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Hansen Scheduled Maintenance Downtime Wed.,  4/23 From 5pm - 9pm
  • Historic Courthouse - Bartow
  • Airboat Rides - Lake Wales
  • Highlands Reserve Golf Course - Davenport
  • Mulberry
  • Davidson Citrus Candy Factory - Dundee
  • Fantasy of Flight - Polk City
  • Fort Meade
  • Eagle Lake
  • Lake Morton - Lakeland
  • LEGOLAND Florida - Winter Haven
  • Eaglebrooke Golf Course - Lakeland
  • Southern Dunes Golf Course - Haines City
  • City Hall - Auburndale
  • Kissimmee State Park - Lake Wales
  • Lake Alfred
  • City Hall - Frostproof
  • Bok Tower Gardens - Lake Wales
  • Hillcrest Heights
  • Highland Park
  • Lake Hamilton

Recycling Services

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Curbside Recycling

The unincorporated areas of Polk County receive yellow containers for curbside pickup one day each week. The following items are accepted in the yellow recycling bins:

  • All color glass bottles and jars. (No Ceramic dishware, window pane, mirrors or car windows)
  • All paper and paperboard products (newspapers, junk mail, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes, shoe boxes etc.)  Make sure large boxes have been cut or folded into a 3' x 3' size
  • Plastic containers/bottles #1-6 within your home.  (Milk jugs, detergent  water and soda bottles, butter tubs, yogurt cups, frozen meal trays) No wax cartons.
  • All metal - aluminum or steel (tin) containers.  (No metal pipes)

Lids and labels can stay on the containers


Need a Recycling Bin?

Please call Polk County Waste & Recycling Division at (863) 284-4319 or Republic Services at (863) 665-1489 or request a recycling bin online using the online form.

Recycling Drop-Off Centers

All centers take recyclable items at free of charge. All recyclables other than paper should be rinsed and drained. All recycling centers collect the following items:

  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Non-Food Contaminated Paper & Paperboard
  • Plastic Containers #1-6


Lakeland - Call 863-834-8773 for possible locations

Winter Haven - Call 863-291-5757 for possible locations

 North Central Landfill
10 Environmental Loop
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Have a Question? 

Please call Polk County Waste & Recycling Division, Recycling Services at (863) 284-4319 or Republic Services at (863) 665-1489.




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