Solid Waste & Resource Recovery

Calendar of Events​
  • Residential Recycling & Garbage
    Residential Recycling & Garbage
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  • Commercial Recycling & Garbage
    Commercial Recycling & Garbage
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  • Leveda Brown Environmental Park
    Leveda Brown Environmental Park
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  • Outreach & Education
    Outreach & Education
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  • March
    • Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Spring Garden Festival - 03/23/2019
      March 23 (9am - 5pm) & 24 (9am - 5pm), 2019 This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. Parking is free and off-site parking areas (Celebration Pointe & Bass Pro) are serviced by shuttle buses. Please no pets at this event. Sponsors of the show include: Celebration Pointe, Bass Pro, Visit Gainesville, Gainesville Sun, Dominos Pizza and Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives.
    • The Great American Cleanup - 03/30/2019
      The 2018-2019 Great American Cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. Volunteers for the 2018-2019 Great American Cleanup are encouraged to pickup their supplies and assignments before the date of their event. Whether you and/or your group will be painting, planting or picking up trash and recyclables on Saturday, March 30th, or another date, we can set you up with litter grabbers, safety vests, trash or recycling bags, gloves and a first aid kit BEFORE your event. This will allow you to get started right away and make the most of your event. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please register on our Event Registration tab. After the event, supplies can be returned on the following Monday or Tuesday. Be sure to turn in your supplies and VOLUNTEER SUMMARY SHEET to our office. We will also have a drawing for those participants that capture the day through photographs. Each photograph entered on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram equals a chance to win a prize. You can get some ideas from our photo gallery. KACB tags and addresses are: Twitter @keepacbeautiful Facebook: Keep Alachua County Beautiful Instagram: keepalachuacountybeautiful
  • April
    • Santa Fe College Party for the Planet - 04/13/2019
      The zoo is having a Party for the Planet and you are invited! In honor of Earth Day, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is hosting Party for the Planet: Spring into Action and you’re all invited! This event is perfect for the whole family. We welcome you and your kids to explore the zoo and participate in fun activities such as crafts, face painting, training demonstrations, keeper talks, animal encounters, and more! We will also be joined by local conservation organizations in front of the zoo and delicious food trucks. Visit with the animals, chat with the zookeepers, and learn about fun ways we can all enjoy and conserve nature. Make sure to stop and meet some of our animal ambassadors and chat with our zookeepers. Don’t miss out on the wildest party of the year! Date Saturday, April 13, 2019 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Party for Planet Cost $6 for adults $5 for children (ages 4-12), Active Military and Veterans, Seniors (60+), and UF staff and students with ID Free for children 3 and under, Zoo Members, and Santa Fe College students or staff members with ID Where Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, Florida For more information call 352-395-5601
    • Tree Fest 2019 - 04/27/2019
      Date/Time 04/27/2019 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Location Swamp Head Brewery Event Information We would like you to help us plant some trees. Solar Impact, Inc. and Swamp Head Brewery have teamed up again for the 5th Tree Fest, an annual event hosted at Swamp Head brewery around Earth Day and Arbor Day each year. Tree Fest celebrates the environment by raising money to plant trees with the Alachua Conservation Trust in an event that features food trucks, family-friendly activities, live music, and of course, Swamp Head beer. 5 trees will be planted for every beer purchased during Tree Fest, 20 trees for every Tree Fest T-Shirt bought, and all sponsor donations will increase our tree planting. The trees are one-year-old longleaf pines and will be planted by the Alachua Conservation Trust at the Little Orange Creek Preserve in Hawthorne, Florida. 2015 | 20,543 trees planted 2016 | 52,970 trees planted 2017 | 83,565 trees planted 2018 | 79,246 trees planted 2019 | Can’t wait to find out! We are grateful for the many people and companies that are coming together to sponsor and participate in this event. Attendance is free!


  • Solid Waste & Resource Recovery
  • 5620 NW 120th Lane
  • Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Phone: 352-374-5213
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
  • Patrick Irby
  • Acting Director of Solid Waste & Resource Recovery
  • Phone: 352-374-5245
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

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