Find your Collection Days

Martin County contracts with Waste Management for residential curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste collection. Residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Martin County have two (2) scheduled collection days for garbage. Your recycling day will also be on one of these two days. Residential vegetative yard waste for all customers is collected on Wednesday of each week.

To determine your collection day(s), open the Collection Schedule Map below, then enter your address and/or zoom into the location of your property or residence. If your service days are not indicated when you input your information, please contact Waste Management at (772) 546-7700.

Please call Waste Management at (772) 546-7700 for any scheduling or any issues concerning curbside waste collection.

Bulk waste is any item that is too large to fit into a regular garbage can due to size, shape or weight. Common household bulk items include: 

  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Other items too large to fit into your regular garbage can

To schedule a bulk waste pickup, please call Waste Management at (772) 546-7700.

View Bulk Waste Guidelines

DO NOT place the following materials/items in your garbage can or at the curb. If any of these items are found in your can or at the curb, they will be tagged with an instructional notice and not serviced. 

  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Automobile parts
  • Engines
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive materials
  • Explosives, including:
    • Propane cylinders
    • Welding tanks
    • Oxygen tanks
  • Biomedical waste used for medical purposes, including:
    • Sharps
    • Syringes
    • Needles 
  • Household Hazardous Wastes, such as:
    • Lithium or lead-acid batteries
    • Used oil or oil filters
    • Any product labeled:
      • Toxic
      • Poison
      • Corrosive
      • Flammable
      • Irritant

View Hazardous Waste Guidelines

Yes. The Martin County Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Landfill Facility is a self-haul/self-unload drop off facility for recycling and trash disposal including vegetation, construction and demolition debris and tires. Residents and businesses can bring waste to the facility for disposal for a fee.

Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Facility

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Service Alerts

Holiday Service Alerts

If a holiday falls on a weekday, curbside collection will occur the following day, and the one (1) day delay will occur for the remainder of the week. Normal scheduled collection will then resume on Monday of the following week. If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, there will be NO DELAYS.

Observed Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

How it Works

Holiday on a Monday: If your curbside pickup day is on a Monday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Monday, then your curbside pickup will be on Tuesday. Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday and Friday on Saturday.

Holiday on a Tuesday: If your curbside pickup day is on a Tuesday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Tuesday, then your curbside pickup will be on Wednesday. Wednesday pickup will be on Thursday, Thursday on Friday and Friday on Saturday.

Holiday on a Wednesday: If your curbside pickup day is on a Wednesday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Wednesday, then your curbside pickup will be on Thursday. Thursday pickup will be on Friday and Friday on Saturday.

Holiday on a Thursday: If your curbside pickup day is on a Thursday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Thursday, then your curbside pickup will be on Friday. Friday pickup will be on Saturday.

Holiday on a Friday: If your curbside pickup day is on a Friday, and one of the holidays listed above falls on a Friday, then your curbside pickup will be on Saturday.

Holiday on a Saturday or Sunday: If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday there is no change to your collection schedule.

The collection schedule will return to the regular pickup schedule the following Monday.

Recycling

Recyclable materials including aluminum cans, cardboard and glass items

Martin County's single-stream recycling program allows you to mix all of your recyclables in one container. No more sorting! All residences are provided with a blue 64-gallon cart with wheels and a lid.

proper Cart usage

  • Place all of your recyclables INSIDE the cart.
  • Please DO NOT put recyclables in a plastic bag!
  • All cardboard must be placed INSIDE the cart.
  • Have your cart out by 6 a.m. the day of your service.
  • The cart handle and wheels should be facing your house.
  • Make sure your cart is not being blocked by any objects such as a mailbox, trees or cars.
  • Please leave 3 feet of clearance around your cart so the robotic arm can grip the cart.

Recycling cart FAQs

No. New Martin County residents can contact Waste Management’s customer service to schedule a delivery at (772) 546-7700.

Residents can contact Waste Management Customer Service to schedule a delivery at (772) 546-7700.

Your first replacement cart is free. Any additional carts will incur a $75 charge and $25 delivery fee.

If you do not want a recycling cart, you may schedule a removal by contacting Waste Management at (772) 546-7700.

What can I put in my recycling cart?

These items can be placed in your recycling cart:

  • Metal cans
    • Aluminum
    • Steel
    • Tin
  • Cardboard
    • Flattened or corrugated/cardboard

 

These items cannot be placed in your recycling cart:

NO Household Hazardous Waste: 

Please bring all residential hazardous waste to the Hazardous Waste Disposal Center for free disposal.

How to recycle or dispose of:

Tires may be brought to the Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Facility for disposal for a fee.

  • Small tires: $4/each or $130/ton
  • Loader and truck tires: $30/each or $300/ton

Martin County also hosts several tire recycling amnesty days per year.

