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Need some help figuring out when your Bulk Trash Pick Up day is? Make it easy on yourself and be sure to check out our new interactive map! Zoom in to see what zone you are in, or type in your address, either way, you'll know your day! (Here's a hint when typing in your address: be sure to follow up your home address with North Miami Beach!)
Garbage consists of all normal household waste. Trash includes large household debris items. Please visit the Solid Waste page for additional information.
Garbage must be bagged and consists of all normal household waste. Contents must fall freely from the container when dumped.
Yard clippings, dirt or sod, rocks, concrete, toxic materials, highly flammable materials, construction and remodeling debris will not be accepted.
To find your garbage pick up days, view the garbage routes and schedules (PDF).
You might risk missing your pick-up if you do not place your container our for collection by 6:30 a.m. on pick-up day. If the container is not outside by the specified time and placed properly at the edge of your street with the handle facing your home, the container will not be emptied. Do not place your container out any earlier than 6 p.m. on the day before pick-up. If you have street pick-up, your container should be moved back to your property by 6:30 p.m. on your pick-up day.
The question of whether or not your garbage, bulk trash, and/or residential curbside recycling will be picked up on a holiday depends on the holiday. Visit the City's solid waste and recycling web page for updated information. Holiday updates will be posted online.
The City provides each resident with a 95-gallon container. Homeowners are responsible for normal care, cleaning, and lost or stolen containers. To help reduce odor and maintain the containers cleanliness, you should bag all garbage. The City's contractor will repair all damaged containers, except those damaged due to negligence or abuse by the homeowner. The homeowner, in the event of a theft or a loss of container, should file a police report.
The 95-gallon container is assigned to the property address. Should you change residences, call Solid Waste at 305-948-2904 for further instructions before moving.
The preferred location for your 95-gallon container for collection is to have the container handle facing your house and the container positioned at the edge of the paved traffic lane at least five feet from obstruction such as fences, lamp-posts, mailboxes or vehicles. Do not block pedestrian access.
Your 95-gallon alley container must be placed behind your property in the alley with the handle facing your house. The container must be placed in the alley on your pick-up day by 6:30 a.m.
Yes, first report it missing to the North Miami Beach Police Department. If they are unable to locate it, a police report about the missing container will be issued to you. A replacement will be provided, free of charge.
If it is not possible to store the container inside, we suggest securing it to a fence or large structure.
Acceptable trash includes furniture, boxes, general household debris, yard clippings, leaves, trees and shrubs (cut in lengths no longer than 5 feet).
Unacceptable trash includes tires, dirt or sod, concrete, toxic materials, highly flammable materials, construction and remodeling debris. Also included are vehicles, motorcycles, boats, trailers, motors and household appliances.
For proper disposal of home chemicals, call Miami-Dade County at 311.
Appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, air conditioners, water heaters, etc., are prohibited in the landfill and will only be picked up by special request by the Public Works Department. Call 305-948-2904 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Check out the interactive Bulk Trash schedule.
Appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, air conditioners, water heaters, etc., are prohibited in the landfill and will only be picked up by special request by the Recycling Division. Call 305-948-2904 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Street bulk trash is picked-up once a month on a designated day for each zone. Trash piles cannot be placed out more than 48 hours before your pick-up day. Please call 305-948-2904 to find out the trash schedule for your home. Find out more about your bulk trash zone is here.
If you have alley collection, please stack trash behind your own property in the alley. Do not obstruct the alley or the garbage container with the trash and avoid making the pile too long (no more than 5 feet). Avoid placing the trash against the fence. The City is not responsible for damage done to your property if the trash is stacked too close. Alley bulk trash is picked-up once every month.
Trash should be stacked neatly in the swale in front of your property (if you have alley pick-up, stack it neatly next to the alley on your property so the truck can pass). Please do not stack trash on the sidewalk or on top of water meter boxes, and keep it away from fences. The City is not responsible for damaged fences due to improper stacking. Current ordinances require that yard waste be placed in a pile separate from the trash and away from the garbage container. Yard clippings and leaves must be bagged.
Only one full truck load of bulk trash is permitted to be picked-up at an individual resident at once. A special charge will be assessed for additional loads. Please call 305-948-2904 if you have any questions. If a pile of trash is set out illegally, requiring the City of make a special collection, the property owner will be charged a fine.
Professional landscapers / gardeners are required to haul any debris generated by their jobs. If they do not, the homeowner/resident is responsible for removing the debris. Questions regarding trees or tree removal should be directed to the Public Works Department at 305-948-2904.
No. In most cases, bulk trash is not picked up on holidays. For more information call the Public Works Department at 305-948-2904.
Dead animals are picked-up only on City property and must be arranged through the Public Works Department by calling 305-948-2904 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Yes, the City offers residential curbside recycling, and commercial recycling. Residential curbside recycling is every Wednesday. Call the North Miami Beach Public Works Department at 305-948-2904 if you have any further questions.
Residences from single family homes up to quad-plex apartments now have curbside recycling pickup every week.
Recycling materials should be placed all together into the blue bin and wheeled out to the curb every Wednesday.
Today recycling is single stream recycling. All recyclable items go into one bin and the sorting is done at the recycling plant. Gone are the days of separating items into different bins. There is no longer a need to spend hours trying to remove labels and sorting items by type.
Read more about Residential Curbside Recycling (PDF).
To learn more about residential curbside recycling, view the recycling page.