Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can not fit all of my garbage in one cart?
The new garbage carts were designed to have enough capacity to meet your needs. All garbage must fit inside your cart, and the lid must close completely. Your cart will not be emptied if items are left on top of the cart. If you find you have more garbage than the cart can hold, please save any excess for the next collection day.
What if I need additional carts?
If you regularly find that your cart does not hold all your garbage, additional carts may be purchased for $ 75.00 each (includes delivery) directly from Republic Service at 954-583-1830.
Can I place garbage in bags next to my cart?
No, only items that are placed in the cart will be collected by the automated truck.
Can I put my regular trash and recyclables in one cart?
No, this cart is to be used for regular garbage only. Please continue to use your separate Recycling cart for your single stream recycling.
Can I put landscaping debris in my cart?
Yes, branches, limbs, grass clippings and other vegetative items must be placed in the garbage cart or put out with your scheduled weekly bulk pick-up. The lid of the cart must be closed completely in order for your garbage to be picked up. Your cart will not be emptied if items are left on top of the cart.
What items CAN NOT be put in my new cart?
Oil, paints, insecticides, chemicals, automobile parts, batteries, tires, medical waste including hypodermic needles and syringes and hazardous waste will not be collected. Read more about hazardous waste disposal here.
How do I replace a lost, damaged or stolen cart?
Please contact Republic Service at 954-583-1830.