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Garbage, Trash and Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the City fill up the hole on the swale area that is left by trash removal operations?

Yes please create a service request or call (305) 460-5346 for more information. 

When may I place my recycling bin and garbage cans out on the edge of the street for collection?

The City of Coral Gables provides backyard/side yard collection service of garbage and recycling. Garbage cans and recycling bins cannot be placed at the edge of the street at any time. According to City Code, “Containers shall be kept at a point upon the premises of the owner or occupant immediately adjacent to either side of the residence, behind the front building elevation. Containers shall be screened from view from any street.” 

How do I dispose of used tires?

Do not dispose of used tires in your garbage can or on the swale. Please call (305) 460-5346 to schedule a pick-up of up to four tires. You can also take tires and other items to the Miami-Dade Home Collection Centers. 

How do I dispose of appliances and old furniture?

Appliance collection is provided by appointment. Do not place appliances out until you have contacted the Sanitation Division to schedule a pick up. There is a $50 fee for appliances.

Old furniture is collected with the Trash and Household Debris collection; special collection fees for furniture may apply. Furniture can be placed out after 6:00 PM

Does the City offer two free pickups of trash each year?

No, the City of Coral Gables provides weekly collection of up to one cubic yard (about the size of a dishwasher) of yard waste and household items. An excess waste removal fee of $10/cubic yard applies to larger trash piles in excess of one cubic yard.

Can I put cardboard boxes or other household items on my trash pile at anytime during the week?

Cardboard boxes must be disposed of with your recycling collection and should be flattened and placed on top of or next to your recycle bin. Visit the Recycling Webpage for additional information.

Household items may only be placed out after 6:00 PM the night before your scheduled trash collection day and should be placed separate from any yard waste.

What are the proper recycling procedures?

To view the City's recycling collection procedures, pick up schedule. and to see a list of items that can and cannot be recycled please visit the City's Recycling Webpage

Where can I dispose of other common household items?

You can visit Earth911 for a list of retailers that may accept other common household items.

What to do with your Household Hazardous Waste?

For household hazardous waste items (unbroken Compact Fluorescent light bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc.) residents are encouraged to take items the Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers at the following addresses:

  • West-Dade: 8831 NW 58th Street
  • South-Dade: 23707 SW 97th Ave

The hours of operations for both locations are Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm. 

Please note: The City recommends calling before going to ensure the collection centers are open and are currently accepting hazardous waste. The main number to the Miami-Dade Solid Waste Department is 305-514-6666

Additional Resources

What to Do with Other Common Household Items

Electronics Light Bulbs
Coral Gables holds electronic recycling collection events throughout the year to collect e-waste (Laptops, CPU's TV, etc.) Please visit the electronic recycling page for dates of upcoming events Unbroken Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs are accepted at local stores such as Lowes and at the Miami-Dade Home chemical collection centers. Please check with your local store before visiting. 
Prescription Drugs Food Waste
Individuals can drop off their expired or unwanted prescription drugs at the Coral Gables Public Safety Building at 2801 Salzedo Street. Pharmaceuticals collected will be incinerated for safe destruction. Research Closed System Methods of Backyard Composting
Batteries Construction Debris
Laptop, Cellphone, Button and Rechargeable Batteries are accepted at local stores such as Best Buy, and at the Miami-Dade Home chemical collection centers . Please visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's website for a list of places to drop off construction debris

You can also visit Earth911 for a list of retailers that may accept other common household items.