Solid Waste & Recycling
Automated collection is a thoroughly proven method of residential solid waste collection as a cost-effective option to manual collection. Each home is provided with three special carts for the trash, yard waste and recyclables. These carts are easy to roll and placed curbside on the designated collection day. The garbage trucks, equipped with a lifting device on the curbside, will lift, empty and return the carts to the same spot. The driver never has to leave the truck cab, but controls the entire loading operating from his seat. The entire collection process takes about 15 seconds to complete.
Curbside Collection Carts
Trash Cart (Green Lid) - All trash must be inside your cart, items outside the cart will not be collected.
Recycling Cart (Yellow Lid) - Plastic bottles, Jugs and Tubs; Aluminum, Tin, and Steel Cans; Paper (newspaper, office paper, or junk mail); Cardboard; and Glass. Single Stream Recycling does not require items to be separated. Please DO NOT bag recyclables, items must be loose inside your recycling cart.
Yard Waste Cart (Brown Lid) - All small branches, leaves, grass clippings, and palm fronds MUST be placed in your 96-gallon yard waste cart. No small piles on the ground, please. DO NOT bag yard waste. Bagged yard waste is NOT accepted at the Brevard County Landfill.