Garbage Pick Up

Please see single family garbage collection map below for information on the pick up days for your area.  Garbage must be placed by the curb in the City issued garbage cart prior to 7:00 AM on your pick up day.  Please see Frequently Asked Questions below for more information on your waste collection.



Bulk Waste


Single Family
Residences:

Bulk trash is picked up on a WEEKLY basis on the day opposite of your scheduled recycling pick up day. For example, if your regular garbage is picked up on Monday and Thursday and your recycling day is Thursday, then your bulk collection will be Monday. 

Multi Family Residences (Apartments and Condos) see map below: 

Zone 1

Monday

Multi-Family Residences between Atlantic Blvd north to Coconut Creek Pkwy

Zone 2

Tuesday

Multi-Family Residences between Coconut Creek Parkway north to Sample Road

Zone 3

Wednesday

Multi-Family Residences between Sample Road north to the Sawgrass Expressway

Zone 4

Thursday

Multi-Family Residences between Sawgrass Expressway north to the City limit (County line)

 

Bulk Trash Guidelines

  • Bulk must be placed out before 7:00 AM on the assigned collection dates.
  • The collection does not apply to commercial or non-residential properties, which must provide their own bulk trash hauling.
  • Single-family residences must place their trash within five feet of their curb away from utility poles, fire hydrants, mailboxes, or any other obstructions. Items must be stacked neatly at the curb.
  • Multi-family residences are to place their trash at a location designated by their property manager.
  • The removal of hurricane debris will take precedence over bulk waste collection. During hurricane season, once a hurricane warning has been issued, bulk waste services will be suspended.
  • Bulk waste includes household items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, carpets, padding, fencing, and other bulky non-hazardous household items. It also includes yard waste such as tree trimmings, lumber and metal poles. Broken glass will not be collected unless it is placed in a dry, sturdy container, sealed, and labeled “glass”.
  • Loose material, such as leaves, must be contained in plastic bags or garbage cans. Do not place trash in cardboard boxes or paper bags as these containers tend to break open when wet
  • Lawn equipment drained of oil and gasoline will be accepted.
  • No special bundling of bulk waste is required.

What NOT To Do

  • Do not place at the curb more than 24 hours prior to collection day.
  • Unacceptable items will not be moved to collect acceptable items.
  • Bulk waste items set out for collection must not be placed next to a mailbox, fire hydrant, cable box, utility pole, fence, car, or any other obstruction.
  • Do not place items in front of a vacant lot—they will not be collected.
  • Do not stack under tree limbs or structures that may interfere with the collection truck lift arm.
  • Do not improperly prune or illegally remove your trees and palms in anticipation of bulk pick-up. This is considered a code violation and may result in fines and/or tree replacements. If you need information about how to properly prune, please contact the Landscaping division at 954-973-6756.
  • Items not acceptable for bulk pickup will be tagged by the hauler to inform resident why it was not acceptable. 

Bulk Waste Tips

  • Always consider child safety when leaving items out for collection
  • Plan your major yard work or garage cleanouts around bulk waste collection days. Broken glass will not be collected unless it is placed in a dry, sturdy container, sealed, and labeled “glass”.

Garbage Collection and Debris Cleanup After a Storm

  • Garbage collection will resume as soon as possible after a severe storm or hurricane.
  • To prevent the spread of disease, garbage collection will be given priority over debris cleanup.
  • It is imperative that garbage and waste be properly separated after a storm:
    • Household Garbage
    • Vegetative Debris
    • Construction & Demolition Materials (C&D)
    • White Goods (appliances)

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Single Stream Recycling


New

Business Recycling Program

 

The City of Coconut Creek has partnered with Sunshine Recycling Services to offer Single-Stream Recycling to City businesses at great rates using 95 gallon carts.  No sorting of materials.  All in one cart.  Save money by reducing your garbage service.

Cost:

  • 1st Cart                $ 15.00 / month
  • Additional Carts    $  4.99 / month

Participants Get:

  • Start Up Training
  • Window Decal
  • Mention on City Social Media

For more information, read more here  or call 1-800-390-9598.



Residential Single Stream Recycling

65 Gallon Recycling Cart

64-gallon Rollout Can


The 64 Gallon Rollout Cart

These carts can be filled with accepted recyclable materials only and not used for trash. When putting the cart out for collection, the lid should always be in the closed position to protect from rain or other contamination.

