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Recycling Program

Recycling Program

Participation in a recycling program is optional for Pompano Beach residents and business owners. Although not required, participation in a recycling program is highly recommended and encouraged. Contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at for assistance in setting up a customized recycling program.

Download the residential garbage, recycling & bulk pickup schedule map.

The City of Pompano Beach has garbage and recycling collection daily except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If your collection day falls on one of these two holidays, Coastal Waste and Recycling will service your carts on the next scheduled service day and take any bagged material placed next to your carts at that time. There are no make-up days.

Residential Properties

Single Family, Duplex & Triplex

Residential properties have recycling collection once a week. All materials must be placed in the blue carts provided by the City with lids closed. Material outside the carts will not be collected. Carts may be placed curbside after 5:00 p.m. on the evening before the scheduled recycling collection day and before 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Place cart in the front swale (with the lid opening facing the street and handle facing away from the street) near the driveway and away from any obstacles. Carts should not be in the street or on the sidewalk. Remove carts from the curb the same day, after the recycling has been collected.

If you have questions, or a request to receive or replace a bin, please contact the Environmental Services Department by phone at 954.786.4030 or via email at

Multi-Family (four or more units) and Mobile Homes

Check with your property manager or association for your neighborhood’s recycling rules. You may also contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at for further information or for assistance in setting up a recycling program.

Residents may choose to bring their recyclables to a public recycling drop-off location themselves. The drop off is located at 1840 NW 33rd Street. Hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays ONLY. Proof of residency is required. View a map showing the drop-off location.

Contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at for further information.

Residential Recycling Rules

View the Dos and Dont's of Recycling

Examples of Acceptable Recycling Items:
  • Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, phone books, office use paper, and flattened cardboard
  • Aluminum, steel or tin beverage/food cans
  • Plastic containers with numbers 1 – 7 on the bottom
Examples of Unacceptable Recycling Items:
  • Paper towels or used paper plates
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • Thermal paper or blueprints
  • Plastic bags
  • Food waste of any kind
What to remember:
  • Containers may have labels and caps, but please rinse thoroughly and dry before putting in cart
  • Items should be loose, not bagged, in the cart
  • Any material left outside of the cart will not be collected


Environmental stewardship through recycling and sustainable practices is essential to preserving the environment and improving quality of life. The City of Pompano Beach therefore encourages recycling for its local businesses.

  • Saves energy
  • Reduces landfills
  • Protects resources and preserves wildlife
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions – slows climate change
  • Good for the economy
  • Makes “cents” – many businesses are eager to purchase recyclable materials

For assistance with creating a recycling plan for your business, contact the City’s Recycling Coordinator by phone at 954.545.7047 or via email at