Brevard Commission Awards New Seven-Year Contract to Waste Management for Unincorporated Trash Pickup
By Space Coast Daily // September 16, 2020
New contract will increase residential garbage and recycling collection from $139.70 a year to $194.28
As part of its contract with the County, Waste Management faces fines for missed pickups on scheduled pickup days
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Following a competitive bid process, and opting to continue same-service twice-a-week solid waste collection, once-a-week recycling collection and once-a-week yard waste collection, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners awarded Waste Management a new seven-year contract.
The new contract will increase residential garbage and recycling collection from $139.70 a year to $194.28. The increase will be reflected as a separate charge on property tax bills beginning in November 2020.
As part of its contract with the County, Waste Management faces fines for missed pickups on scheduled pickup days. Information on how to file a complaint or to report a missed scheduled pickup is included below.
Unincorporated Curbside Residential Collection
Brevard County’s Unincorporated areas are provided curbside collection of garbage, recycling and yard by Waste Management.
Residents of Unincorporated Brevard County have three collections per week.
Garbage is collected twice per week. Occasionally you may have excess garbage that will not fit in your cart. In such cases, the waste must be bagged (no garbage cans) and set beside the cart so as not to interfere with the arms of the autoloader.
Recycling and Yard waste are collected one day each week.
Place garbage and recycle carts; yard waste and yard waste cans within 5 feet of the curb the night before your collection day or before 6 a.m. Residential collection begins at 6 a.m. and runs through 8 p.m.
Special Collection Solid Waste
Any type of solid waste not reasonably capable of being place in an automated collection cart or any item not reasonably capable of being reduced in size not exceeding four feet in length, 24 inches in diameter and 50 in weight.
Examples include: Household furnishings, appliances, electronics, bicycles and other bulk items and each household shall be entitled to set out up to four automobile tires with or without rims for collection per year.
Call Waste Management Customer Service at the numbers listed below for “special collection solid waste” or if you have questions concerning your service or collection days:
■ North Brevard: 321-636-6894
■ South Brevard: 321-723-4455
Holiday schedule for curbside collection of unincorporated areas
The collector shall not be required to furnish collection services on the following specified Holidays:
■ Memorial Day
■ Fourth of July
■ Veteran’s Day
■ Thanksgiving Day
■ Christmas Day
■ There will be no make-up days.
The Collector shall notify all customers whose normal collection day falls upon such holidays that no collection service will be provided on such day and the date of the next normal collection day at least ten days and not more than 30 days prior to said holiday.
The notice shall be in the form of an advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation published within the County and published on the Collector’s website.
Brevard County residents can use any Disposal Facility locations during normal operational hours.
To File a Complaint:
Solid Waste Collection must be completed by 8 p.m. on designated collection days. If your solid waste has not been collected by 8 p.m. and you want to file a complaint, visit: http://sites.brevardcounty.us/sct#/
Your request will be sent to the Brevard County Solid Waste Department and if you have questions please contact the Solid Waste Department at 321-633-2042.