By Sharon Aron Baron
The following garbage, recycling, bulk, and household hazardous waste information is from the City of Parkland.
In accordance with Chapter 7 and Appendix A of the city’s Code of Ordinances, the City of Parkland requires that residential and commercial property owners utilize Waste Management to collect garbage. Please get in touch with Waste Management at 954.974.7500 for any questions or concerns regarding your garbage collection. Garbage pick-up occurs twice a week on designated collection days, and garbage may be placed curbside not more than 12 hours before the scheduled collection. All trash must be in a covered container (not to exceed 32 gallons in size) or an appropriately 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 neat and orderly. Special and hazardous wastes, including, but not limited to, construction materials, paints, automobile parts, electronics, and household cleaners, are excluded and will not be collected (see below for information on household hazardous waste disposal).
The City of Parkland requires that residential property owners recycle and utilize Waste Management to collect recyclable materials. Waste Management will provide each residential customer with one – 64-gallon roll-out cart (white with green lid), which is to be used for all accepted recyclable materials. Pick-up 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 with the exception of Christmas Day. If your regularly scheduled trash and/or recycling collection day coincides with Christmas Day, it will be collected on the next regularly scheduled pick-up 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 pick-up 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 roll-out 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 pick-up days, provided they are correctly cut and placed neatly at the curb.
Bulk Trash Pick-Up Days & Instructions
The City of Parkland (City) contracts with Waste Management for all garbage and bulk trash pick-up. Pick-up for bulk trash is once per month (12 times per year) and allows up to 15 cubic yards of bulk trash for each pick-up date. Bulk trash shall be placed curbside no more than 48 hours before the scheduled pick-up for large lots (72 hours if the time frame includes a weekend). If you live in a homeowners’ association, check with your property management as more strict guidelines and other details may be laid out here.
Bulk trash is defined as large items that normally exceed 50 pounds and are too large to fit in a typical roll-out garbage receptacle. Examples of bulk trash items include white goods (domestic appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers), furniture, and large branches. Refrigerators and air conditioners must have all freon removed. Bulk does not include any 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.
According to the City code, bulk pick-up 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 neat and orderly 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.
Bulk trash should not be set out for collection close to a fire hydrant, mailbox, utility pole, cable box, car, or fence. Nor should it 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 City code to set out trash of any kind on property other than your own.
Bulk trash pick-up can be suspended due to weather.
Bulk drop-off is no longer available.
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 to first have the Freon removed. A professional can provide that service and then “tag” the appliance so Waste Management can collect it.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Effective November 1, 2021, the City of Parkland participates in Broward County’s Household Hazardous Waste program. The Broward County Residential Drop-off Centers accept Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics ONLY on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where and when can I drop off household hazardous waste?
Broward County Residential Drop-Off Centers:
North Drop-Off Center
2780 N. Powerline Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Saturdays only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Central Drop-Off Center
5490 Reese Road
Davie, FL 33313
Saturdays only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
South Drop-Off Center
5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
West Park, FL 33023
Saturdays only, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Residents must follow CDC guidelines for social distancing when entering the drop-off centers. Please remain in your car and allow Broward County to provide no-contact service. Proof of residency is required (photo ID and a document that shows your official address, such as a tax bill, TRIM notice, voter registration, utility bill, or other official government-issued document). For more information, please visit Broward County Household Hazardous Waste.
Containers may not exceed five gallons; limit 25 gallons per visit. The following electronics that are accepted include answering machines, computer cables, cell phones, computers (including laptops), copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, flash and hard drives, keyboards/mice, monitors, pagers, print cartridges, printers, radios, routers, satellite/cable boxes, scanners, speakers/stereos, telephones, televisions, and wires.
What items are NOT accepted?
Business-and government-generated waste, explosives, biohazardous waste, appliances, and microwave ovens.
Visit Broward County’s Household Hazardous Waste page for disposal guidelines for other items, including chemical disposal for businesses and government agencies, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), medication disposal, sharps (needle) disposal, rechargeable batteries, and regular household batteries.
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