Solid Waste Management                      

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Solid Waste, Yard Waste & Recycling Collection

All regular collection schedules for recycling, garbage (solid waste) and yard waste have resumed in unincorporated Monroe County. 

Monroe County contracts with four private franchise operators to provide solid waste, yard waste, and recycling for the Keys, excluding the City of Key West and the Village of Islamorada. 

All hazardous waste and electronic waste items should be taken to any of the County’s three transfer stations. At this time, hazardous waste collection is accepted on specific days.  For details visit our Household Hazardous Waste page or call 305-745-4307.


Each of the County’s private franchise operators covers a specific area, also shown on the map above.

  • Stock Island to 7 Mile Bridge: Waste Management - 305-296-8297
  • 7 Mile Bridge to MM 72.5: Marathon Garbage Service - 305-743-5165;
  • MM 91 to the County Line: Keys Sanitary Services - 305-451-2025
  • Ocean Reef: 305-367-2611


  • Key West: Waste Management - 305-296-8297
  • Village of Islamorada: Advanced Disposal - 305-853-3433

County Transfer Stations

Solid waste disposal is currently handled by three transfer stations, where waste is prepared for transportation and disposal at out-of-county locations.


Residents can drop off items directly at the three County transfer stations between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

  • Cudjoe Key Transfer Station: Mile Marker 21.5 on Overseas Highway at Blimp Road, 305-745-2513
  • Long Key Transfer Station: Mile Marker 68 on the Overseas Highway, 305-664-2263
  • Key Largo Transfer Station:11180 County Road 905, 305-367-4236

Household hazardous waste is collected at each transfer station on specific days. For details, visit our Household Hazardous Waste page or call 305-745-4307.


View information about solid waste rates and fees.

Bulk Waste Pickup

Large items, including furniture, carpeting, appliances, can be removed free for residents. Call your service provider to schedule a pickup. See the hauler map above.

Hurricane Irma Land Debris Removal Information

The collection of all hurricane land debris placed along roads in Monroe County was completed in February 2018. More than 2.5 million cubic yards of storm debris and more than 20,000 destroyed large appliances created by Category 4 Hurricane Irma were collected by County, state and municipal contractors.

REMINDER: Free disposal for residential hurricane debris at County transfer stations ended March 2018. Regular fees now apply.

For information about Hurricane Irma marine debris removal, click here.

Mission Statement

The mission of Solid Waste Management is to provide for cost-efficient and environmentally proper collection, transportation, and disposition of solid waste generated in the county, excluding the City of Key West and the Village of Islamorada, as defined by various statutes, ordinances, and agreements.