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(863) 834-8773
Billing (863) 834-8276

Gene Ginn (Manager)
Debbie Almon (863) 834-8778
Clayton Gillem (863) 834-8779
Gordon Harper (863) 834-8767
Joe Paholski (863) 834-8772
Emanuel Rivers (863) 834-8786


605 Evelyn Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801

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Special Pickups

Please call Customer Service (or email) to Arrange Pickup for any of the following:

One collection (up to 20 cubic yards) per calender quarter.

Calender Quarters are: (January, February, March) (April, May, June) (July, August, September) and (October, November, December)

Used Furniture

Used furniture, mattresses, box springs, bed frames, couches, chairs and other household items may be placed curbside.   Please call our office to arrange for a special pick up of these items.

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

Pressurized Tanks

Tanks such as propane gas tanks, welding air tanks, and other pressurized tanks should not be mixed with your regular household garbage. Tanks must be empty prior to pickup.  The special scrap truck will come by to pick up these tanks and dispose of them in a safe manner. Items must be curbside prior to pickup.

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, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekends, holidays and after normal business hours (4:00 p.m. weekdays) call the Lakeland Police Department at 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 designated landfill by the homeowner or contractor.

If you have questions about permits, please contact the Building Inspection Office, (863) 834-6000.


Please call Customer Service to arrange for pickup.