Garbage & Recycling

Household garbage consists of all kitchen waste, other household waste, and small miscellaneous garbage.

Wednesday Special Pickups

Special pickups for large household items are on Wednesday of each week unless a holiday occurs during that week, with the exception of Thanksgiving week. It is necessary to call 321-221-7540 before Tuesday at noon each week to schedule a special pickup for Wednesday.

Qualifying Items for Special Pickups

Large items such as furniture, mattresses, appliances, large amounts of construction debris, treated wood, etc., are considered special pickup items. You must call prior to noon on Tuesday to be added to the Special Pickup List for these items to be picked up. These types of items will not be picked up with the regular household garbage. Refrigerator and freezer doors must be secured or removed and placed curbside. We cannot pick these items up from garages, carports, or backyards of the home.


Unauthorized dumping into commercial dumpsters is illegal; if caught, you can be fined $500 or placed in jail for 60 days. Simply call if you need a special pickup.

Wheeled Garbage Container

The wheeled garbage container, the “HOBO,” is to be used only for household garbage. Your HOBO must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day and removed from curb by 7:00 p.m. the same day.


Please help to maintain the life and cleanliness of your HOBO by sanitizing and rinsing it out frequently. If your HOBO should need repair, please call the Sanitation Division during hours of operation at 321-221-7540.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous waste is defined as any substance that is corrosive, reactive, flammable, or toxic. These chemicals pose a threat to people and our environment. When disposed improperly, they injure and/or pollute. Please call us at 321-221-7540 if you have any of the following materials to dispose of:
  • Hazardous / biohazardous wastes (chemicals, pool chemicals, etc.)
  • Paint
  • Propane
  • Tires
  • Used oils


The City of Rockledge established its City-Wide Recycling Program in 1991.
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Learn more about recycling the new recycling program, including materials accepted, bin requirements, and tips.