Garbage collection

Residents who live in unincorporated areas of Volusia County are provided waste services through Volusia County's Solid Waste and Recycling Division.

Residents are charged for service by an annual $210 non-ad-valorem assessment per residential unit.

Volusia County contracts with Republic Services to provide garbage collection to residents living in single-family homes or multi-family dwellings with no more than four units.

Single-family homes on more than 10 acres are required by law to provide their own proper disposal of waste and may choose to participate in the county's subscription services by calling the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at:

386-257-6021  Daytona Beach
386-943-7889  West Volusia
386-423-3862  New Smyrna Beach
386-574-0598  Osteen

All materials meant for collection (household garbage, recycling or yard waste) must be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the proper pick-up day. 

Garbage pickup is once a week in the 96-gallon cart that is provided free of charge. Materials must be enclosed in this secure container and placed within 10 feet of the curb by 6 a.m. on the designated pick-up day. The hauler has until 8 p.m. to collect the waste.

Collection for “bulky” items is limited to four (4) pieces per week and includes: furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpet, boxes of “junk”, tires (with or without rims), swing sets, water heaters, equipment or the like. Volusia County is divided into four (4) bulk waste collection zones. Each zone will be collected once a week for “bulky” items. Collection must be scheduled at least 24 business hours in advance by calling Volusia County Solid Waste at 386-943-7889

Yard waste is picked up at the curb once a week and mulched at the landfill for reuse. The equivalent of four 32-gallon containers or eight plastic bags per household can be picked up each week.

Yard waste means vegetative organic matter resulting from the routine landscaping maintenance of the grounds of a developed residential property. Collection includes: grass, leaves, palm fronds, yard rakings, shrub and tree trimmings.  Please contain all small debris (rakings, grass clippings, acorns, pine cones, spanish moss, etc.) either in plastic bags or in 32-gallon garbage containers. Containers and bags must weigh less than 60 pounds apiece.

Palm fronds and limbs need to be neatly stacked (no need for bundles). Limbs may not exceed 4 ft. in length or 1 ft. in diameter and must weigh less than 60 pounds apiece.

Please DO NOT place yard waste in your 96-gallon cart.

Please DO NOT mix yard waste with any other types of waste.

Appliances and furniture

Collection for “bulky” items is limited to four (4) pieces per week and includes: furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpet, boxes of “junk”, tires (with or without rims), swing sets, water heaters, equipment or the like. Volusia County is divided into four (4) bulk waste collection zones. Each zone will be collected once a week for “bulky” items. Collection must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by calling Volusia County Solid Waste at 386-943-7889

Note: A great way to recycle unwanted items still in good shape is by taking the item to an area thrift shop. For more information, see what you can recycle.

Construction debris

Construction and demolition debris or debris from home improvements IS NOT included in curbside service. This includes items such as tile, wood flooring, screening, concrete, wallboard, drywall, lumber of any kind, pallets, aluminum siding, fencing, baseboards, insulation, shingles or other roofing materials, sliding glass doors, large pieces of glass or mirror, shower doors, shower surrounds, cabinets, vanities  & countertops. You may contact your Garbage Company or another authorized solid waste hauler for estimated collection charges to provide special collection and disposal. DO NOT place commercial debris curbside for residential collection.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste -  Hazardous waste IS NOT included in curbside service. Hazardous Waste includes, but is not limited to, items such as car batteries, all automobile related liquids or parts, engine degreaser, metal cleaners, hobby chemicals, rechargeable batteries, lighter fluid, varnish, wood/cement sealers, paint, paint thinner, turpentine, acetone, acid, lye, fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insect repellents, flea dips & sprays, rodent bait, rat poison, mothballs, fluorescent tubes, spiral, and compact bulbs, mercury thermometers or thermostats, pool or spa chemicals, bio-hazardous waste, sharps (needles), etc.  

Please bring these items - with the exception of biohazardous waste - to the Household Hazardous Waste site at the Tomoka Farms Road Landfill or the West Volusia Transfer Station.

Disposal of biohazardous waste can be coordinated with the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County.

Contact us

For more information, please call the  Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 386-943-7889.

Residential Collection Guidelines 

To view or print a copy of the Residential Collections Guidelines Sheet please click here.

Director
Regina Montgomery
rmontgomery@volusia.org

West Volusia
386-943-7889

Daytona Beach
386-257-6021

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3862

Osteen
386-574-0598

Recycling Education
386-943-4905

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