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Bulk Waste

Bulk Waste collection is intended for those items that are too large to fit inside the garbage roll cart. Bulk waste items must be set out by the curb two items at a time. Drivers will only collect two items per service.

Guidelines for Bulk Waste collection:

Acceptable Bulk Waste examples:

  • Couches
  • Mattresses
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Appliances (“White goods”)

Once two items have been collected, residents may place two more items curbside. Bulk items do not require scheduling from the resident. Drivers will make note of bulk items curbside as they move along their routes. Bulk items will be collected within three business days of being reported or observed; however, if bulk items are placed at the curb in between services, you will need to schedule a pick up by calling the Waste and Recycling Customer Care team (863) 284-4319 or submitting an online request.

Removal of Non-Conforming Material or Non-Conforming Bulk Waste

If items placed curbside do not meet the bulk waste collection criteria, then please utilize the list of commercial haulers for the removal of  non-conforming materials or bulk waste. 

List of Local Commercial Haulers

Unacceptable Trash Items

Do not place the following materials/items in your garbage roll cart or at the curb. If any of these items are found in your cart or at the curb, they will be tagged with an instructional notice and not serviced. Call (863) 284-4319 for proper disposal information.

  • Trees or land clearing debris e.g., rocks or large tree remains, including trunks, stumps or root systems regardless of how small they have been cut. For more information, see guidelines for yard waste.
  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Tires
  • Automobile Parts
  • Engines
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Explosives, including propane cylinders
  • Biomedical Waste, including sharps/syringes used for medical purposes
  • Household Hazardous Wastes, such as:
    • Lead-Acid Batteries
    • Used Oil or Oil Filters
    • Any product labeled:
      • Toxic
      • Poison
      • Corrosive
      • Flammable
      • Irritant

Contact Us

Ana Wood
Director

Phone: (863) 284-4319
Toll Free: (800) 780-5346

PolkWasteWise@polk-county.net

Address:
10 Environmental Loop S. 
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Office Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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