Garbage Man

Garbage & Recycling Guidelines

This information is available in both Spanish and Creole.   Please contact Public Works at 561.742.6200 or PWAdmin@bbfl.us with any questions.

Please contact Public Works at 561.742.6200 or PWAdmin@bbfl.us with any questions.

Unlimited amounts of bulk trash, such as furniture, appliances and mattresses will be picked up weekly. Construction and demolition debris, such as fencing, kitchen cabinets, carpeting, and tile is limited to one cubic yard weekly.
• Break, bag and box small glass panels, mirrors, and sheets of glass such as shower doors
and mirrors.
• Take lids off paint cans and allow inside paint to dry.
• Place bulk items at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the day before pick-up through 6 a.m. on the day of pick-up.
• Leave 3’ around each pile and any obstructions, such as mailboxes, cars, or recycling bins.
• Bag loose or small debris.

Please contact Public Works at 561.742.6200 or PWAdmin@bbfl.us with any questions.

Yellow Bin
• Newspapers
• Magazines
• Catalogs
• Mail
• Boxes*

* Flatten and cut into 3’ x 3’ section and place in, or next to, bin.

Blue Bin
• Steel Cans
• Aluminum Cans
• Bottles/Jars
• Drink Boxes
• Milk Cartons
• All Plastic
Containers (# 1 – 7)

Recycling carts not provided but are available for purchase at local home improvement stores.

Please contact Public Works at 561.742.6200 or PWAdmin@bbfl.us with any questions.

Residents living in areas that have automated pick-up receive city-issued carts.
• Place only bagged household garbage in cans - no tiles, concrete or bricks.
• Close the lids securely.
• Position the carts at the edge of the road in front of your home with the wheels facing the house.
• Set the cans/bags out after 6 p.m. the day before pick-up through 6 a.m. on the day of pick-up.

Residents not living in areas that have automated pick-up may utilize bags or cans.
• Place only bagged household garbage in cans - no tiles, concrete or bricks.
• Close the lids securely.
• Position the cans at the edge of the road in front of your home.
• Leave 3’ around any obstructions, such as mailboxes, cars, or recycling bins.
• Set the cans/bags out after 6 p.m. the day before pick-up through 6 a.m. on the day of pick-up.

Please contact Public Works at 561.742.6200 or PWAdmin@bbfl.us with any questions.

Unfortunately, because it requires additional staff and equipment resources, we charge for these violations:
• Trash placed out before the scheduled pick-up day.
• Trash piles that have mixed debris, such as vegetation on top of construction pile.

An explanation of the violation will be placed on your door and include a price quote. If the violation is not corrected within 24 hours, the pile will be removed and your water bill will be charged a minimum of $50.