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Recycling Services

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Curbside Recycling

The unincorporated areas of Polk County receive yellow containers for curbside pickup one day each week. Place your recycling bin next to your garbage cart before 6 AM on your collection day.

The following items are accepted:

  • All Non-Food Contaminated Paper and Paperboard (junk mail, newspaper, cereal boxes, etc.) 
  • Plastic Containers #1-6 (water and soda bottles, milk and detergent jugs, butter and yogurt tubs, etc.) 
  • Steel and Aluminum Cans 
  • Clear and Colored Glass, but NO ceramic mugs, mirrors or window panes 
  • Flatten all cardboard into 3 x 3 pieces.

Need a Recycling Bin?

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

Recycling Drop-Off Centers

 A Recycling Drop Off Center is available at the North Central Landfill. 

Have a Question? 

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




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