Solid Waste/Recycle Services
HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE COLLECTION GUIDE
Household & Hazardous Waste Collection Guide
Waste Connections is the solid waste collector for residences within the city limits of Dade City. It is recommended you place your garbage/recycle by the road the night before your scheduled collection day. If you reside within city limits and encounter a problem with your service, call 352-523-5051. If you reside outside the city limits, please contact your carrier directly.
Three holidays are observed in which garbage will NOT be collected: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your collection day falls on one of the above holidays, your garbage will be picked up on your next scheduled collection day. Regular collection will occur on all other holidays.
If you would like to be placed on Waste Connections Automated Call System to be notified about route interruptions or schedule changes please complete the form below.
Household & Yard Waste Collection
Containers should not exceed 40 pounds and 32 gallons in size. They must be placed within 4 feet of the curb. Please be sure the container is animal proof, with tight fitting lids.
Residences are allowed 4 cans or 6 bags. If these amounts are exceeded, the maximum will be collected. If you have an increased need for service (holiday, yard clean-up, etc), please call 352-523-5051. If you have empty boxes, please break them down, and bundle them together (or recycled in a Green Fiber dumpster). Steel drums or any type of 55 gal drums are not allowed.
Yard waste may be included on your regularly scheduled pick up day. All tree limbs and branches must be less than 4 feet in length and less than 6 inches in diameter. Smaller debris should be bundled in 4 foot or less lengths. Bagged yard clippings and leaves may be placed at the curbside with your regular trash (weight restrictions apply).
What can be recycled?
*** As of October 1, 2015, no plastic bags of any kind will be accepted in recycling ***
RECYCLING (current as of 10/01/2015)
Recycle is collected every Wednesday. It is recommended that recycle bins be placed by the road on Tuesday evening. City residences are entitled to 1 blue recycling bin. Additional containers are permitted and supplied by the resident at their own expense. Such permanent containers must be prominently marked with a reflective recycle sticker. To obtain your bin or sticker, call 352-523-5051.
YOU CAN RECYCLE:
- Aluminum Cans
- Metal Food Can
- Plastic Bottles, Jars & Small Containers with codes #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, and #7
- Flattened Cardboard
What can NOT be collected or recycled?
Due to State and County regulations, the following items are not allowed to be mixed with your garbage: tires, used motor oil, lead batteries, medical waste, and white goods.
Items such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, and stoves are considered white goods. These items cannot be mixed in with the household trash. Please call Waste Services of Florida to schedule a special pick up. There will be an additional charge for this service.
YOU CAN NOT RECYCLE:
- Plastic Bags
- Electric Cords, Wires, or Metal Hangers
- Trash or Bagged Recyclables
- Nothing Wet or Dirty
- Nothing Bigger Than a Cat Litter Box
- Milk or Juice Cartons
*** For collection of such items, please call Pasco County Transfer Station (352) 521-0500 or Angelo's Recycled Material (352) 567-7676 to inquire about their services.
Additional pick-ups may be scheduled directly with the carrier (**additional fees apply)
Progressive Waste Solutions (352) 583-4204
Battery and Green Fiber Recycling Locations
- Small household batteries may be recycled at City Hall (38020 Meridian Ave)
- Green Fiber recycling dumpster (38042 Pasco Ave)