Rural Collection Centers


Construction & demolition debris will no longer be accepted at the Environmental Park and Rural Collection Centers.  More information.

The five Rural Collection Centers are rural, regional facilities for the collection of recycling, solid waste, yard trash, bulk items and household hazardous waste. These facilities are for residential use. The centers are staffed by Waste Collection employees during all operating hours.

Commercial entities are not allowed to use these centers.

Collection Centers' Locations

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Alachua / High Springs - (386) 454-2563; 16929 NW US Hwy 441
Midway between Alachua and High Springs on U.S. 441

North Central - (352) 334-3875; 10714 North State Rd. 121
2 miles north of FL Highway Patrol Station on St. Rd. 121 (Lake Butler Road)

Fairbanks - (352) 334-3873; 9920 NE Waldo Rd.
6 miles north of Gainesville on State Road 24 (Waldo Road)

Phifer - (352) 334-3874; 11700 SE Hawthorne Rd.
6 miles east of Gainesville on State Road 20 (Hawthorne Road)

Archer - (352) 495-3257; 19401 SW Archer Rd.
2 miles west of Archer on State Road 24

Operating Days

  • Monday - Tuesday:
    7:30am - 5:30pm

  • Wednesday - Thursday:

  • Friday - Saturday:
    7:30am - 5:30pm

  • Sunday:

The Rural Collection Centers will be closed on the following holidays:

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (observed), Memorial Day, Labor Day and the Fourth of July