Sanitation

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials can be dropped off at the Polk County landfill hazardous waste station or the Public Works Department during the Spring Clean-up Week every March. For additional hazardous materials drop-off information, please contact Public Works at 863-298-5458.

Recycling Day - Thursday

The City of Lake Alfred has a residential sanitation service and lightning loader service for large debris. All collection fees are added to the monthly utility water bills.

The city shall collect a service charge, or fee, based upon the following schedules:

Residential Collections Rate Schedule - Inside City Limits

Rate schedule for single-family dwellings and mobile homes or apartment buildings using receptacles, for one collection per week:

Residential Collection ServicePer CollectionPer Month
One standard 95-gallon receptacle
(Smaller containers are available by request and are charged as same monthly fee as standard 95-gallon receptacles)
N/A$20.66
Each additional receptacle over 95 gallons, per receptacleN/A$7
For each additional collection, per collection request; or for items placed outside of receptacle$7.21N/A


Residential Collections for Recycling Rate Schedule, Inside City Limits Only

Recycling ServicePer CollectionPer Month
Single-family dwellings and mobile homes or apartment buildings using receptacle, for one collection per week by private contractorN/A$2.60


Commercial Collections of Solid Waste Rates

Standard Commercial Fees (95-Gallon Receptacle, Maximum) for one collection per week: 

Commercial Collection ServicePer CollectionPer Month

One standard 95-gallon receptacle
(Smaller containers are available by request and are charged as same monthly fee as standard 95-gallon receptacles)

N/A$20.75
Each additional receptacle, per receptacleN/A$10.40
For each additional collection, per collection request$12.50N/A
For items placed outside of receptacle, per collection$7N/A


  • All residential customers shall make a deposit of an amount equal to two months' billing before the beginning of collections from such customers, the deposit to be refunded at the termination of the service.
  • Commercial customers shall make a deposit of an amount equal to two months' billing before the beginning of collections from such customers, the deposit to be returned at the termination of the service.
  • Mobile home parks or apartment buildings inside the city using dumpsters shall pay $14.50 per month for each mobile home or apartment or trailer space provided, for one collection per week.
  • From each monthly charge set forth in this section, $0.84 shall be set aside and placed in a renewal and replacement fund by the city treasurer and used to fund the replacement of city sanitation equipment. In addition, from each monthly charge set forth in this section, $2.16 shall be set aside and placed in a vehicle replacement fund by the city treasurer and used for the sole purpose of funding the replacement of sanitation garbage trucks.
  • In addition to the above charges an additional fuel adjustment charge of $4.06 per customer, per month shall be charged on each utility billing statement as a fuel adjustment charge. This fuel adjustment charge shall be increased by 3% each October 1 after the effective date of the ordinance from which this section derives.

Debris Removal Rates

  • Brush: $5 per scoop (see note)
  • Junk: $5.50 per scoop
  • Contractor Debris: $10 per scoop

Note: No cost for three scoops of yard debris per week.