Solid Waste and Recycling
Town of Oakland 2-1-1 Collection Program
The Town contracts with Waste Management for solid waste collection services.
Household waste is collected twice a week, yard waste is collected once a week, and recycling is collected once a week.
If you have a concern or complaint about your service, please complete the solid waste request form.
Please read this letter from Waste Management to learn more about recent service disruptions.
- DO NOT mix recyclables, hazardous waste, or yard waste with your household waste
- Automobile parts; hazardous waste; and freon-containing devices, such as freezers and refrigerators, are not included in your curbside collection program
- Large items such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, and up to 4 automobile tires or pickup truck tires are collected on your second household garbage collection day (Friday) @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Items in designated recycle bins will be collected by the recycling truck. Do not use plastic bags for recycling. If your recycling bin is full, put the excess recyclables into brown paper grocery bags or cardboard boxes no larger than the size of a recycling bin. Excess newspapers and magazines may be stacked and tied with string. The Town encourages you to recycle the following items:
- Newspapers, pasteboard (e.g., cereal boxes, empty paper towel and toilet paper rolls, and shoe boxes), brown paper bags, flattened corrugated cardboard boxes, phone books, magazines, catalogs, junk mail (unopened or opened envelopes), and office paper (does not include shredded paper).
- Flattened cardboard may be placed next to the recycling bin and should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- Aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles and jars, drink boxes and milk/juice cartons, empty aerosol cans, plastic containers with a #1 or #2 symbol on the bottom, and plastic bottles with a neck and #3 or #7 symbol on the bottom. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- Bundle tree and shrub clippings into lengths of 5 feet or less, or place into a container that can be lifted by an adult.
- Remember the weight limit for bundle, container, or a single item must not exceed 50 pounds
- Consider tying the bundles with string or twine, as it is very much appreciated because it makes it much easier for Advanced Disposal employees to lift up and into the truck @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
To provide more efficient collection services, the Oakland Town Commission approved a request to shift recycling pick-ups from Friday to Wednesday. The change, requested by hauler Waste Management, which recently acquired the Town’s contractor Advanced Disposal, intends to provide increased resources, more efficient route completion, and address concerns of the comingling of materials.
“The Town is committed to ensuring that residents receive the best service at the most affordable rates and this small shift will provide the needed resources for more reliable recycling collection,” said Public Works Director Mike Parker.
The start date for the change to Wednesday recycling will be Aug. 4. Collection days for garbage and yard waste will not change. Residents will be receiving a postcard from Waste Management with additional information in the coming weeks.
- Newspapers, pasteboard, paper bags, magazines and junk mail should be placed in recycle bin. Flattened cardboard may be placed next to the bin and should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.
- Recycle aluminum and tin cans, glass bottles, drink boxes and milk/juice cartons, empty aerosol cans, plastic containers marked with a #1 or #2, and plastic bottles marked with a #3 or #7
- Put excess recyclables into brown paper bags or cardboard boxes no larger than the size of your recycling bin. Excess newspapers and magazines may be stacked and tied with string.
- Do not use plastic bags for recycling.
- Do not mix recycling with yard waste.
Tips for Problem-Free Collection Service
Place material out after 6:00p.m. the night before or by 6:00a.m. the day of collection to be sure you do not miss the collection truck.
- Place material within 3 feet of the curb
- Remove containers from the curb within 12 hours after pickup
- DO NOT MIX yard waste, household waste, and recyclables
- Containers, bundles, and bins must weigh less than 50 pounds when full
- Town residents are provided one free green bin for recycling. Additional bins are available for purchase at Town Hall. The Town provided bins are the only acceptable bins for recycling.
- Material not set out properly will be tagged
- If your recycle bin is damaged or destroyed please contact Town Hall at 407-656-1117 ext. 2304
Holiday Trash Collection
Waste Management does not collect residential trash, yard waste or recycling on the following holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If holiday falls on one of your regular trash collection days – pickup will occur on the next scheduled pickup day. For example, if a holiday falls on Tuesday, your next trash collection will occur on Friday.
If a holiday falls on your regular yard waste or recycling day, collection will occur on the next scheduled pickup date. For example, if your yard waste is regularly collected on Wednesday, Jan. 1, it will instead be collected on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
For more information, visit www.wmfloridaholiday.com prior to a holiday.