Solid Waste Division

Mission Statement

The mission of the Solid Waste Division is to protect the environment, public health and welfare, and enhance the quality of life by providing effective programs to collect and remove solid waste materials in a convenient, economical and environmentally sensitive manner. 


Activities include: removal and disposal of all refuse accumulated inside the city limits which includes single family and multi-family residences as well as commercial businesses and other non-residential customers. Refuse collection and disposal services include: garbage, yard debris, appliances, furniture and other household items. 


The city monitors the residential recycling program provided by the county within the city limits (IRC Recycling Information). Recyclable materials are collected from non-residential customers and reported to Indian River County Solid Waste Disposal District; the materials collected from participants receiving this service are eligible for possible credits on their annual non-ad valorem assessment. 

Lot Clearing Program

The division also assists in implementation of the city’s lot clearing program and related Code Enforcement activities.


Records are maintained for appropriate utility billing.


The  City  of  Vero  Beach  normally  picks  up  garbage  from  residential  customers  twice  a week. When a normally scheduled pickup day falls on an observed holiday, trash from
residential customers is collected on the next scheduled day for pickup.
Residential garbage collection is not performed on the following holidays listed. Service
For  example,  a  residential  customer  who  normally  has  their  garbage  collected  on
Tuesdays and Fridays would not have their garbage collected on Tuesday, July 4th, in
observance of Independence Day. Garbage for these customers will be collected on the
next scheduled pick up day which is Friday, July 7th. Customers whose garbage
is  normally  collected  on  Mondays  and  Thursdays  would  not  have  any  change  to  their garbage collection for the Independence Day Holiday.


The  City  of  Vero  Beach  normally  collects  garbage  from  commercial  customers  with
dumpsters one (1) to six (6) days per week depending on the level of service desired by
the customer. Collection from commercial customers is not performed on Christmas Day.

Please contact City of Vero Beach Solid Waste at 772-978-5300 with any
questions or concerns.

2024 Calendar YearNo Pickup
New Year’s DayMonday January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King DayMonday, January 15
Good FridayFriday, March 29
Memorial DayMonday, May 27
Independence DayThursday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 2
Veteran’s DayMonday, November 11
ThanksgivingThursday, November 28
Day after ThanksgivingFriday, November 29
Christmas EveTuesday, December 24
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25
New Year's DayWednesday, January 1st, 2025

*City Hall and most City departments will be closed on these days.

Solid Waste Division Documents