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(863) 834-8773
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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 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:


We service customers inside the city limits of Lakeland.  If your garbage can is gray, and your recycle bin is yellow, 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.

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

If you can remove the valve, so the tank is clearly empty, you can throw it away in regular trash or have it picked up with bulk junk.  Otherwise, it is hazardous waste and will not be collected curbside by the city. 

Hazardous Waste Collection Event

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.

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 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 taken to the designated landfill by the homeowner or contractor.

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