Recycling Collection

The average person generates over three (3) pounds of recyclable waste per day. But only about one (1) pound of it actually gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills. Please do your part to help conserve our natural resources by reducing the amount of waste that goes into your trash.

Martin County has a contract with Waste Management for trash and recycling collection. 

To determine the collection day(s) for your neighborhood, please view the Collection Schedule Map below, then enter your address and/or zoom into the location of your property or residence to view the collection days.

If your service days are not indicated when you input your information, please contact Waste Management Customer Service at (772) 546-7700.


For information or questions about the new wheeled recycling carts being delivered to homes in August and September 2021, please contact Waste Management at (772) 546-7700 or (561) 262-4885.

Residents have the option to keep their old recycle bin and repurpose it for other uses, such as garage storage. If you would like to dispose of your recycle bin, please place the empty bin out on your next recycling collection day and Waste Management will collect it.

For any other questions or concerns regarding solid waste collection services, please contact Waste Management at one of the numbers above.

Single Stream Recycling

Martin County uses a process called “single stream recycling.” This means there is no need to sort recyclable materials – you can combine all of your recyclables into your recycling bin(s). The drawback of this convenience, however, is that it also makes it easier to place the wrong items into the recycling bins.

While residents may have good intentions when it comes to recycling, if the wrong items are put into recycling bins it can compromise the system and put industry workers health and safety at risk. Martin County encourages residents to help eliminate contamination in single stream recycling and develop positive recycling habits.

These items can be placed in your recycle bin:

  • Aluminum
    • Cans (empty & rinse)
    • Foil 
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Flattened Corrugated Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles, Jars (empty & rinse)
  • Magazines, Catalogs, Newspapers
  • Plastics and Bottles coded 1-7 (empty & rinse)
  • Paperboard products:
    • Beverage containers
    • Cereal boxes
    • Milk cartons 
    • Tissue boxes
  • Steel/Tin Cans, Containers (empty & rinse)

These items cannot be placed in your recycle bin:

  • No Ceramics
  • No Clothing
  • No Food-Contaminated Containers (i.e. pizza boxes)
    • Grease and food particles contaminate recyclables
  • No Household Hazardous Waste: 
    • Aerosol cans 
    • Batteries
    • Cleaners
    • Electronics
    • Fluorescent light bulbs
    • Paint cans, etc.
  • No Napkins, Paper Towels
  • No Plastic Bags, Plastic Hangers, Plastic Toys
  • No Propane Tanks
  • No Rubber Tires, Rubber items
  • No Styrofoam

All household hazardous waste must be brought to the Hazardous Waste Disposal Center for free disposal.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Center
9155 Busch Street
Palm City, Florida, 34990

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Sunday: Closed 

*Closed on legal holidays

Contact Us

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

Utilities and Solid Waste 
3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard
Stuart, Florida 34994