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No, burning garbage is illegal and can be dangerous. Breathing in smoke from burning garbage can cause or worsen asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema and may damage children's lungs. Burning plastic also releases many cancer-causing agents into the air that you and your neighbors breathe.
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Go to the Solid Waste & Recycling page of the City’s website; see the section called “Find Your Collection Days.”
Please call 407-656-2256 to request one. There is no charge.
The City collects large or bulky items once a week on the same day that yard waste is collected (this does not include electrical items; see the next FAQ below). There is no need to call in advance to schedule a pick-up
Electrical items are picked up on request. Please call 407-656-2256 to schedule a pick-up.
No. Please bring these items to one of the facilities listed below. Paint cans that are dry can be disposed of in your green trash container.
Orange County Landfill
5901 Young Pine Road Orlando, FL 32829
Open daily, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
McLeod Road Transfer Station
5000 L. B. McLeod Road Orlando, FL 32811
Days and hours vary; please call ahead
The City will collect a maximum of four car tires per resident per year. The City will not collect truck tires and/or golf cart tires. Please call 407-656-2256 to schedule a pick-up.
If it is a propane tank, please return it to store where it was purchased (most commonly, Lowe’s or Home Depot). Propane tanks up are also accepted at the following locations:
Orange County Landfill (tanks up to 100 lbs.)
(407) 836-6601 Open daily, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
McLeod Road Transfer Station (tanks up to 20 lbs.)
(407) 245-0931 Days and hours vary; please call ahead
If it is a helium tank, the City does collect empty tanks. Please break off the valve to indicate that it is empty.
Yes. Please run several lines of duct tape over the surface of the mirror to prevent it from shattering when it is collected. If it is not taped, the City will not pick it up. Set it out on your yard waste/bulk pick-up day.
Although operator oversights may occasionally occur, following are the most common reasons:
• It was not placed out on time.
• It is blocked by a vehicle or other obstruction.
• The container is overweight or there is an excessive amount of debris.
• There are items in the recycling container that are not recyclable. Common examples include Styrofoam, pizza boxes, and grocery bags.
• Recyclables have been set out in plastic bags (plastic bags damage the equipment at the recycling facility).
Collection times may change due to the weather (routes take longer to run when it’s raining), the availability of equipment and personnel (a truck may have broken down or someone might have called in sick), or excessive volumes.
Technically, all plastics can be recycled. However, not all are recycled because there is no economically feasible market for them. Refer to our list of What’s Recyclable, What’s Not.
Both natural and artificial trees are collected on yard waste day. Please remove all decorations and lights from your tree prior to setting it out for collection.