Bulk Trash Guidelines
There are three different ways that residents may dispose of bulk trash:
- Put 6 cubic yards of material outside your home for pick up.
- Special Pickup can be arranged by calling 954-924-3742. Do not put out material until arrangements have been made for pickup or Public Services will issue a Notice of Violation.
- County Drop Off Locations and Waste Guidelines can be found at the following link
Transfer Stations Link
Items for pick-up should be put out in alley or swale (where garbage is usually collected):
Click here to see schedule.
- Items should be placed abutting (in alley or swale adjacent to) your property.
- Do not set items out earlier than the weekend before you scheduled bulk pick up day or Public Services will issue a Notice of Violation.
- Do not combine bulk trash with raw garbage or tree branches. In other words, keep piles of bulk trash separate so it is clear that your pile is not oversized.
- Please place items far enough away from fences and walls so that the crane is able to get close enough without damaging fence or wall.
Acceptable Items for Pick-Up:
Limited to maximum of 6 cubic yards for free; this is equal to a load of a small pick up truck.
- Household Items: Old furniture (couch, chair, box spring, mattress, bed frame, table, dresser, television) carpeting, carpet padding, patio furniture, bar-b-que (no gas tanks). Also wood and metal are acceptable materials.
- Appliances: Dishwasher, washer, dryer, stove, water heater, refrigerator (door must be removed) and air conditioner. THE FREON MUST BE PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED FROM REFRIGERATORS AND AIR CONDITIONERS BEFORE SETTING OUT FOR PICK-UP.
- Loose materials (magazines, flower pots, etc) need to be containerized (no more than 50 lbs per container). Cardboard boxes and/or bags are not acceptable containers. Use old garbage cans or other solid containers. Note that the containers will be taken with the bulk pick up.
- Any liquids (fuel, paint, oil, etc.) automotive/boat components, garbage, explosive, yard waste, hazardous waste, radioactive material, roofing materials, and construction/demolition debris are not acceptable.
- Household hazardous materials may be dropped off at Broward County South Trash Transfer Station at 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Boulevard every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 954-765-4999 for more information.
Special Bulk Trash Pick-Up:
Residents can also call the Department of Public Services at 954-924-3742 for a special pick up provided that the junk is properly piled on the swale or in the alley adjacent to the property.
Electronics Recycling Program:
It is estimated that by the year 2005 half a million computers and televisions will be discarded in Broward County! This presents an enormous environmental challenge, as many electronics contain dangerous materials such as lead and mercury that should not be added to the waste stream. Broward County’s Office of Integrated Waste Management started a pilot program funded through a state grant that allowed residents to dispose of outdated or unusable electronics absolutely free of charge.
- External hard-drives
- Fax Machines
- Cell phones and other telecommunications equipment
- Audio Equipment
- Electric hand tools
- Other non-specified electronic type materials