City of Jacksonville

How you can help
  • Know your disposal days for trash, yard waste and recycling.
  • Keep your yard maintained with grass no higher than 15 inches. Knee high is too high.
  • Report litter, illegal dumping or overgrown grass online at or by calling 630-CITY (630-2489).

Yard Maintenance
Household Hazardous Waste
Mowing the grass

Yard Maintenance

Remember, knee high is too high when keeping your yard maintained. Your grass should be no higher than 15 inches over most of your property. 

Report properties with grass taller than 15 inches online at or by calling 630-CITY (630-2489).


RecyclingCitizens can recycle all of these items curbside in their yellow-lid recycle cart:

  • Plastics numbered 1-3, 5 or 7, detergent bottles, cleaning solution bottles, and
    plastic food and beverage containers. Labels do not need to be removed.
  • Green, brown or clear glass bottles and jars. Please place tops/lids in garbage; labels do not need to be removed.
  • Newspapers, sale inserts, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, and telephone books.
  • Paper of all kinds including junk mail, craft paper, gift wrapping paper, pamphlets, brochures or paper bags.
  • Corrugated cardboard. Boxes are to be flattened and cut in pieces 2' by 3' or smaller.
  • Metal and aluminum cans, steel food containers and baking tins.
  • Paperboard cartons and boxes. This includes cereal, cracker, cookie, milk, juice, soup and  all other cartons or boxes, paper towel/bath tissue cores.
More on curbside recycling 


City employees collecting garbage from a residenceHelp reduce litter and keep our neighborhoods clean by properly disposing or your garbage and waste. Know your disposal days! You can find out the collection days for your trash, recycling and yard waste by visiting the MyJax online customer service website at and signing up for a free account. You'll be able to check the status of service requests and easily find information about your disposal days and evacuation zone.

For residents living in areas with the automated garbage collection system, a collection for bulky items that do not fit in the provided 65-gallon or 96-gallon containers will need to be scheduled. 

Schedule a bulk waste or appliance collection online.

Except in the automated garbage collection service areas, there is no limit to amount of garbage residents can set out on regular garbage collection day. Haulers are required to pick-up waste, or tag waste that is non-compliant. There is no need to make an advanced notification that there are bulky or non-standard size, or non-standard weight items to be set out for collection. 

Visit the Solid Waste Frequently Asked Questions page for more information

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste collection eventDuval County residents are encouraged to drop off their household hazardous waste and e-waste at  mobile collection events in order to prevent otherwise recyclable and/or hazardous materials from ending up in the landfill. The mobile collection events are scheduled nine times a year, from November to June, at various locations throughout the city. Residents can also drop off their household hazardous waste and e-waste year-round at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 2675 Commonwealth Ave, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

Examples of e-waste

Televisions (limit three per customer), computer monitors and terminals, keyboards, printers, scanners, stereo equipment, VCRs, camcorders, DVDs, radios, desk or mobile phones, pagers, power tools, small kitchen and health and beauty appliances, etc. E-waste is collected as part of the normal garbage collection service if placed inside cart for curbside collection; however, once these items enter the waste stream with normal garbage they cannot be recycled and are disposed of in the landfill.

Examples of household hazardous waste

Paint (limit 25 gallons per customer), varnish, shellac, paint thinners and strippers, household and car batteries, thermometers, thermostats, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, antifreeze, aerosol cans, fertilizer, pesticides, acids, gun powder, ammunition, fireworks, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, oil and oil filters, gasoline, etc. Household hazardous waste cannot be collected curbside with regular trash. 

More information on Household Hazardous Waste.
Schedule a tire collection online.