Proper Cart Placement

The cart should be placed within two feet (2’) of the edge of road. The front of the cart (side with bar) must be facing the road so that the mechanical arm of the truck can attach to the bar.

Improper Cart Placement

It is important that the carts be placed curbside properly. The driver will not exit the collection truck to make carts accessible for collection. To that end, if they are not placed correctly, they will not be collected.

Proper Cart Placement

Place these items in your single-stream cart:

  • Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, soft-covered books, file folders, soda cartons, and crushed boxes from items such as cereal, tissues, rice and pasta
  • Plastic containers such as bottles (without caps or lids) and milk, water, yogurt containers, detergent and shampoo containers (without caps or lids)
  • Glass food and beverage containers
  • Milk / juice cartons and drink boxes
  • Aluminum and steel food and beverage containers
  • Flattened Cardboard

Remember, before placing recyclables in your single-stream cart, make sure to:

  • Rinse containers
  • Remove newspapers from plastic delivery bags
  • Recycle plastic grocery bags at local supermarket - don't place in carts
  • Remove straws
  • Do not put garbage or food waste in with recyclables
  • Do not include containers used for bleach, oil, grease, household cleaners, medical waste, or microwave containers

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DO NOT place these items in your single-stream cart:

  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Plastic bags
  • Certain glass products including window or auto glass, light bulbs, mirrors, glass cookware or bakeware and ceramics
  • Paint and pesticides
  • Electronic waste and accessories
  • Medical waste and pharmaceuticals
  • Household garbage and waste such as gas cylinders, tanks, rocks, dirt, building debris, flammables, small appliances
  • Pizza boxes with food scrapes
  • Miscellaneous plastics (toys, cups, etc.)

Hazardous Waste and Electronics

NEW!

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Drop Off Events Scheduled

Coconut Creek is now offering a new program in conjunction with neighboring communities which will allow our residents to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics at drop off events in Coconut Creek and neighboring cities.

Upcoming Events are as scheduled, please call the City of Coconut Creek Public Works Department at 954-973-6780 if you need additional information. Drop off services are free to residents.  You must bring Coconut Creek proof of residency to the event in order to use the drop off services. 

City of Coconut Creek

4800 W. Copans Road  
Saturday, March 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City of Tamarac

6011 Nob Hill Road   
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City of Pompano Beach

1660 NE 10th Street (Community Park)
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City of Ft. Lauderdale

 301 N. Andrews Avenue
Saturday, August 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City of Coconut Creek

4800 W. Copans Road  
Saturday, September 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City of Pompano Beach

1660 NE 10th Street (Community Park)
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

City of Tamarac

6011 Nob Hill Road   
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

Acceptable Hazardous Waste

  • Paint, oil or latex
  • Paint thinner and stripper
  • Automobile Fluids (motor oil, engine coolant, etc..) 
  • Pesticides/Insecticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Pool chemicals
  • Flourescent tubes
  • Spot removers
  • Oven and drain cleaners
  • Furniture and metal polish
  • Items containing mercury
  • Batteries - rechargeable, automotive and marine
  • Propane tanks
  • Flares
  • Mercury Thermometers

UNACCEPTABLE Hazardous Waste

  • Biohazard/medical waste
  • Explosives
  • Tires
  • Waste generated from a business 

Acceptable Electronic Waste

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Terminals
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • Modems
  • Cell phones
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Televisions
  • Copy machines

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UNACCEPTABLE Electronic Waste  

  • Office furniture
  • Stereos or speakers
  • Musical instruments
  • DVD players or VCR's
  • Appliances
  • Microwave ovens
  • Electric handtools
  • Trash or debris

(These items can be placed out with your regular trash or bulk pick up)

Commercial businesses please contact Clean Harbors regarding hazardous and electronics waste removal services.

www.cleanharbors.com


Frequently Asked Questions 

Why did the city change to the automated carts?

Automated collection of garbage uses specialized vehicles and containers (also known as carts). The collection vehicle is equipped with a robotic arm that reaches out from the truck, grasps the cart, and lifts it to empty the contents into the truck. The arm then returns the cart to the curb and the truck moves on to the next home to repeat the process. This automated process allows for less staff to be needed for garbage collection, resulting in a reduction of cost for services by 33%, which in turn means a lower garbage collection bill for our residents.

Where and how should I place my cart when putting my garbage out for pick up?

