Resident Collection Guidelines

Resident Collection Guidelines


  • Containers must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Your container must be removed from the swale within 12 hours of collection.
  • All garbage must be in the City issued container. Overflow items, or items in non-City containers, will not be collected.
  • All garbage must be bagged and tied prior to placing it in the container.
  • The city issued container must be placed on edge of curb with the bar on the front facing the street. Containers that are inaccessible with the automated arm will not be collected.
  • Do not overload the container.
  • Never place hazardous materials in the container.
  • Do not place the container(s) under wires or tree branches.
  • Place any containers at least 5 feet away from other containers, trees, mailboxes, utility poles, parked cars, recycle bins, or any other obstacle.
  • Recycling / Vegetation / Bulk material must be placed at least 5 feet away from the container on your regular scheduled recycling / vegetation / bulk pick-up day.
  • Containers are the property of the City of Boca Raton. If the container becomes damaged, lost or stolen call 561-416-3367 for replacement.
  • The City will not collect bulk items that are not separated from vegetation and will not collect unacceptable materials at any time.
  • The City is not responsible for clean up due to improper disposal of liquids, such as paint or oil.