Residential Garbage

Garbage collection is mandatory within the City of Pensacola. More than 21,000 customers use the city-owned, wheeled containers that are placed curbside for collection. An operator, using an automated collection truck, makes twice-weekly collections of garbage containers placed at the curbside. Customers are charged a monthly fee for this service.

Helpful Hints to Keep Pensacola Clean

Garbage placed in the black city-owned containers is collected twice a week. By following the helpful hints listed below you can help us keep Pensacola clean.

  • Please drain garbage and household waste before placing it in the city-owned container. Also bagging raw garbage will keep cans cleaner and prevent insect problems.
  • On collection day, place your wheeled container within two feet of the curb with the opening facing the street. Do not place the container in the street. Please make sure the container is clear of mail boxes, utility poles, parked vehicles, low-hanging wires, or tree limbs. The minimum clearance needed on all sides of the container for pick up is 5 feet. In the event your container was not able to be safely picked up due to lack of this clearance, we will document the occurrence and work with each resident to avoid a similar situation in the future. 
  • To maintain the appearance of your neighborhood, place the container out for collection no later than 6 a.m. on your collection days and remove it from curbside no later than 6 a.m. the day after collection.
  • Only containers provided by the city are acceptable for service.

Thank you for helping us to make your home, neighborhood, and city a cleaner and better place to live. 

For additional information, please contact us at 850-435-1890.