Garbage Collection Service

Trash Truck
The City of Boca Raton has an automated garbage collection operation and has distributed containers to over 18,000 homes.

When you move in your house, the city will initially provide each curbside residential unit with a curbside collection garbage container.  The city has two sizes, a 65 or 95 gallon container.  View containers.


The City will provide each curbside resident with one city issued container at no cost. However, if a resident desires an additional container, there will be a onetime charge of $46 for the 65 gallon container or $50 for the 95 gallon container. There will also be an additional fee of $5.28 per month, which will be included on your water bill. 

Solid Waste Collection Fee Schedule

Garbage/Trash Collection Rules

Each resident is to place their bagged garbage in the container. On the day of collection, each resident will roll the container to the edge of the driveway or swale area no later than 7 a.m., placing at least 5 feet away from other containers or obstacles. The garbage truck, equipped with a mechanical arm, will lift and empty your container.  Your household garbage will not be collected if it is not in a city-issued can.

After collection, each resident is to roll the container back to the garage or other storage place until the next scheduled collection day.
Containers are the property of the City of Boca Raton. Each container is numbered and assigned to a specific address. Residents are not permitted to switch containers with neighbors, or remove the container from its designated address. If you move, the container must stay at the current address.
Numbered Garbage Containers

Service Inquiries

For service­ inquiries, call the Sanitation Dispatcher at 561-416-3367­.

If possible, your questions and/or concerns will be investigated­ and corrected that same day provided they are called in prior to 2 p.m. For frequently asked questions, please visit the frequently asked questions page.