Welcome to the Refuse Page!

 The City of Edgewater employs its own personnel for household refuse collection services. Recycling services are contracted through Southard Enterprises, Inc. The Refuse division is a division of Environmental Services. Below is a list of frequently asked questions concerning Refuse Services.


• How do I start service?

To start your residential collection, contact Edgewater Utility Billing at 424-2400 opt 2. Once you have service set up you can contact, Edgewater Environmental Services at 424-2476 for your collection days, to receive a green recycling bin (if one is not currently on-site).

• What is included in my refuse service?

Garbage collection - twice per week
Recycling collection - once per week
Bagged or canned yard waste - once per week (Wednesdays except holiday weeks)
Furniture – once per week (Wednesdays except holiday weeks)
Loose laying or bundled yard waste, household appliances, and four (4) tires per household. Place curbside for continuous route collection.

• When is my garbage collected?

Your garbage is picked up twice weekly – either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday, depending on your location. Click here for map

• When is my recycling collected?

Recycling will be collected once a week on one of your garbage collection days. Click here for a map

• What type of container should I use?

Garbage collection - Edgewater does not provide containers for garbage collection. You may place your garbage to the street/curb in plastic bags, 20-gallon garbage cans, larger type cans with wheels. If you choose to use the cans larger than 20-gallons, all material in your can MUST be bagged. All cans must have handles.
Recycling collection – Please call Environmental Services at 386-424-2476 and request a recycle bin. Each household is allowed two. If you have more recyclable materials than two bins will hold, place in a paper or plastic grocery bag and place near or on top of your bins.

• When is my yard wasted collected?

Bagged or contained yard waste is collected once weekly on Wednesday, except for holiday weeks.

Loose laying yard waste will be picked up approximately twice a month on a continual route system. Place your loose laying yard waste along street/curb not blocking your mailbox, driveway, drainage swale/ditch area in front of your own home. Please do not make piles larger than 4'x4'x4'.

• If I contract with a tree service to trim or cut down a tree, will the City collect the waste?

NO! ALL contractors are responsible for disposal of the waste generated in the services they are providing. Make sure disposal is included in your price from the contractor. The City will charge you for the disposal if a contractor has not removed all the waste generated.

• Where should I place my garbage?

All waste should be placed alongside the street not blocking your mailbox, driveway, or stormwater swale/ditch area in front of your own home.

• When should I place my garbage/recycling container to the street/curb?

Containers must be out by 7:00 a.m. the day of collection. Containers may be placed to the street/curb the evening before your regular scheduled collection day. All containers must be removed from the street area no later than 11:00 p.m. on your collection day.

• How can I dispose of large appliances, or tires?

Place these items out to the street/curb on your regular collection day. If the garbage truck does not collect the items, you will be placed on a list for collection within a few days. Leave these items out for collection. If brought back to your house you may miss the collection. Tires are limited to four (4) per household, per year.

• How can I dispose of my old furniture?

Place your old furniture you wish to discard/dispose of to the street/curb for pick up on Wednesday. Furniture will NOT be picked up during Holiday weeks. Do NOT place items for sale near the street as the refuse workers will pick them up!

• What items cannot be collected?

To protect the environment and ensure the safety of our residents and employees, the City of Edgewater does not accept household hazardous waste for curbside collection. These items include solvents, paints, auto fluids, household/pool chemicals, or any combustible items. The empty container of these products may be placed with your regular garbage for collection. Paint cans must be empty and completely dried up before disposal.

• How do I dispose of Hazardous Waste?

Volusia County conducts hazardous household chemical collection days throughout the County. Please watch your newsletter and newspaper for days in the Edgewater area. As an alternative, you may dispose of these items at the Volusia County Landfill located at 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach - (386) 947-2952.

• Where do I dispose of my used motor oil?

The following locations will accept used motor oil:

Advanced Discount Auto Parts
1714 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater
615 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach

1720 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater

Volusia County Public Works Facility
534 N Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach
(Oil filters also accepted) (No drop for oil containers)

Volusia County Fire Services Station 22
213 N U.S. Highway #1, Oak Hill
(Oil filters and containers accepted)

• How do I dispose of my hypodermic/IV needles?

Needles cannot be placed in your garbage. You MUST use a "Sharps" disposal container. Information about the Sharps disposal containers may be obtained from the following:

New Smyrna Beach Health Department – 386-424-2061
Halifax Medical Center – 386-254-4169

• How do I dispose of my medical waste?

Edgewater employees CANNOT collect any waste in red or yellow bio-hazardous bags. Medical waste that has NOT come in contact with bodily fluids, such as IV fluid bags and oxygen tubing may be disposed of in your regular garbage.

• Do you collect on holidays?
In order to allow our employees an opportunity to spend holidays with their families, there are certain holidays that the City of Edgewater does not have collection services. Recycling schedules will follow the City's schedules. Holidays observed are as follows:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

During holiday weeks you will have no Wednesday collection of bagged or contained yard waste with the exception of Thanksgiving week.

Please click here for current Holiday Schedule

• My question is not listed here, who can I call?

For further questions, please Environmental Services at 386-424-2476 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Southard Enterprises, Inc. (current recycling contractor) may be reached at 386-426-8858.