By Sharon Aron Baron
The City of Parkland requires residential and commercial property owners to utilize Waste Management for garbage, recycling, and bulk pickup.
Garbage pickup occurs twice a week on designated collection days, and garbage may be placed curbside no more than 12 hours before the scheduled collection.
All garbage must be in a covered container (not to exceed 32 gallons in size) or an appropriate tied garbage bag.
There is no limit to the number of covered containers or garbage bags that may be placed at the curb; however, they must be placed in a neat and orderly manner.
Waste Management will provide each residential customer with one 64-gallon rollout cart (white with green lid), which is to be used for all accepted recyclable materials. Pickup of recyclable materials occurs once per week and shall be placed curbside with the regular garbage on your scheduled recycling day. Acceptable materials include:
- Newspapers and inserts
- Plastic containers, number 1 – 7
- Magazines, catalogs, and phone books
- Juice boxes, cardboard boxes flattened
- Glass bottles and jars
- Steel, tin, and aluminum cans
- Office paper and junk mail
- Cereal and tissue boxes
Trash and recycling are collected on all holidays, except for Christmas Day. In the event your regularly scheduled garbage and/or recycling collection day coincides with Christmas Day, it will be collected on the next regularly scheduled pickup day.
Horticultural Debris Pick Up Days & Instructions
Horticultural debris consisting of grass clippings, palm fronds, or small tree branches are collected on the same day as trash pickup but must be separated from the trash debris.
All tree trimmings, branches, and palm fronds put out for regular solid waste collection but not cut and placed in a residential container or rollout cart shall be cut, tied, and neatly placed at the curb in bundles not exceeding four feet (4’) in length, fifty pounds (50 lbs.) in weight, and placed within five feet (5’) of the hard-topped road. Tree stumps and logs will only be collected on bulk pickup days, provided they are correctly cut and placed neatly at the curb.
Please contact Waste Management at 954.974.7500 for any questions or concerns regarding your garbage collection.
Bulk Trash Pick-Up Days & Instructions
Pickup for bulk trash is once per month and allows up to 15 cubic yards of bulk trash for each pickup date.
Bulk trash shall be placed curbside no more than 48 hours before the scheduled pickup for large lots (72 hours if the time frame includes a weekend).
If you live in a homeowners’ association, check with your property manager as there may be more strict guidelines to this and other details laid out here.
Bulk trash is defined as large items that generally exceed 50 pounds and are too large to fit in a typical rollout garbage receptacle. Examples of bulk trash items include white goods (domestic appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers), furniture, and large branches. Refrigerators and air conditioners must have all freon removed.
Bulk does not include any form of matter or debris resulting from land clearing, land development, or building demolition. Nor does it include automobiles or their components, boats, internal combustion engines, glass or mirrors, hazardous waste, or biomedical waste.
Bulk pickup shall not include tree stumps or mature trees unless reduced to a size and weight that can be managed by a grapple truck.
Bulk trash shall be placed curbside in a neat and orderly manner, with tree trunks, logs, and large limbs cut into sections not to exceed four feet. Lumber, metal poles, and similar items must also be cut into sections not to exceed four feet.
Do not set bulk trash close to a fire hydrant, mailbox, utility pole, cable box, car, or fence. It shouldn’t be placed within 10 feet of ditches, storm drains, swales/canals, or in a manner in which it could fall into ditches, storm drains, or swales/canals. It is expressly forbidden and a violation of the City code to set out the trash of any kind on property other than your own.
Bulk trash pickup can be suspended due to weather.
Refrigerator or Freezer Bulk Trash Disposal
If a resident has a refrigerator or freezer that they want to have picked up during bulk, they need first to have the Freon removed. A professional can provide that service and then “tag” the appliance so Waste Management can collect it.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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