Yard Waste Service Days
Most residents on automated trash collection (those having EZcans) have yard trash service on the same day as their EZcan container. There are exceptions in some areas for our alley collection customers.
Residential Trash, Recycling and Yard Trash Collection Service Day Map
As required by Federal and State Law, yard waste must be separated from household garbage. Separation allows the yard waste to be utilized as a recyclable product.
Place containerized yard waste out on the evening before pickup after 6:00 p.m., or the morning of pickup before 6:00 a.m.
Yard Waste Size Regulations
Regular Yard Waste collection:
*Branches and limbs are to be cut into lengths not to exceed five feet (5) or five inches (5) in diameter, bundled and tied, or containerized. Bundles or containers can not exceed 40 pounds, in weight.
*Place leaves and grass in containers or bags (bag weight should not exceed 40 pounds).
Bulk Yard Trash
Residential customers shall be provided four (4) collections, up to 20 cubic yards each, per calendar year.
The calendar year runs from: (January 1st through December 31st)
Bulk Yard Waste means wood matter including tree branches larger than five feet (5) in length, not exceeding twelve feet (12) in length and/or five inches (5) in diameter.
Residents needing Bulk Yard Waste collection should Email Customer Service with your address and the type of material you have at the curb for collection, or call 834-8773 to arrange a pickup.
IMPORTANT NOTICE !
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.
Place large piles of yard waste away from power lines, trees, mail boxes, fences, sprinkler systems, flower beds, and parked cars. DO NOT place trash or large items in the street or alleyway.