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Trash pick-up and recycling information

Waste Pro truck

The City of Port St. Lucie has a contract with a private company, Waste Pro, to haul all household garbage, recyclables, yard clippings, bulk items and other trash from every property in the city, excluding vacant (unimproved) lots. Waste Pro services are available for all residential and commercial properties.

Waste Pro payments

Trash removal services are paid for directly by property owners on the annual property tax bills that are sent out in November. Each bill clearly indicates the amount due for the Waste Pro services, which are accounted for separately from city property taxes. This method of collection is less expensive than making payments directly to Waste Pro.

The Waste Pro rate for Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014 is $268.36 per year for residential properties.

View Waste Pro commercial rates.

Residential properties cannot opt out of payment for the service, regardless of whether the home is occupied or not, or if trash is put out or not. Seasonal residents who stay in Port St. Lucie for temporary periods are held responsible for the full year of pick-up rates. One reason for this is that Waste Pro truck drivers do not keep track of which properties leave trash by the curb and which don’t. They simply pick up any trash left outside.

For more details on services and costs, contact Waste Pro directly at (772) 595-9390, or visit Waste Pro’s website. Waste Pro’s office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Customer service

You can contact Waste Pro directly to make requests and leave comments by clicking the appropriate link below:

Make request for garbage, yard waste or recycling pick-up

Report a problem with garbage, yard waste or recycling pick-up

Send a compliment about Waste Pro's service

To contact Waste Pro by telephone, call (772) 595-9390.

Holiday schedule

No collection on July 4, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Other holidays will have collection. Garbage, yard waste and recycling will be collected on the next regularly scheduled day.

Household garbage collection

  • Place containers at the curbside by 7 a.m. on regular collection days
    Garbage must be in a tied bag or covered can
  • Do not mix garbage and yard waste—they must be in separate containers
  • Cans should be no larger than 32 gallons and weigh no more than 50 pounds
  • No auto parts, boat parts, or empty gasoline cans (get more information about hazardous waste)

Garbage containers

Garbage cans are not provided by Waste Pro. They must be no larger than 32-gallon capacity and weigh less than 50 pounds each when filled.

Yard waste

Yard waste in all areas will be collected on scheduled pick-up days. Composting of yard waste is welcome, but not required. Waste Pro recommends leaving grass clippings on the ground after mowing, but they will be picked up if left curbside. Follow these guidelines when preparing yard waste for collection:

  • Don’t mix garbage and yard waste
  • Loose yard waste, i.e., grass clippings, leaves and small twigs must be containerized
  • Neatly stack limbs, branches, palm fronds, etc. at the curb
  • Limbs not to exceed four feet, except palm fronds. No piece to exceed 50 pounds.
  • Separate stumps from other yard waste. No single piece of a tree should exceed 50 pounds
  • Box it or bag it—individual containers cannot weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Stack yard waste in neat, manageable piles

Recycling

For recycling bins, please call Waste Pro at (772) 595-9390.

Get detailed information about recycling in Port St. Lucie.