City of Winter Garden, FL

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Solid Waste & Recycling Division
Public Services Department

Solid Waste & Recycling Division
Public Services Department
300 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Phone: 407.656.2256


Alex Arce
Solid Waste Supervisor
Phone: 407.656.4111 ext. 2009

We strive to provide Winter Garden residents with efficient, reliable, and courteous waste collection services. This includes curbside pick-up of the following items:

  • Household trash (twice-a-week pick-up)
  • Recycling (once-a-week pick-up)
  • Yard waste and large items (once-a-week pick-up)
If you’d like to request a container or report a missed pick-up, please call 407-656-2256. Keep in mind that pick-up times may vary.

The collection of trash, yard waste, and recyclables is billed through the Winter Garden Utility Billing Department in conjunction with your municipal water bill. If you have questions regarding rates, please call the Solid Waste Supervisor at 407.656.4111, ext. 2009.

To set up an account, prospective customers must complete and sign an application and submit it along with a deposit to the Utility Billing Department (located in the lobby of City Hall at 300 West Plant Street). A valid driver’s license is also required. For a copy of the application, click here. Copies are also available at the Utility Billing Department. Please contact Utility Billing (407.656.4100) to determine the amount of your deposit. The deposit may be waived if the prospective customer can demonstrate good credit.

Collection Schedule
Normal collection schedule (listed by neighborhood)


2018 Holiday Schedule
2019 Holiday Schedule

Please follow the below-listed simple guidelines to facilitate collection.

Household Trash

  • Place your container on the curb no later than 7:00 am on collection day. Remove it no later than 7:00 pm the same day.
  • Garbage must be placed in carts provided by the City of Winter Garden.
  • Place your container with its handle facing your house. Make sure it is set away from your mailbox, trees, or any other object that may prevent the truck from accessing it.
  • Dispose of household trash only in your container. Containers with items such as yard waste, liquids, and building materials will not be emptied.
  • If you are physically unable to place your containers curbside, you may request door-side pick-up services. Please call 407-656-2256 for details.


Yard Waste

  • Stack branches and tree limbs neatly next to the curb.
  • Bag grass clippings and leaves. Loose grass or leaves will not be picked up.
  • Yard waste in excess of three (3) cubic yards can be picked up by request at an additional charge.

Large Items (NOT including electronics and applicances)

  • Items include furniture, mattresses, grills, carpeting, etc.
  • These items are collected the same day as yard waste. There is no need to schedule pick-up of these items.

Electronics and Appliances

  • Items include appliances, televisions, computers, vacuum cleaners, water heaters, etc.
  • The collection of electronics must be scheduled in advance. Please call 407-656-2256.

  • Orange County schedules multiple collection events throughout the year for electronics.

Hazardous Waste

  • Items include liquid paint, batteries, household cleaning products, pool chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, light bulbs, motor oil, cooking oil, and antifreeze.
  • The City does not collect these hazardous waste items.

  • Orange County schedules multiple collection events throughout the year for household hazardous waste.
  • Or, these hazardous items can be dropped off at the following locations:
    • Orange County Landfill
      5901 Young Pine Road
      Orlando, FL 32829
      Open daily, 8 am–5 pm

    • McLeod Road Transfer Station
      5000 L.B. McLeod Road
      Orlando, FL 32811
      Days and hours vary; call ahead
      *Temporarily closed for repairs