Skip to page body Home Government About Coral Gables Attractions Doing Business City Services I Want To...
Christmas Tree Recycling

Beginning on January 2, 2017, the City of Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents. Recycling your tree helps to preserve landfill space, and provides the opportunity to repurpose this valuable resource as mulch and ground cover in natural park and planting areas throughout the community. So that we can provide the most efficient service possible, please observe the following collection schedule and placement requirements. 

 Residents living in the area from  Collection Dates
 Coral Way to north city limits Monday – January 2, 2017
Monday – January 9, 2017
Monday – January 16, 2017
 Coral Way to Bird Road Tuesday – January 3, 2017
Tuesday – January 10, 2017
Tuesday – January 17, 2017
 Bird Road to Hardee Road Wednesday – January 4, 2017
Wednesday – January 11, 2017
Wednesday – January 18, 2017
 Hardee Road to Kendall Drive Thursday – January 5, 2017
Thursday – January 12, 2017
Thursday – January 19, 2017
 Kendall Drive to south city limits Friday – January 6, 2017
Friday – January 13, 2017
Friday – January 20, 2017

Placement/Collection Requirements 

  • Place tree out after 5:00 P.M. the day before your scheduled tree collection day specified above. 
  • Keep tree separate from your trash/yard waste pile. If the tree is placed in the trash pile with other debris, it won’t be recycled.
  • Remove tree stand, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations before placing out for collection. 
  • Do not bag your tree or place flocked trees out for collection.

For more information or questions, please call 305-460-5346 

Trash & Garbage Pickup Facts and Procedures:

Waste Collection for Single Family Homes

The collection, disposal and recycling of trash for all single-family and duplex properties is handled by the Public Works Department, Sanitation Division of the city of Coral Gables. You may call 305-460-5346 for any questions related to Single Family homes, such as collection times, missed pick-up concerns, special pick up scheduling or how to get trash pits filled.

How to Set Up a New Waste Account for a Single Family Home

To set up a new waste account please contact the Finance Department at 305-460-5301.

Waste Collection for Commercial and Multi-Family Properties, Including Duplexes

The collection, disposal and recycling of trash for commercial, and multi-family properties, including duplexes is provided by Waste Management of Dade County. You can reach Waste Management at 305-471-4444 for specific information regarding services to Commercial properties, apartments and condominiums.

Instructions to Report a Missed Single Family Home Pickup

If you have a missed pick up, for quickest response, we recommend you use the Coral Gables app or report online. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call (305) 460-5346.

Additional Frequently Asked Questions

What to do with your Household Hazardous Waste? 

For household hazardous waste items (unbroken CFL light bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, pool chemicals, etc.) residents are encouraged to take them to the Miami-Dade County Home Chemical Collection Centers at the following addresses: 

  • West-Dade: 8831 NW 58th Street
  • South-Dade: 23707 SW 97th Ave

Will the City fill up the hole on the swale area that is left by trash removal operations?

Yes – please visit the trash pit website or call (305) 460-5346 for more information

When may I place my recycling bin and garbage cans out on the edge of the street for collection?

The City of Coral Gables provides backyard/side yard collection service of garbage and recycling. Garbage cans and recycling bins cannot be placed at the edge of the street at any time. According to City Code, “Containers shall be kept at a point upon the premises of the owner or occupant immediately adjacent to either side of the residence, behind the front building elevation. Containers shall be screened from view from any street.” Please click on the following to view the collection schedule for recycling and trash and garbage 

How do I dispose of used tires?

Do not dispose of used tires in your garbage can or on the swale. Please call (305) 460-5346 to schedule a pick-up of up to four tires.

How do I dispose of appliances and old furniture?

Appliance and old furniture collection is provided by appointment. Do not place appliances or old furniture out until you have contacted the Sanitation Division. Please call (305) 460-5346 to schedule a pick up. There is a $50 fee for appliances; special collection fees for furniture may apply.

Does the City offer two free pickups of trash each year?

No, the City of Coral Gables provides weekly collection of up to one cubic yard (about the size of a dishwasher) of yard waste and household items. An excess waste removal fee of $10/cubic yard applies to larger trash piles in excess of one cubic yard.

Can I put cardboard boxes or other household items on my trash pile at anytime during the week?

No, those items may only be placed out after 6:00 PM the night before your scheduled trash collection day. Residents are strongly encouraged to recycle all cardboard boxes, and place other household items in the garbage can. The trash pile should consist solely of yard waste.

What are the proper recycling procedures?

To view the City's recycling collection procedures, pick up schedule. and to see a list of items that can and cannot be recycled please visit the City's Recycling page

Last updated: 12/21/2016 4:10:03 PM