Your cart should be placed curbside for collection by 7:00 AM on the morning of your scheduled pick up day. Your cart should be placed 3 feet from other carts or obstructions (such as parked cars, mailboxes, fire hydrants, utility poles, etc…). Please make sure your cart is placed with the arrows on the lid pointed toward the street and the handle facing away from the street.

What if I can not fit all of my garbage in one cart?

The new garbage carts were designed to have enough capacity to meet your needs. All garbage must fit inside your cart, and the lid must close completely. Your cart will not be emptied if items are left on top of the cart. If you find you have more garbage than the cart can hold, please save any excess for the next collection day.

What if I need additional carts?

If you regularly find that your cart does not hold all your garbage, additional carts may be purchased for $ 75.00 each (includes delivery) directly from All Service Refuse at 954-583-1830.

Can I place garbage in bags next to my cart

No, only items that are placed in the cart will be collected by the automated truck.

Can I put my regular trash and recyclables in one cart?

No, this cart is to be used for regular garbage only. Please continue to use your separate Recycling cart for your single stream recycling.

Can I put landscaping debris in my cart?

Yes, branches, limbs, grass clippings and other vegetative items must be placed in the garbage cart or put out with your scheduled weekly bulk pick-up. The lid of the cart must be closed completely in order for your garbage to be picked up. Your cart will not be emptied if items are left on top of the cart.

What items CAN NOT be put in my new cart?

Oil, paints, insecticides, chemicals, automobile parts, batteries, tires, medical waste including hypodermic needles and syringes and hazardous waste will not be collected. Read more about hazardous waste disposal here.

Can I just keep using my own garbage cans?

No, due to the use of a specialized vehicle with a robotic arm for pick-up only the specialized cart can be used. Non All Service containers, paper/plastic bags, cardboard boxes, recycling bins and oil drums cannot be used as garbage containers.

What do I do with my old garbage cans?

All Service will pick-up and dispose of any old unwanted garbage cans.

How do I replace a lost, damaged or stolen cart?

Please contact All Service Refuse at 954-583-1830. A replacement cart can be purchased for $75.00.

What should I do if I experience a missed pick up of my regular, recycling or bulk trash waste?

Please call All Service Refuse Customer Service at 954-583-1830.


Bulk Waste Collection Questions

What day will my bulk trash be picked up on?

Your bulk trash will be picked up on the day opposite of your scheduled recycling pick up day. For example, if your regular garbage is picked up on Monday and Thursday and your recycling day is Monday, then your bulk collection will be Thursday.

When can I place my bulk trash out for pick up?

Bulk items may be placed at the curb for collection no more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled collection day.

How should I place my bulk trash out?

Place all items for collection within 5 feet of the street by 7:00 am on the scheduled pick up day. Bulk items must be placed curbside in a neat and orderly manner. Do not place items for collection next to a mailbox, utility pole, and hydrant or close to a fence.

Do I need to put my bulk trash in a cart or bag?

No, bulk trash does not need to be placed in a cart or bag. Vegetative materials such as; tree limbs, branches, and palm fronds no longer need to be bundled.

Will my bulk trash be picked up by the same truck as my regular trash?

No, a separate grapple truck will come around to pick up your bulk waste.

Can I put out construction debris for bulk pick up?

Bulk waste must be generated by the customer at the residential unit where the bulk is collected. Construction material such as, roofing debris, tile, concrete, bricks, stones, etc… will not be collected unless for minor home remodeling.

What items CAN be put out for bulk pick up?

Bulk items include household goods such as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, appliances (white goods), carpet and padding. It also includes unbundled yard waste, such as; tree trimmings, branches and palm fronds.

What items CAN NOT be put out for bulk pick up?

Automotive body parts, engines, transmissions, batteries, tires, used oil, paint, chemicals and hazardous waste will not be collected.

What should I do if I experience a missed pick up of my regular, recycling or bulk trash waste?

Please call All Service Refuse Customer Service at 954-583-1830.


Single Stream Recycling Questions

Do I have to separate my recyclable materials?

No, under this program all accepted materials can be comingled together in the cart and no separation is necessary. 

Am I responsible for the cart?

Yes, you are responsible to maintain the cart in good condition. All Service Refuse will only repair or replace carts that are damaged as a result of their collection process or due to wear and tear over time. Residents should report any collection process damage immediately and directly to All Service Refuse. Residents may purchase a replacement cart directly from the City.

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Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns regarding your trash services please call:

City of Coconut Creek Public Works Department
954-973-6780
Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

All Service Refuse
954-583-1830
Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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