8607

Electronics Disposal Recycle

Residents can drop off unwanted electronics at the Seminole County Central Transfer Station, Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (407) 665-2260.