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.  

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Solid Waste and Recycling Informational Documents

  1. Household Waste
  2. Recycling
  3. Yard Waste
Collected Tuesday and Friday
Note: For Bulk Pickup items, please contact the Town of Oakland Public Works Department (407-656-1117 ext. 2304), to schedule a time for pick up. 
  • 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)


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.

Please visit Waste Management's website to find out what items can and cannot be placed in your recycling bin.

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 prior to a holiday.