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Solid Waste Management
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1100 Simonton St.
Suite 2-284
Key West, FL  33040

Ph: (305) 292-4432
Fx: (305) 292-4558

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hurricane Irma Debris Removal & Storm-Related Information

Regular collection schedules for recycling, garbage and yard waste has resumed in unincorporated Monroe County. This includes all areas that are accessible by collection trucks.

Please make sure recycling put in bins is not contaminated with hurricane debris.

No hazardous waste/electronic waste items should be put outside if possible. These items should be taken to any of the County’s three transfer stations. At this time, hazardous waste collection is accepted during all transfer station hours, which are Monday – Saturday, 8 am. to 3:30 p.m.

At this time, Monroe County homeowners or renters also can bring their hurricane debris to the transfer stations free of charge. This includes white goods, construction debris and yard waste.


The last day to put eligible hurricane debris on County and private roads in the Mile Marker 16 to 28 area (Lower Sugarloaf Key through Middle Torch Key) is Sunday, Jan. 14.

The final pass in this area will begin Monday, Jan. 15 and continue for several weeks until the debris has been collected. Leading up to the final pass start date, collection will continue in this area.

County public works crews will also perform a final pass on private roads in this area, moving any additional debris from the private road to the closest County right of way for collection by the County’s contractor. It is not necessary for residents on private roads to call to request a pick up.


In the very hardest hit areas of Little Torch Key, Big Pine Key and No Name Key (MM 28 to MM 40), a final date to put debris on County and private roads has not been set. Collections are continuing in these areas.


It remains illegal to put debris anywhere along U.S. 1 in the Keys – this includes between MM 16 and 40. The Florida Department of Transportation's contractors are currently conducting a final pass along U.S. 1 in the Keys.


The final pass on County roads is almost complete on Duck Key. The contractors will move next week to Conch Key and City of Layton to conduct the final pass.

In Key Largo and Tavernier, the final pass has been completed.

NOTE: Residents should follow all County hurricane debris removal requirements:

Stack hurricane related debris on the county right of way (road shoulder) in front of homes or on private road right of way in front of your home. It must not block the road or driveways.

Do not put debris on vacant lots or other property. It will not be picked up.
Separate into five groups as best you can: vegetative debris, seaweed, household appliances, non-vegetative debris and household hazardous waste, which includes paints, cleaners, etc. (It is recommended you bring your household hazardous waste to one of the County’s three transfer stations).

Hurricane debris needs to be separate from regular household trash. Contents of refrigerators should be thrown out in regular trash. This gets picked up by regular garbage collection.

Debris also should be kept away from fire hydrants and utility poles.
Avoid putting debris in plastic garbage bags on the right of way. If debris is put in garbage bags, it should be put in regular garbage bins for collection. Piles that contain any garbage bags may not be picked up.

Solid Waste Collection & Recycling

Monroe County contracts with four private franchise operators to provide solid waste collection and recycling for the Keys, excluding the City of Key West and the Village of Islamorada. Each of the County's private franchise operators covers a specific area shown on the map above. 

For Key West solid waste and recycling, call 305-296-8297.
For Village of Islamorada solid waste and recycling, call 305-853-3433. 

Solid waste disposal is currently handled by three transfer stations, where waste is prepared for transportation and disposal at an out-of-county location.

Transfer Stations

Residents can drop off items directly at the three County transfer stations between the hours of 8 am. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Cudjoe Key Transfer Station: Mile Marker 21.5 on the Overseas Highway at Blimp Road, 305-745-2513

Long Key Transfer Station: Mile Marker 68 on the Overseas Highway, 305-664-2263

Key Largo Transfer Station: 11100 County Road 905, 305-367-4236

Household hazardous waste is collected at each transfer station on specific days. For details, click here or call (305) 745-4307. 

View information about solid waste rates and fees.

Bulk Waste Pickup

Large items, including furniture, carpeting, appliances, can be removed free for residents. Call your service provider to schedule a pickup. See the hauler map above.

Mission Statement
The mission of Solid Waste Management is to provide for cost-efficient and environmentally proper collection, transportation, and disposition of solid waste generated in the county, excluding the City of Key West and the Village of Islamorada, as defined by various statutes, ordinances, and agreements.

Monroe County
1100 Simonton Street
Key West FL, 33040