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Providing clean, efficient, economical and environmentally sound management of solid waste resources in Alachua County.



Help conserve natural resources and reduce waste by recycling with Big Orange and Big Blue!

For more information on recycling in Alachua County, click Here.

Tools for Schools

Tools For Schools is a reusable resource center providing new and gently used educational supplies to Alachua County Public School teachers at no cost.

For more information about the Tools for Schools Program, click Here.

Waste Alternatives

The Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives helps students, residents and business people of Alachua County to understand the need to reTHINK, reduce, reuse and recycle. Waste Alternatives provides FREE school and community presentations, compost bins, business waste audits and event recycling support.

For more information about Waste Alternatives click Here.

Program Update

Sustainable Solid Waste Management During the next 10 years, solid waste management in Alachua County will change significantly. Alachua County has taken steps to shape the future of solid waste by adopting a 75% recycling goal in the Comprehensive Plan.

To view reports or learn more about the plan click Here.

Leveda Brown Environmental Park

This environmental park houses Alachua County's transfer station, Hazardous Waste Collection Center and SP Recycling. Residents and businesses can drop off recycling, yard waste and general household waste.

For more information about fees, hours, accepted items and how to get free mulch click Here.

Waste Engineering

The Office of Engineering & Compliance monitors and maintains all closed landfills in compliance with federal and state regulations while researching and implementing innovative ways to manage solid waste.

For more information about Waste Engineering, click Here.

Waste Collection

The Alachua County Office of Waste Collection provides Alachua County residents with curbside pickup for solid waste, recycling and yard waste. Waste Collection also provides the five Rural Collection Centers, regional facilities for the collection of recycling, solid waste, yard trash, bulk items and household hazardous waste.

For more information, Call 352-338-3233 or click Here.

Alachua County Public Works
Waste Management Division
5620 NW 120th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32653
Sally Palmi
Assistant Public Works/Waste Management Director
Waste Management
(352) 374-5245 ext. 1282

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