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Garbage & Trash Reminder

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.

Metal Containers

  • Aluminum Cans
    • 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.

Paper Products

  • Corrugated Cardboard
    • 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!
  • Magazines
    • 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.
  • Office Paper
    • 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
  • Crystal
  • Heat-resistant glass, such as Pyrex
  • Light bulbs
  • 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.

  1. Bay Harbor Island FL Homepage

  1. Town of Bay Harbor Islands

  1. 1030 95th Street

  1. Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154

  1. Bay Harbor Islands Police Department

  1. Non-Emergency Phone: (305) 866-6242

  1. Emergency Phone: 9-1-1

  1. Building & Zoning Department

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