Holiday Schedule:NO scheduled service on July 4th (Independence Day), September 4th (Labor Day), November 4th Thursday (Thanksgiving) or December 25 (Christmas)
The Town of Indian River Shores has a franchise agreement with Republic Services for removal of household and yard waste, as well as recycling. There is mandatory trash collection in accordance with Town ordinance Sec. 54.02, and associated billing. They may be reached by calling their local office at 772-562-6620 ext 3.
Why RECYCLE? We have to. The State of Florida has a weight-based recycling goal of 75% by the year 2020. This goal applies to all counties over 100,000 in population, which covers 95% of the state’s population. To do our part, the Council instituted mandatory residential recycling with Ordinance 531.
Please click herefor the County's database regarding your personal residential dates for pickup of household, recycle and yard waste. Please find your street name on one of these sheets to see if you are scheduled for Monday & ThursdaysorTuesday & Fridays. General recycling information is below.
Yard waste is picked up onFriday with the exception of John's Island, Ocean Pearl, The Estuary, Village Shores and The Shores (these neighborhoods do not subscribe to this service).
Everything must be curbside by 7 a.m. Please observe the following rules to avoid additional fees: Click here for the flyer
Brush is to be placed curbside and not mixed with garbage
Brush must be bundled and tied or taped, no more than 4' long (except palm fronds). Up to 4 standard cans or bundled piles may be used for branches not longer than 4' and up to 40 pounds per container or bundle.
Tree limbs must be less than 3" in diameter
Yard trash (e.g., leaves) must be placed in reusable containers. Up to 8 TRANSLUCENT PLASTIC BAGS may be collected at no additional charge; brown bags are not acceptable.
Residents may arrange for Republic Services to pick up their bulk waste such as furniture, mattresses, and unwanted appliances. It can be taken to their landfill on 1325 74th Ave SW in Vero Beach (off Oslo Road). Please call 772-794-2322 with landfill questions. It may also be taken to a County Landfill (click on link for hours and locations). There is no fee for this service, and they also accept yard waste under 4" diameter. Anything formerly attached to your home (construction debris), such as cabinets, carpet, toilets, windows, glass, wallboard, etc. may be brought there as well.
Hazardous waste (cell phone batteries, oil based paint, items containing mercury, flourescent bulbs and "sharps") may be disposed of during normal operating hours at any of the Convenience Centers (Roseland, Winter Beach, Gifford, Old Dixie at First Place, or Fellsmere). The Convenience Centers link has hours, maps and addresses.
Effective November 1, 2018 the Town entered into a new contract with Republic Services. In an attempt to assist the County in meeting their state-mandated recycling goals, the Town has moved from 18-gallon recycling bins to 64-gallon recycling carts. If residents do not want to keep their 18-gallon bins, they may be placed (empty) next to the new rolling cart on your regular recycle day.
Place these items together inside the container (no sorting necessary, rinsed out containers is best) with the lid closed:
Paper (opened mail, greeting cards, egg cartons, file folders, blueprints, cardboard boxes, magazines, brochures, catalogs, newspapers, paper bags, paperback books, paper beverage cartons uncrushed or unflattened); glass bottles, jars; plastic jugs, aerosol caps, tubs; cans (aluminum, steel, uncrushed); metal (jar lids, bottle caps, empty aerosol cans without caps, clean aluminum foil, pie pans)
These are not acceptable to place at the curb for recycle at this time:
Scrap metal, needles, paint, car batteries, batteries, Tyvek envelopes, syringes, mirrors, ceramics, pyrex, light bulbs, plates, drinking glasses, window glass, vases, tissues, paper towels, napkins, waxed paper or waxed cardboard, stickers or sheets of address labels, frozen food or fruit containers, ice cream containers, styrofoam or paper to-go containers, diapers or hazardous materials (sanitary products).
Indian River County accepts big white “Styrofoam” at all of the Customer Convenience Centers and at the landfill.
Note that in addition to plastic bags, most grocery stores also take egg cartons and other food cartons.
Have your bin in plain sight by the truck driver before 7 a.m. on your collection day, and remove it from the curb by dusk
For more complete guidelines, call 772-226-3400 if you have other questions. Indian River County may also provide assistance at 772-770-5112 .
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