Household garbage should be bagged and placed inside your 95 gallon containers. The containers must not be overfilled. The lids must be securely closed. Ordinary trash, small amounts of yard trimmings, and non-recyclables items are to be co-mingled with your household garbage. No construction debris, paint, chemicals, fluorescent bulbs or other hazardous materials should be placed in the containers.
Please do not place trash curbside for collection. If you place your trash at the curb, you risk being assessed a fee for violating the Town’s ordinance. Paid gardeners, or other lawn maintenance personnel are required to take the yard debris away, not leave it for the Town to collect. Remember that the Town will not pick-up construction debris.
Special pickups of bulk trash items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, couches, chairs and other large household items are only done on Thursdays. Items with glass may not be included. You must call Town Hall at 305-866-6241 to schedule a pick-up of home appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryers, dishwashers, etc. Refrigerator, freezer, and oven doors must be removed for the safety of others.
Garbage & Trash Pick-up Days
Condos and Apartments (East Island) - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Houses (West Island) - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Do not place garbage containers or bags at curbside.
Non-recyclables and unwanted small household items must be placed inside your 95 gallon containers, or in the case of businesses and larger condos inside the dumpster. Items not in the containers will be left behind.
Recycling Pick-up Days
Condos and Apartments (East Island) - Monday and Thursday
Houses (West Island) - Tuesday and Friday
What You Can Recycle
Through advances in recycling technology, you have more options than ever. And it’s a good thing because we need to conserve as much of our resources as possible.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.
Aluminum Foil and Bakeware
Clean it off before putting it in the recycling bin.
Steel Cans and Tin Cans (Soup Cans, Veggie Cans, Coffee Cans, etc.)
Rinse them first.
All boxes must first be flattened and the placed inside your recycling bin or in the dumpster. Homes and condos (only) may place flattened cardboard next to the container if they will not fit in the recycling bin. DO NOT PUT BOXES OUT ON BULK TRASH DAY!
The shiny appearance does not contaminate the paper at all, so don’t be afraid to recycle your old magazines. It’s the right thing to do.
Everything from white computer paper, bond, and letterhead, to lower-grade papers, such as newsprint, colored paper, file stock and ground wood papers are acceptable.
Jars and bottles should be rinsed and uncapped
Acceptable glass for recycling -
Brown (Amber) Glass
Clear (Flint) Glass
Green (Emerald) Glass
What Types of Glass Not to Recycle
Not all glass can be recycled. The following items should not be placed into your recycling bin:
Any glass contaminated with stones, dirt, and food waste
Cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) found in some televisions and computer monitors
Ceramics, such as dishware, ovenware, and decorative items
Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex
Metal or plastic caps and lids
Mirror or window glass
Mixed colors of broken glass
Make sure it’s clean! Plastic containers Number 1 to 5 and 7 only - or recycle by shape! Bottles, jars, and jugs - is the best way to know what is accepted. Remember to keep dirty containers out of your recycling bin. And no plastic bags!
Special Pick-up Day
Thursday is the only day large items are picked-up from curbside (no construction debris). Do not place large items or a large accumulation of items curbside prior to Wednesday, in order to avoid a code violation and a possible fine.
Call Us 305-866-6241 to schedule the special pick-up at your location.