Fort Lauderdale Bulk Trash Program


  • The City offers monthly residential bulk trash service to dispose of household items. Single-family and multifamily accounts of three (3) units or less are entitled to residential bulk trash service.


  • Bulk trash crews provide pickup service once a month on specific days for each of the City’s neighborhoods.


  • Crews will pick up a maximum of 10 cubic yards, which is a pile of trash approximately 6 feet wide, 15 feet long, and 3 feet high. Anything more than 10 cubic yards will not be picked up unless a prearranged pickup is scheduled by calling (954) 828-8000. Each additional cubic yard is $13 on your service day.

Special Pickup

If you cannot wait for pickup day, you can make an appointment for a special bulk trash pickup. The minimum charge is $160 for up to 10 cubic yards, plus $13 for each additional yard. Sanitation staff will measure the trash pile to determine the cubic yardage and price. Service is provided once payment is received.

To schedule an appointment, please call (954) 828-8000.


Household Items and Appliances

Furniture, carpet, mattresses, toys, bicycles, refrigerators, air-conditioner units, hot water heaters, stoves, washers, and dryers are accepted. Please empty all appliances and remove or secure refrigerator doors.

Yard Waste

Tree trimmings, hedge cuttings, palm fronds, tree limbs up to 12 feet long and up to 12 inches in diameter are also accepted. Bundling or tying is not required, however, leaves must be bagged and placed in separate pile.

No Construction Debris

Construction debris is not accepted. However, as a courtesy, the following miscellaneous items are accepted:= Bath Tub

Chain Link Fence (limited to a 50-foot roll)

Doors, Sinks, Toilets (limited to two of each)

Glass Items (must be placed in a sturdy, rigid container for safe collection)

Hot Tub (cut into 6-foot sections)

Rims and/or Tires (limited to four of each)

Wood Fence (limited to four sections)

Note: For any renovation projects, the homeowner or builder is responsible for construction debris disposal via on-site dumpsters or contract service removal.

If you have any questions about materials accepted, please call (954) 828-8000.


Acceptable forms of payments are checks and money orders. A receipt will be provided at time of payment.


Automobile/Marine and lawn mower parts, batteries, engines, etc.

Bricks, rocks, asphalt, granite, and other masonry materials

Dead animals

Dirt/Sod, sand, pavers, concrete, and tiles X Drywall, wallboard, countertops, cabinets, insulation, and wood/metal walls

Gas and propane tanks

Hazardous waste

Oil of any kind (i.e., motor, cooking, etc.)

Paint or any other liquids (i.e., gas, acid, etc.)

Roofing materials

Tree stumps, or any tree section more than 12 inches in diameter

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes items such as paint, pesticides, pool and lawn chemicals, used oil, household cleaners or other toxic, ignitable, corrosive or reactive products. HHW should not be put in the bulk trash piles or any sanitation carts or bins.

These products can cause environmental and health problems if not disposed of properly.

For more information about household hazardous waste and drop-off events, please visit


Place bulk trash at your curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day, but no earlier than 24 hours in advance of a scheduled bulk pickup. Items must be in a pile no larger than 10 cubic yards.

Bulk trash items placed at the curb more than 24 hours in advance or remaining on your curb for more than 24 hours after your scheduled pickup could result in a City citation. Do not place glass items in with your regular bulk items. Instead, place the glass items adjacent to the bulk items to facilitate separate handling and to prevent injuries. To ensure the safety of staff, glass items will not be picked up unless they are properly and safely placed in a rigid container.

Place bulk trash in an accessible area away from parked cars, fences, trees, power lines and other obstacles so large equipment may easily retrieve it.

To find out your sanitation services schedule, please visit the Property Information Reporter on the City’s GIS web page at or call the 24-hour Customer Service Center at (954) 828-8000.

If the City’s bulk trash program does not meet your needs, please call (954) 828-8000 for a list of disposal facilities that accept bulk trash.

Do not place bulk trash on storm drains.


The entire trash pile is more than 10 cubic yards

The trash pile is too close to a car, tree, fence, power line, etc.

Items in the trash pile are more than 12 feet long

Tree stumps, or any tree section more than 12 inches in diameter

Hazardous materials or liquids are mixed in with the trash items

Dirt/sod, sand, pavers, concrete, and tiles are not eligible for bulk

Garbage mixed with bulk

Glass items were not placed in a sturdy, rigid container for safe collection

All discarded items must come from your property. No imported trash is accepted. Combining trash with your neighbor is not acceptable.


City of Fort Lauderdale

Sanitation Division

(954) 828-8000