Garbage & Recycling
Household garbage consists of all kitchen waste, other household waste, and small miscellaneous garbage.
Wednesday Special Pickups
Special pickups for large household items are on Wednesday of each week, unless a holiday occurs during that week, with the exception of Thanksgiving week when there are no special pickups. It is necessary to call 321-221-7540, Opt. 3, before Tuesday at noon each week to schedule a special pickup for Wednesday. Additional charges will apply.
Qualifying Items for Special Pickups
Large items, such as furniture, electronics, appliances, large amounts of construction debris, and so forth, are considered to be special-pickup items and will not be picked up with your regular household garbage. All items must be placed curbside – they cannot be retrieved from garages, carports, or backyards. Any refrigerator and freezer doors must be secured or removed. Additional charges, which are determined by the City, will be presented to the resident requesting the special pickup and will be required in advance of the service. If you have questions, or would like to arrange for a special pickup, please call the Sanitation Office at 321-221-7540, Opt. 3. You must call prior to noon on Tuesday in order to be added to the Special Pickup List.
Unauthorized dumping into commercial dumpsters is illegal; if caught, you can be fined $500 or placed in jail for 60 days. Simply call if you need a special pickup.
Wheeled Garbage Container
The wheeled garbage container, the “HOBO,” is to be used only for household garbage. Your HOBO must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day and removed from curb by 7:00 p.m. the same day.
Please help to maintain the life and cleanliness of your HOBO by sanitizing and rinsing it out frequently. If your HOBO should need repair, please call the Sanitation Division during hours of operation at 321-221-7540.
Hazardous waste is defined as any substance that is corrosive, reactive, flammable, or toxic. These chemicals pose a threat to people and our environment. When disposed improperly, they injure and/or pollute. Please call us at 321-221-7540 if you have any of the following materials to dispose of:
- Hazardous / biohazardous wastes (chemicals, pool chemicals, etc.)
- Used oils
The City of Rockledge established its City-Wide Recycling Program in 1991.
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