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Automated Collection Service


Truck picking up trash

The City of Boca Raton has distributed garbage containers to over 20,000 homes and will expand the automated collection program into the annexed areas of the City over the next year.

The City has provided each resident that receives curbside collection with a special garbage container. These containers have replaced all other curbside containers. Loose garbage bags or solid waste in non-City issued containers will NOT be collected.

These containers are the property of the City of Boca Raton. Each container is numbered and assigned to a specific address, as such they are required to remain at the same address they are assigned to. The container MUST stay at the current address if you move.

If you do not have one of the City's garbage containers, please contact the Sanitation Department to order one. If you wish to have an additional container, please note that there will be a service fee of $5.28 per month added to your water bill, along with the price of the container.

For service- inquiries, call the City's Sanitation Department Monday through Friday between- 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 416-3367. If possible, your questions / concerns will be investigated- and corrected that same day provided they are called in prior to 3:00 p.m.

Resident Guidelines
  • Containers MUST be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Your container must be removed from the swale within 12 hours of collection.
  • All garbage must be in the City-issued container. Overflow items, or items in Non-City of Boca Raton containers, will not be collected.
  • All garbage must be bagged and tied prior to placing it in the container.
  • The container must be placed on EDGE of curb with the bar on the front facing the street. Containers that are inaccessible with the automated arm will not be collected.
  • DO NOT overload the container.
  • Never place hazardous materials in the container.
  • Do not place the container(s) under wires or tree branches.
  • Place at least 5 feet away from other City containers, trees, mailboxes, utility poles, parked cars, recycle bins, or any other obstacle.
  • Recycling / Vegetation / Bulk material must be placed at least 5 feet away from the container on your regular scheduled recycling / vegetation / bulk pick-up day.
  • Containers are the property of the City of Boca Raton. If the container becomes damaged, lost or stolen call (561) 416-3355 for replacement.
  • There will be no changes for residents currently receiving curbside pickup.
Frequently Asked Questions

 small arrow Will this change our collection days?
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 small arrow How do I dispose of bulk items?
 small arrow Will there be any changes to my recycling, vegetation, and bulk collection service?
 small arrow Do I have to pay extra for the new service?
 small arrow What should I do with my old garbage cans?
 small arrow Can I take the garbage container with me if I move?

For more information about our Sanitation Department, please take a look at our Sanitation Brochure or call Julia Furman at 561-416-3355.

Overview of Typical Garbage Containers

Description Approximate Dimensions (l x w x h) * Load Rating *
65 Gallon 28" x 26.5" x 40.5" 227 lbs.
95 Gallon 33" x 28.5" x 45" 332 lbs.
* These dimensions and load ratings are approximations only