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  • Recycling

  • How do I dispose of my Christmas tree if I live in a condominium or multi-family complex that has commercial service?

  • When can I set out my trash and recycle?

  • What are controlled substances?

  • Can I put household hazardous products into the trash or recycling carts?

  • Will recycling lower my garbage bill?

  • How do I set out my electronics, tires and vehicle batteries?

  • What is household hazardous product?

  • Is residential recycling mandatory in Collier County?

  • What do I do with cardboard boxes?

  • If I just moved into a newly constructed home, how do I get a trash and recycling cart(s) or additional recycling cart(s)?

  • What size recycling cart can I get?

  • What size trash cart can I get?

  • Which day is my recycling collected?

  • What is bulky item collection?

  • What items can I put into my residential curbside recycling (yellow top) container?

  • How should I prepare my recyclables for residential curbside collection?

  • How do I recycle if I live in a condominium or multi-family complex that has commercial service?

  • How do I recycle plastic grocery bags, egg cartons, and food trays?

  • What can I do with styrofoam packing peanuts?

  • Where can I take large amounts of cardboard for recycling?

  • How do I dispose of my Christmas tree if I have residential curbside service?

  • Who can use the Recycling Drop-off centers?

  • What items can be taken to a recycling drop-off center?

  • Where are the Recycling Drop-off centers located and when are they open?

  • What do I do if all my trash won't fit in my trash cart?

  • Is organic waste included in the ordinance as a recyclable material?

  • How should I prepare my trash for collection?

  • Where can I find additional information about recycling?

  • Where should I store my household hazardous products?

  • How do I get rid of my household hazardous products?

  • How do I get rid of unwanted residential pharmaceuticals and sharps?

  • How do I set out my yard waste?

  • If I move out of my home, what do I do with the trash or recycling carts?

  • Can I get a second recycling cart and how much will it cost?

  • Can I put household hazardous products into the trash or recycling carts?

  • Are there any days my trash or recycle carts will not be collected?

  • What do I do with my bulky items and appliances?

  • What do I do if all my trash won’t fit in my trash cart?