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Garbage Collection

All food waste, discarded useless material, and refuse not suitable for recycling, is considered garbage. This does not include hazardous or biological waste which requires special handling, nor does it include household items too large to be containerized for normal collection service.

Click here to download the Pompano Beach Map & Collection Schedule for garbage, recycling & bulk trash.

Click here to view the City Ordinance regulating garbage, recycling and bulk collection. Collection rates are included in this document.

Residential Properties

Single Family, Duplex & Triplex

Residential properties have garbage collection twice a week. All materials must be placed in the gray carts provided by the City with lids closed. Material outside the carts will not be collected. Carts may be placed curbside after 5:00 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled garbage collection day and before 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Place cart in the front swale (with the lid opening facing the street and handle facing away from the street), near the driveway and away from any obstacles. Carts should not be in the street or on the sidewalk. Remove carts from the curb the same day, after the garbage has been collected.

What to Remember:

  • Only City-provided carts will be serviced; Resident-owned cans or containers WILL NOT be serviced
  • Place garbage and yard debris in the gray cart – this includes small vegetative items like coconuts, palm fronds, clippings and branches
  • Full carts must weigh less than 150 pounds
  • Set carts at least three feet away from each other, as well as three feet away from cars, trees, mailboxes, fire hydrants, light poles, etc.
  • It is recommended that garbage is bagged to help keep carts clean and odor-free
Multi-Family (four or more units) and Mobile Homes

The level of service is based upon several factors (number of dwelling units, ease of access, capacity needed, etc.), multi-family properties may have cart collection service or dumpster collection service. Multi-family properties must have scheduled garbage collection at least twice a week. All garbage must be placed inside the container. The type, number, size and placement of the containers is agreed upon between the customer and the collector. If it is determined that the size of the container or frequency of collection is not sufficient and creates a nuisance, the level of service will be adjusted at the discretion of the City of Pompano Beach Solid Waste Manager.

Businesses

All solid waste generated within the geographic boundaries of Pompano Beach shall be collected by Waste Management and disposed of as directed by the city disposal agreement. All materials shall be generated from the property on which the materials are placed for collection.

Accounts using roll carts shall have two collections per week on a regular schedule. Accounts using dumpster containers may be collected up to seven days per week with a minimum of two collections per week. If garbage is not part of the solid waste generated at a commercial establishment, collection of at least once per week will be required. All garbage must be placed inside the container. The collection containers must be stored within the building or an approved dumpster enclosure and in an easily accessible location for collection service vehicles.

More Information

For further information, call the City of Pompano Beach’s Public Works Department at 954.786.4030 or email Garbage@copbfl.com. Questions or concerns may also be directed to Waste Management, 954.974.7500.

Bulk Waste

Large or bulky items which cannot be containerized, bagged or bundled for normal solid waste collection service are considered bulk trash. Garbage is not considered bulk waste and will not be accepted for pick-up.

Click here to download the residential garbage, recycling & bulk pick-up schedule map.
Click here to download the Pompano Beach “All In!” Collection Guide.

Residential Properties

Single Family, Duplex & Triplex

Residential properties currently have bulk trash collection once a week. A maximum amount of four cubic yards per week is allowed. All materials must be placed for collection at a single, readily accessible location in an area adjacent to a driveway. The location must be within five feet of the curb line; not within five feet of an abutting property; and not more than ten feet from the edge of the pavement/street. Bulk trash should be placed so it does not block any storm drain or access to utility service and meters. Bulk trash must be placed out for collection after 5:00 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled recycling collection day and before 7:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. NOTE: Place small items into gray cart for collection.

Multi-Family (four or more units) and Mobile Homes

Multi-family properties receive two complimentary bulk collections a year (one truck-load maximum for each pickup) by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Solid Waste Division by phone at 954.786.4030 or via email at Bulk@copbfl.com. NOTE: For rental or timeshare properties, please call for an estimate for removal.
All Pompano Beach residents may choose to bring their bulk trash to the drop- off station themselves. Open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the drop-off station is located at 1951 N. Powerline Road (south of Copans Road). Materials will only be accepted from residential customers in non-commercial cars and pickup trucks. Proof of residency is required.

Decisions as to whether any material is acceptable or not is at the sole discretion of the Public Works Director or his designee.

Examples of Acceptable Items:
  • Household Goods: appliances, furniture, mattresses, box springs, toys, cardboard boxes and cartons, and other miscellaneous items found in a home
  • Yard Trimmings: cuttings from bushes, shrubs, and trees which do not exceed six inches in diameter or six feet in length
  • Home Renovation Materials: wooden fence sections six feet or less, wooden doors, and fixtures such as sinks, toilets, and bathtubs
Examples of Unacceptable Items:
  • Trees: non-processed material from large, full-grown trees including trunks, stumps and roots
  • Construction Debris: concrete block, bricks, pavers, roofing tiles and shingles, plywood sheets, drywall, plasterboard, paint and other similar materials produced by construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition
  • Automotive and Marine: any body, engine, drivetrain, tires, or other similar vehicle parts
  • Fill and Ground Material: dirt, rocks, sand or sod
What to Remember:
  • All materials should be broken down as much as possible
  • Maximum amount for pickup is four cubic yards (approximately 6 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet)
  • Any scheduled pickup canceled due to inclement weather or mechanical issues will be removed on the next scheduled pickup day
  • No hazardous waste materials will be accepted
  • Do not place materials out for pickup more than 24 hours prior to your scheduled collection day – doing so may subject the homeowner to a fine
  • The bulk trash must be from the residential property where it is placed for collection – any bulk trash placed for pick-up from another location is prohibited and considered felony dumping
  • Decisions as to whether any material is acceptable or not is at the sole discretion of the Public Works Director or his designee
Violations? What to Do:
  • If the bulk trash is tagged or the property is posted with a violation notice, owners have 48 hours to remove the bulk trash or arrange for an additional pickup. Contact the Solid Waste Division at 954.786.4030 or via email at Bulk@copbfl.com.

