Skip to Content Skip to Main Menu Skip to Global Menu
Colclough Lake Colclough Lake
Home Citizen Services Residents Businesses Visitors Emergency Services County Offices
You are here: Home > County Offices > Public Works > Waste Management > Waste Collection > Rural Collection Centers

NOTICE : 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 waste is not accepted at the Rural Collection Centers.

Operating Days Hours
Monday - Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday - Thursday    CLOSED
Friday - Saturday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday    CLOSED

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

Collection Centers' Locations

Viewable/printable map

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 NE 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

This website is a public service. Please read the Legal Disclaimer. Website designed and engineered by Alachua County ITS.Applications Division Version 2010 (v1.0)

Under Florida law (Statute 119.011), all information, including e-mail, written letters, documents and phone messages, sent to the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is subject to Public Records law. This includes the sender's e-mail address, home address or phone number if shown in the message, the content of the message and any associated attachments to the mail. Also please be aware that electronic correspondence (e-mail) is made available on the Commission's public archive site immediately upon being sent. Instead, contact Alachua County Offices by phone or in writing.