Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste Trash Carts

Waste Collection Upgrade

Altamonte Springs has switched to a new semi-automatic waste collection system. We are shifting from complete manual pickup, which uses the strength of our employees to lift garbage cans, to a semi-automated service. This new system uses cart tippers, eliminating the need for heavy lifting.

View full details including rollout dates, guidelines and FAQs.

Solid Waste Collection

The City provides refuse (household garbage) collection twice a week Monday through Friday:

  • Residences on the east side of I-4 - Tuesday and Friday
  • Residences on the west side of I-4 - Monday and Thursday

The City now collects on 2023 holidays that fall on your normal collection day:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16)
  • Memorial Day (May 29)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (September 4)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 23)
  • Christmas (December 25)

Solid Waste Rules


Residential recycling is collected Monday through Friday. Each residence has one collection day. To determine your day, view the My Government Services App. Enter your street address in the address search box. If you need assistance, please call (407) 571-8607.

Visit the Recycling page for full details.

Note: Recycle items must be placed in blue bins provided by the City. The City no longer accepts recycle materials placed in plastic bags.