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Poinciana Florida Guide

Poinciana Trash Service - Osceola Side

Residents in Poinciana, FL on the Osceola County side receive trash collection service twice a week (either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday.)  Please contact the service provider in your area for specific days of collection.  If you are not sure who services your areas, please contact the Service Coordinator at the Osceola County Solid Waste Office at 407-962-1107.

Guidelines for household garbage collection are as follows:

  • Please place garbage curbside (within 3 feet of the curb)  by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
  • Garbage must be placed in containers no larger than 45 gallons with two handles and a closed tight lid (detachable) so as to prevent water or animals from getting into them.
  • Garbage containers must not weigh more than 50 lbs when full.

Yard Waste Collection
Collection for yard waste is scheduled once per week on Wednesday.  This includes grass clippings, leaves, tree branches, palm fronds etc.

Guidelines for yard waste collection are as follows:

  • Please place yard waste curbside (within 3 feet of the curb) no earlier than 6:30 the night before and no later than 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. 
  • Branches must not exceed 4 ft in length, 4 inches in diameter and must be tied into bundles not exceeding 50 lbs in weight.
  • Yard waste must be bagged, containerized or bundled, not exceeding 50 lbs each in weight.
  • Yard waste limit is 10 bags/cans/bundles per Wednesday.

White Goods
Appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc...can be collected at the curb at no additional charge.  Please contact your service provider in advance to arrange a collection day for such items.

Appliances must be freon-free prior to pick up for disposal.

Bulk Items
Bulk items include items such as furniture, mattresses, etc.  Collection of these items are picked up at your curb with prior arrangements made with your service provider. Please contact your service provider in advance and schedule a collection date for these items.  If you are not sure who your provider is, please contact the Osceola County Solid Waste Office at 407-962-1107.  Free collection of these materials are limited to 3 cubic yards.  Additional volume may be subject to an additional charge.  Arrangements for payment of collection of large volume of bulks should be made with your provider directly.

Construction & Demolition Materials
(lumber, bricks, glass, concrete etc.)

Removal, transport and disposal of “building and clearing waste” is not a service provided by Osceola County. Removal and disposal of these materials is the responsibility of the owner, occupant, operator or contractor performing such work.

Please call the Solid Waste Office for more information.

Solid Waste Holiday Schedule
Holidays may cause a change in your collection schedule.  If your garbage is scheduled for collection on any of the following holidays, your collection will resume on your next scheduled day. Please note that the following three holidays are the only days that garbage collection is interrupted:

New Years Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
For information on other holidays observed by Solid Waste, please call (407)962-1103.


Poinciana Trash Service - Polk Side

Polk County Solid Waste provides scheduled residential waste collection for citizens living in unincorporated areas of the county, including Poinciana, FL. All households receive two garbage and one yard waste collection each week. One weekly recycling pick-up is conducted in the more densely populated areas of the county. All residents residing in unincorporated areas are assessed for this service. The county contracts with a private company for waste collection services. For additional information, you may contact Florida Refuse (863) 665-1489 or Solid Waste Administration for assistance (863) 284-4319. 

Below is a list of items that your hauler will and will not accept for hauling and disposal:

Waste generated from the preparation and handling of food and all paper materials and product packaging Garbage should be properly bagged or placed in water-tight containers with individual units not exceeding 50 pounds in weight. Containers should not exceed 45-gallon capacity.

Yard Waste
Lawn cuttings, tree trimmings, leaves and other green waste. Yard waste should be reduced to a manageable size with limbs neatly stacked in bundles. Place grass clippings, leaves or yard debris in bags or garbage cans. 

Large or Bulky Items
Refrigerators, stoves, carpet and furniture. Large or bulky will be picked-up from curbside at no charge within 72 hours of notification to Florida Refuse (863) 665-1489.

Unacceptable Items
Waste from tree removal, land clearing or construction. Cars, boats, tires, automobile parts, engines, asbestos, radioactive materials, explosives, biomedical or hazardous wastes.  These items will not be picked-up by your hauler. For more information regarding the proper disposal of these items please call the Solid Waste Division (863) 284-4319. 

Collection Schedule

 The Northern half of the County primarily receives garbage collection on Monday and Thursday with yard waste on Wednesday. All loads should be placed curb-side before 6:00AM and containers removed within 72 hours.

The Southern half of the County primarily receives garbage collection on Tuesday and Friday with yard waste on Wednesday. All loads should be placed curb-side before 6:00AM and containers removed within 72 hours.

Residential waste collection normally occurs between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. There is no residential waste collection on weekends.

Holiday Schedule

There will be no residential collection service on the following holidays:

2006-2007 Holiday Hours Schedule

If regular collection service falls on one of the above holidays, your garbage, yard trash or recyclables will be picked up on your next scheduled collection day. Example: If your collection days are Monday and Thursday, and the holiday falls on that Thursday (example: Thanksgiving), your trash will be picked up the following Monday.

Assessments and Exemptions

Polk County assesses fees to citizens in unincorporated areas of the County for waste collection. These fees are itemized on the Trim Notice you receive in the mail.

The Solid Waste fees per household are as follows:

Service Total Cost
Collection $125.41
Disposal $49.09
Totals $174.50

Commercial Classification

Owners of residential properties may apply for commercial classification based on the following criteria:

1. An apartment complex with less than ten units in the same building or two or more contiguously located single-family dwelling units, owned by the same person.

2. Residential property where such extraordinary circumstances exist that it would be manifestly unfair to require such residential property to utilize residential collection service.

3. Residential property contiguous to commercial property owned by the same person. A contract for commercial collection service is required.

Residential property owners may file an application for commercial classification rate before July 1 of each year for the upcoming fiscal year.

For further information please contact Polk County Solid Waste.

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