Garbage Collection Procedures
Upon signing up for a Utility Billing account you will receive a brochure outlining the City's Solid Waste policies, the recycling schedule, and the holiday schedules. Please call 321-383-5755 if you did not receive the brochure and it will be mailed to you.
Questions & Updates
Please visit this page for periodic updates to the automated collection transition as these updates become available. Questions may be answered based on the current information available by calling 321-383-5755.
Cart Care & Use
- All refuse shall be placed in bags prior to deposit in the carts.
- Cardboard boxes will not be collected separately outside the cart but should be broken down to fit into the cart.
- Lids on carts should be kept closed at all times to prevent windblown litter, access to animals, and pooling of rainwater inside the cart.
- Carts shall not be filled in excess of 250 pounds.
Customer-Requested Change in Cart Size
Disabled & Elderly Service
Out-of-Cart Garbage Items
Prohibited Items for Cart Disposal
Do not place the following items in your garbage cart:
- Dirt, rocks, and concrete
- Hot coals/embers
- Household hazardous or biohazardous waste (chemicals, motor oil, wet paint, etc.)
- Needles of any kind
- Yard debris
- Propane tanks
Residents who place these materials in carts such that damage is caused to the cart or to the collection vehicle, or otherwise use the carts for other purposes that result in damage to the cart, shall be liable for the replacement cost of the cart.
Residents can bring their hazardous wastes to the Brevard County Mulching Facility at the intersection of SR-405 (South Street) and Park Avenue or call the facility at 264-5009 for more information.
Provision & Use of Standardized Carts
Second Carts for Commercial Can and Residential Customers
Commercial can and residential customers may require multiple carts on their weekly collection day. The City may, at the discretion of the Solid Waste manager, require customers to have a second cart to contain their weekly waste. Additional garbage carts require another $48 deposit and will add a small additional monthly charge to your utility bill. A second recycle cart can be requested at no additional charge.
Second Cart Return Policy
Residents who have two carts may opt to switch back to one cart at any time, thereby returning their monthly rate to the original one-cart rate. Residents must notify the City of their desire to return their second cart. The City will pick up the cart after which time residents will be refunded their deposit on the second cart (if applicable).
Set-out & Roll-Back Timing & Convenience Charge
Carts that are stolen or vandalized will be replaced free of charge by the City. Households that report more than two thefts or vandalized carts over a two-year period may forfeit their deposit to replace their cart and will be required to make another deposit prior to receiving a replacement cart.