Trash & Recyling

In Unincorporated Seminole County Garbage, recycling, yard waste collection fees, and landfill disposal charges are billed to residents as a non-ad valorem assessment on the tax role.

Under Chapter 125.01(q) of the Florida Statutes, the unincorporated Seminole County Solid Waste MSBU was enacted by Ordinance 94-7 on May 10, 1994, along with the associated solid waste franchise agreements. Solid Waste MSBU service became effective January 1, 1995. Currently, Advanced Disposal serves as the contractor for hauling waste from Spring Lake Hills. The preferred service plan within Spring Lake Hills includes two household waste pickups weekly along with one yard waste and recycling collection. If you want to speak with someone regarding your service level please call 407-665-7184 or 407-665-7170 for more information.  Any concerns regarding haulers or service problems are handled through the Seminole County Solid Waste Division at 407-665-2260.

HOUSEHOLD WASTE - Weekly Pickup Tuesday & Friday
Use standard 32-gallon cans with handles and a tight fitting lid. 32-gallon sealed bags are also acceptable. Garbage will be collected side or front. Do not use boxes or homemade garbage containers. Each container must not weigh more than 50 lbs. Never mix garbage with yard waste or hazardous materials. The 2016 Bear ordinance for Seminole County prohibits outdoor storage of food waste in containers that are not bear proof. If you are not using bear proof containers, you must keep waste indoors or secured in a garage or shed until 5am on pick-up days.

YARD WASTE - Weekly Pickup Wednesday
You may dispose of up to ten 32 gallon containers of yard waste (leaves, grass, weeds and trimmings). Leave containers on front swale or near garage door if visible from the street. Containers can be bags, cans, or tied bundles. Each container must way less than 50 lbs. Bundles should be tied securely not exceed 4 feet in length. Diameter of branches in bundles should be no more than 4 inches. Bring yard waste out either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Do not obstruct sidewalks/driveways, or allow yard waste to spill into the street.

RECYCLING - Weekly Pickup Wednesday
Seminole County provides FREE Recycling Bins to Seminole County residents.

You may recycle:
  • Aluminum
  • Steel food and empty aerosol cans
  • Green, clear and brown glass containers
  • Newspapers
  • Plastic containers marked with #1 and #2 symbols within a recycling triangle on the bottom.
REMEMBER TO REMOVE ALL LIDS & CAPS, RINSE ALL CONTAINERS THOROUGHLY TO PREVENT ODORS, AND PLACE RECYCLABLES IN APPROPRIATE RECYCLING BINS.

You may NOT recycle metal, plastic or glass containers that have held oil, fuel, pesticides, herbicides, paints, solvents, anti-freeze, pool or lawn chemicals, or any hazardous waste. These items must be taken by the homeowner to the Central Transfer Station for responsible disposal.

The Central Transfer Station accepts the following material from its citizens:
  • Household trash
  • Yard trash
  • Tires (Limit of 4)
  • Recyclables and Household Hazardous Waste
  • Clean Corrugated Cardboard (Free of Charge)
The following material is NOT accepted at the Central Transfer Station:
  • Construction & Demolition Debris (This includes items such as steel, glass, brick, concrete, asphalt, roofing materials, pipe, wallboard, and lumber)
  • Asbestos
  • White Goods (Appliances)
  • Furniture
  • Tree Stumps and Large Branches
Items NOT accepted at the Central Transfer Station may be accepted at the Seminole County Landfill