Changes to Yard Waste and Bulk Collections
Polk County’s Waste and Recycling Division has made changes in waste collection services effective Monday, June 5, 2023. These changes affect routine yard trash and bulk collection.
The new routine yard trash guidelines specify that branches should not exceed two inches in diameter, and they should be no longer than three feet. All yard waste must be containerized in bins, bundles or bags, with a combination of up to four containers, each weighing 30 pounds or less, collected once per week. All items should be placed curbside by 6 a.m. on your collection day. Items not in compliance will not be collected, and if they stay curbside, they may be subject to code enforcement violations.
Bulk collection will be limited to Furniture and Appliance collection, which will take place once a month on a pre-set, scheduled day. Household items that were not structurally attached to the house are acceptable. No construction debris or eviction/move-outs will be collected. All items should be curbside by 6 a.m. on your collection day. Items not in compliance will not be collected; if they stay curbside they may be subject to code enforcement violations.
To find out your current scheduled collection day, or for more information, please visit Polkwastewise.net or call (863) 284-4319.