The City’s contracted waste hauler does not provide bulk waste pickup.
The City of Lakeland purchased a knuckle boom loader (boom truck) to provide bulk waste pickup for its residents available once weekly. The bulk waste pickup schedule mimics the regular trash pickup days for each street. If you're unsure of your pick up day, you can search your address here or view the map here.
Trees/Construction Debris: 0 to 10 cubic yards FREE Over 10 cubic yards $5/cubic yard
Appliances: $25/each **appliances are required to be certified decommissioned before pick up**
When the city experiences inclement weather, bulk waste collections may be delayed. As soon as the weather permits, the Public Works Department will dispatch drivers to pick up missed bulk waste and resume the regular schedule.
During instances of extreme weather, the Public Works Department will utilize their on-call services which may include working with other vendors to assist in the removal of storm and other debris.
The bulk waste collection observed holidays are as followed: New Years Day MLK Day Good Friday Memorial Day Juneteenth July 4th Labor Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Day after Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day
If your bulk waste collection day falls on a holiday, the pickup will be skipped for the week and will resume as normal the next week.
Bulk items should be placed in front of the residence separate from standard household waste collection receptacles and away from any obstructions including mailboxes, fire hydrants, utility poles, trees, etc.
Items should NOT be placed in the gutter or over any type of stormwater inlet.
Please ensure yard waste and household waste are in two separate piles. Failure to comply may result in cancellation of pickup.
Trees and limbs should be no larger than 8 feet long and 24 inches in diameter. Limbs must be in neatly stacked piles. *Limbs MUST be in a pile by themselves - no lumber, no landscaping timbers*
Contractor-related tree cutting/construction debris should be removed and disposed of by the contractor, privately. The City of Lakeland will not collect waste generated from a contracted service.
Appliances containing refrigerants should be decommissioned prior to collection. The City will not collect dirt, shingles, large amounts of concrete/brick, or hazardous materials (gasoline, paints, solvents, cleaners, pesticides, chlorine, batteries, e-waste, etc.). Hazardous waste may be disposed of at the Shelby County Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 6305 Haley Road (Phone: 901-222-7729).