Alachua County Waste Collection
Alachua County Waste Collection picks up twice a week. One day they pick up yard debris, including limbs, clippings, leaves, etc.; the second day they pick up household garbage. Your recycling will be picked up on the same day as your household garbage. Also keep in mind that holidays will often put back garbage disposal a day, so check with waste management or the local newspaper for any change in pickup dates.
You have to purchase special bags from local grocery stores in order for Waste Collection to pick up more trash than can fit in your Dumpster. Please contact Alachua County Waste Collection for specifications for special pickups of excess garbage or for those with special needs so arrangements for pick up can be made.
For more details call 338-3233 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a. m. -5 p.m. and check out the Alachua County Waste Collection Web site www.wastecollection.alachua.fl.us.
If you plan to rent, sublease, or buy a house in the City of Gainesville, then you will need to arrange for garbage and recycling service through GRU, however most apartment communities will provide garbage and recycling services. Remember: smaller bins are less expensive, so it pays to cut your waste.