Used oil and gasoline from a Martin County residence can be brought to the Hazardous Waste Disposal Center for free disposal.

No business waste is accepted at the Hazardous Waste Disposal Center. 

No more than 100 pounds per vehicle.

For needles and sharps disposal, contact the Martin County Health Department at (772) 221-4000 or visit their website for more information about the Used Sharps Disposal Program.

  • Electronics and batteries can be brought to the Hazardous Waste Disposal Center for free disposal. 
    • Accepted electronics include:
      • Computers (desktops, towers, servers)
      • Laptops
      • Tablets and iPads
      • Cell phones
      • Smart phones
      • Wireless routers/cable modems
      • Network routers and switches
      • Chargers and cables
      • DVDs/VCRs
      • Dish and Direct TV receivers
      • Cable boxes
      • Stereos
      • Computer components
      • Wire
         
  • Additionally, many businesses throughout Martin County will also accept electronics and batteries for recycling for free. Please contact the stores directly to confirm what items that they are accepting.
    • Batteries Plus
    • Best Buy
    • City of Stuart
    • Office Depot
    • Staples

Plastic bags and small styrofoam items can be taken back to your local grocery store for recycling. Styrofoam and plastic bags should not be placed in your recycling cart. 

For disposal of prescriptions and other medications, contact the Martin County Sheriff's Office at (772) 220-7000 or your local pharmacy.

Construction or demolition debris may by disposed of at the Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Facility.

Examples of acceptable construction and demolition debris include:

  • Steel
  • Glass
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Roofing material
  • Pipes
  • Wallboard

Yard Waste

Yard waste in neat piles

Routine vegetative yard waste for residents is collected on WEDNESDAY of each week. 

Up to 10 cubic yards of yard waste can be place curbside for collection each week. After tagging or scheduling, Waste Management has five (5) business days to collect this yard waste. 

Routine yard waste includes debris from routine residential yard maintenance only. It does NOT include yard waste from common areas, preserve areas, HOA maintenance, and/or land or lot clearing. This debris must be disposed of by the contractor, home/property owner or association.

Guidelines:

  • Must be less than 5 inches in diameter, less than 6 feet in length and weigh less than 50 pounds per item. 
  • Place within 6 feet of the curb.
  • Stack neatly in a pile, free of any other waste.
  • Do not use plastic bags for yard waste.
    • Use paper bags, cardboard boxes or garbage cans.
  • Do not place in storm swales, in front of culverts or in drainage areas. 
  • Do not place under utility lines or low-hanging tree branches.

Routine yard waste includes any vegetative matter resulting from residential property lawn and landscaping maintenance. Routine yard waste for curbside collection must be less than 5 inches in diameter, less than 6 feet in length and weigh less than 50 pounds per item. 

Routine yard waste includes:

  • Branches
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Live holiday trees
  • Pinecones
  • Palm fronds
  • Shrub and tree trimmings

  • Weeds

Material placed curbside that does not meet the county guidelines of routine yard trash will be tagged with a non-collection notice, which serves to inform the resident that the material is non-conforming debris and therefore cannot be collected. If a material is non-conforming, then disposal is the responsibility of the resident.

Routine yard waste does not include:

  • Whole trees, tree trunks
  • Stumps, logs
  • Root systems
  • Land clearing debris (e.g. rocks, dirt)
  • Items that are more than 5 inches in diameter, more than 6 feet in length and weigh more than 50 pounds per item

For a list of haulers to remove non-conforming debris, contact Martin County Solid Waste at (772) 221-1434.

Bulk Yard Waste

If your yard waste is not collected by Waste Management’s truck on Wednesday due to the large amount placed curbside for collection, a tag will be placed on the pile indicating that it has been scheduled for collection by the clamshell truck (grapple truck with claw).

This waste will be collected within five (5) business days of tagging or scheduling. Waste Management will collect up to 10 cubic yards of vegetative yard waste per week from a residents home after being tagged or scheduled for collection.

Schedule a bulk yard waste pick up:

Bulk yard waste pickup does not require scheduling, although it is recommended that you call Waste Management to schedule a bulk yard waste pickup so that the waste is placed on the collection schedule the day that you call. To schedule a bulk yard waste pickup, or if you have bulk yard waste that may require the grapple truck with claw, please call (772) 546-7700.

Contact

If you have questions about Waste Management-provided services including curbside garbage and recycling collection, missed pick-ups, recycling carts or to schedule a bulk waste pick-up, please contact Waste Management customer service. 

WASTE MANAGEMENT
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(772) 546-7700

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If you have general questions for Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste NOT pertaining to Waste Management-provided services, please call Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste customer service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday at (772) 221-1434.