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Broward County > Solid Waste And Recycling Services > Unincorporated > Garbage Collection Guidelines-Unincorporated

Unincorporated Area Garbage Collection Guidelines 

Garbage is collected twice a week using the green carts. Check service area maps and collection schedules for more information.

  • All carts must be placed curbside before 7 a.m.
  • Garbage carts will be picked up between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on your scheduled
    collection day.
  • To ensure collection, carts must be placed curbside with the handle facing your residence.
  • After collection, empty carts must be removed from the swale before the next day.
  • All garbage and small or loose items must be placed in the green cart. It is preferable that these items be placed in tied plastic garbage bags first.
  • Items in your cart should not exceed the height of the rim of the cart.
  • Hypodermic needles, syringes, and other similar materials must be sealed in a hard, plastic container.

Haulers will not pick up the following:

  • Materials left on top of or next to your cart. All waste materials must be placed inside your green cart for proper collection. 
  • Construction, remodeling and demolition debris, including concrete materials and bricks or brickwork
  • Automotive parts including automotive bodies, engines, transmissions, batteries, large truck tires, mounted automobile tires, and marine parts
  • Materials/waste from commercial operations including lawn/yard services
  • Loose items, loose (not bundled) tree trimmings and branches
  • Oil, paint, insecticides, chemicals, and other hazardous waste
  • Excessive matter or debris resulting from land clearing and/or land development


Haulers will not pick up loose items or materials left outside your cart.

Please call Customer Service at 954-765-4999 or e-mail RECYCLE& for additional information.