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Garbage

You can set out as many 32-gallon cans (with lids) or plastic (tied tops) bags as needed. Each can or bag can weigh up to 50 lbs. Just make sure the lids and ties are secured. This helps to keep dogs and other animals away, and the area clean.

Recycling

Recycling is once a week, from your curbside on one of your regular collection days.

As a resident of the Martin County, you are doing your part to help protect and preserve some of our valuable natural resources. Some of the products we purchase almost daily can be turned into recycle materials.

Recyclable Materials to be Collected:

  • Aluminum food and beverage containers
  • Glass food and beverage containers - brown, clear, or green
  • Ferrous (Iron) cans
  • PET plastic containers with the symbol # 1 - narrow neck containers only
  • HDPE natural plastic containers with the symbol # 2 - narrow neck containers only (milk and water bottles)
  • HDPE pigmented plastic containers with the symbol # 2- narrow neck containers only (detergent, shampoo, bleach bottles etc. without caps)
  • Plastics with symbols #3, #4, #5, #6, #7- narrow and screw top containers
  • Newsprint
  • Old corrugated containers (Boxes must be folded flat and cut to 3' X 3' maximum.)
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Cereal boxes
  • Telephone books
  • Printer paper
  • Copier paper
  • Mail (Junk mail)
  • All other office paper without wax liners
  • Aseptic packaging (milk & juice cartons)

Materials NOT accepted include but are not limited to:

  • Microwave trays
  • Mirrors
  • Window or auto glass
  • Light Bulbs
  • Ceramics
  • Porcelain
  • Plastic unnumbered
  • Plastic bags
  • Coat hangers
  • Glass cookware/bakeware
  • Household items such as cooking pots, toasters, etc.
  • Garden hoses
  • Electric cords
  • Christmas Day lights
  • Foam cups or packing materials
  • PVC  

Curbside Tips

In stormy weather, stack papers on the bottom of the bin. Place bins at the curb, or no further than 6 ft. from the street, so they can be easily seen by your collector.

    Please no plastic bags, bulbs or ceramics in your recycling bin.

    Only use recycling bins for recyclables. If there are other types of trash or garbage in your bins, we may have to leave them behind.

Vegetative Waste - One time per week on WEDNESDAY

What is vegetative waste? Any cut limbs, palm fronds, branches, bushes, twigs, or grass clipping are considered "yard waste." Follow the basic preparations below to help dispose of your material properly.

We suggest not to cut any yardwaste with a named storm with a predicted Florida landfall.

Large branches and limbs

Branches, limbs and other cuttings should be bundled, tied and should not exceed 5 feet in length or weigh more than 50 pounds.

Small clippings

Grass clippings, leaves and small twigs or branches must be placed in containers (with lids) not to exceed 32 gallons or weigh more than 50 lbs or in a biodegradable container.

Note: Yard waste set out in plastic bags will be picked up with household garbage.

Large Vegetative Waste Pile Collection

All pieces of yard waste must be no wider than 6" in diameter and no longer than 5' in length for curbside pick up. Vegetative waste piles up to eight cubic yards will be collected one time per week on Wednesdays.

Tip: Eight cubic yards of material is enough to fill a small dumpster, or 12'long x 4' wide x 4.5' tall.

All piles larger than 8 cubic yards but less than 20 cubic yards will be collected within 7 business days of your regularly scheduled yard waste collection day. All piles greater than 20 cubic yards will be collected 20 cubic yards per week until the entire pile is removed. These piles that are not collected on your regularly scheduled day will be "tagged" with an information card notifying you that the pile was too large and has already been scheduled for pick up.

Bulk Trash Collection for Single Family homes

What is bulk trash? Non vegetative items which cannot be containerized, bagged or bundled; including, but not limited to, inoperative and discarded refrigerators, ranges, toilets, washers, dryers, bath tubs, water heaters, sinks, bicycles, and other similar appliances, household goods, and furniture.

Note: Any single household items noted above weighing less than 50 lbs will be picked up by the regular solid waste driver.

All bulky waste should be placed curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day. Bulky waste not collected will be "tagged" with an information card notifying you that it has already been scheduled for pickup. All bulky waste shall be collected within 5 business days of your regularly scheduled collection day. This does not include cars, boats, or engines.

If you have any questions, please call 546-7700.

Construction and Demolition Debris

Construction and Demolition Debris is considered a Special Item, which requires additional fees and special handling by Waste Management. Residential customers must make arrangements with Waste Management for payment of any additional fees and the type of collection/disposal service required for construction and demolition debris.