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Special Pickups


Special Pickup Service Temporary Change

Due to COVID-19 and reduced staff levels Yard Waste and Bulk Collections have been changed to Bi-weekly service effective April 6th

Bi-weekly Yard Waste & Bulk Schedule:

  • Customers in the Monday/Tuesday service areas will be collected during the first and third weeks of the month April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18
  • Customers in the Thursday/Friday service areas will be collected during the second and fourth weeks of the month April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25

The new collection cycle will start on Mondays in the northwest area of the City on weeks one and three with crews working from north to south. The trucks will then start on Mondays in the northeast area of the City on weeks two and four with crews working from north to south.

Arrange a Bulk Pickup

Please include in your Email to Customer Service your address and the type of material you already have at the curb for collection or call 863.834.8773 to arrange a Bulk Pickup for any of the following items:

Alley Customers click here for bulk collection service requirements

  • Used Furniture

    Used furniture, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, couches, chairs and other household items may be placed curbside.

    These items are collected on your regular garbage and recycling service day. Place used furniture items out on the evening before pickup after 6 PM, or the morning of pickup before 6 AM.

  • Used Appliances

    Used refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters, washers, dryers, and small appliances are collected by a special scrap truck. Items must be curbside prior to pickup.

    Please email customer service or call our office at 863.834.8773

    Refrigerator and freezer doors MUST BE REMOVED for the safety of others.  

  • Dead Animals

    The Solid Waste Management Division is on call daily to remove dead animals from city streets and roadways during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 7 AM to 4 PM.

    • The City of Lakeland does not remove dead animals from private property!
    • Weekends, holidays and after normal business hours (4:00 p.m. weekdays): Call the Lakeland Police Department at 863.834.6900.
      DO NOT CALL 911, this is for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
  • Construction & Demolition Debris

    The Solid Waste Management Division does not pick up this type of debris with the exception of small amounts of building debris from the homeowner's upkeep and maintenance of a residence.

    • Please bend nails over when protruding from lumber for pickup and place these items curbside.
    • If your repairs require a permit from the City or a private contractor has been hired to complete the job, the resulting debris must be removed by the homeowner or contractor.
    • If you have questions about permits, please contact the Building Inspection Office at 863.834.6012.

Important Notice

We service customers inside the city limits of Lakeland.  If your garbage can is gray, and your recycle can is black, you are a Polk County customer and therefore not serviced by the City of Lakeland.  Please call the Polk County Solid Waste Department at 863.284.4319 for more info.