Businesses and Vacant Lots

Bulk pick-up is available by appointment only for commercial properties and vacant lots. For cost estimates and scheduling, please contact the Solid Waste Division by phone at 954-786-4030 or via email at Bulk@copbfl.com. Additionally, photos demonstrating the size of the bulk trash to be collected can be sent via email for a cost estimate.

More Information

If you have questions or need to schedule a bulk trash pickup, please contact the Solid Waste Division by phone at 954.786.4030 or via email at Bulk@copbfl.com.

Household Hazardous Waste

Chemical products or biological waste not suitable for disposal with regular residential garbage service is considered as household hazardous waste. These items include cleaning solvents, paints, and pesticides. These wastes may also contain substances that can catch fire, react with other chemicals, explode, or are corrosive or toxic.

Click here to download the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Scrap Recycling Collection Events schedule and locations.

HHW and Electronic Scrap Recycling Collection Events

The City of Pompano Beach will be hosting its next Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Scrap Recycling Collection Event on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The event is held from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and is free to all Pompano Beach residents. The address is 1660 N.E. 10th Street, located next to the airpark in the baseball complex’s north parking lot.

Click here for a map showing the location of the City of Pompano Beach’s HHW and Electonic Recycling Collection Event.

Pompano Beach has partnered with several other Broward County cities for the collection and disposal of household hazardous waste and electronic scrap recycling. The collection of materials takes place monthly at collection locations throughout the county. With proof of residency, homeowners have the ability to go to other participating cities for their collection events. The collection of acceptable materials remains at no cost to residents of Pompano Beach.

Dates and locations may change without notice. Prior to attending, please check with the Public Works department of the city hosting the event.

Please note that household hazardous waste and electronic scrap materials from Pompano Beach residents are no longer accepted at Broward County Waste and Recycling Services, located North of Copans Road at Powerline Road.

What to remember:

  • Save household hazardous waste separate from garbage
  • Bring hazardous waste and electronic scrap materials to a collection event for disposal or recycling
  • Materials include rechargeable batteries, paint, cleaning products, pesticides, etc.

Click here for a complete list of acceptable materials.
Click here for a list of collection dates and locations.

For further information, call 954.786.4030 or email HHW@copbfl.com

Recycling Program

Participation in a recycling program is optional for Pompano Beach residents and business owners. Although not required, participation in a recycling program is highly recommended and encouraged. Contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at Recycling@copbfl.com for assistance in setting up a customized recycling program.

Click here to download the residential garbage, recycling & bulk pickup schedule map.
Click here to download the Pompano Beach Single Stream Recycling Guidelines.

Residential Properties

Single Family, Duplex & Triplex

Residential properties have recycling collection once a week. All materials must be placed in the blue carts provided by the City with lids closed. Material outside the carts will not be collected. Carts may be placed curbside after 5:00 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled recycling collection day and before 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Place cart in the front swale (with the lid opening facing the street and handle facing away from the street) near the driveway and away from any obstacles. Carts should not be in the street or on the sidewalk. Remove carts from the curb the same day, after the recycling has been collected.

If you have questions, or a request to receive or replace a bin, please contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at Recycling@copbfl.com.

Multi-Family (four or more units) and Mobile Homes

Check with your property manager or association for your neighborhood’s recycling rules. You may also contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at Recycling@copbfl.com for further information or for assistance in setting up a recycling program.

Residents may choose to bring their recyclables to a public recycling drop-off location themselves. The drop off is located at City Hall’s rear parking lot next to the railroad tracks. The address is 100 West Atlantic Boulevard.

Contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at Recycling@copbfl.com for further information.

Residential Recycling Rules

Examples of Acceptable Recycling Items:
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, phone books, office use paper, and flattened cardboard
  • Aluminum, steel or tin beverage/food cans
  • Plastic containers with numbers 1 – 7 on the bottom
Examples of Unacceptable Recycling Items:
  • Paper towels or used paper plates
  • Polystyrene (styrofoam)
  • Thermal paper or blueprints
  • Plastic bags
  • Food waste of any kind
What to remember:
  • Containers may have labels and caps, but please rinse thoroughly and dry before putting in cart
  • Items should be loose, not bagged, in the cart
  • Any material left outside of the cart will not be collected

Businesses

Environmental stewardship through recycling and sustainable practices is essential to preserving the environment and improving quality of life. The City of Pompano Beach therefore encourages recycling for its local businesses.

Recycling:
  • Saves energy
  • Reduces landfills
  • Protects resources and preserves wildlife
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions – slows climate change
  • Good for the economy
  • Makes “cents” – many businesses are eager to purchase recyclable materials

For assistance with creating a recycling plan for your business, contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at Recycling@copbfl.com