- Public Works Department
- Solid Waste Division
Solid Waste Division
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. 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
will resume on the NEXT SCHEDULED DAY FOR PICKUP.
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.
COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS WITH DUMPSTERS
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
(Monday, December 25).
Please contact City of Vero Beach Solid Waste at 772-978-5300 with any
questions or concerns.
The City of Vero Beach will observe the following holidays in the 2023 calendar year
|2023 Calendar Year||No Pickup|
|New Year’s Day||Sunday, Jan 1 Observed on Monday January 2, 2023|
|Martin Luther King Day||Monday, January 16|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 7|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 4|
|Veteran’s Day||Saturday, November 11 Observed on Friday, November 10|
|Thanksgiving||Thursday, November 23|
|Day after Thanksgiving||Friday, November 24|
|Christmas Eve||Sunday, December 24 Observed on Monday Dec 25|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25 Observed on Tuesday Dec 26|
*City Hall and most City departments will be closed on these days.