Garbage & Recycling

Recycling Label 2020

Household garbage consists of all kitchen waste, other household waste, and small miscellaneous garbage that fits inside of your trash receptacle. 


Unauthorized dumping into commercial dumpsters is illegal; if caught, you can be fined $500 or placed in jail for 60 days. Simply call if you need a special pickup.

Wheeled Garbage Container

The wheeled garbage container, the “HOBO,” is to be used only for household garbage. Your HOBO must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day and removed from curb by 7:00 p.m. the same day.


Please help to maintain the life and cleanliness of your HOBO by sanitizing and rinsing it out frequently. If your HOBO should need repair, please call the Sanitation Division during hours of operation at 321-221-7540.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous waste is defined as any substance that is corrosive, reactive, flammable, or toxic. These chemicals pose a threat to people and our environment. When disposed improperly, they injure and/or pollute. Please call the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at (321) 633-2043 if you have any of the following materials to dispose of:

  • Hazardous / biohazardous wastes (chemicals, pool chemicals, etc.)
  • Paint
  • Propane
  • Tires
  • Used oils

Hazardous waste exhibits one or more characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity, making it dangerous. Paint products, pool chemicals, household cleaners, and pesticides are typical examples. When disposed of in the municipal solid waste stream or otherwise improperly managed, these materials have the potential of contaminating the ground water - our drinking water supply.

The government does not regulate hazardous wastes generated in the home. In Florida, household hazardous waste collection centers have been established in most communities. Every county in the state of Florida has a household hazardous waste (HHW) program. Click here to find your local program.

Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Special Pick-Ups

The City of Rockledge has a Special Pick-up day every Wednesday, excluding holiday weeks with the exception of the week of Thanksgiving.

Special Pickup items MUST be called in prior to noon on Tuesday to be added to the list. These types of items will not be picked up with the regular household garbage: Large items such as furniture, mattresses, large amounts of Construction debris, treated wood, etc.

We also pick up appliances such as: microwaves, blenders, toasters, dishwashers, washers, dryers, refrigerators and freezers (all doors must be removed).

All items must be placed curbside by 7:00am. We cannot pick up these items from garages, carports or backyards.

Click here to request a special pick-up


The City of Rockledge established its City-Wide Recycling Program in 1991.
Go green with the City of Rockledge - the oldest city in Brevard County!

Learn more about our recycling program including materials accepted, bin requirements and tips below.