The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in the Continental United States


Commercial Recycling & Garbage

All Commercial Units or persons involved in a commercial use of a property must have at least minimal solid waste service according to City Code.

What does that mean?  If you and another commercial account want to share a garbage container, recycling container or both... You can.  This requires obtaining a notarized Commercial Sharing Account Agreement that has been signed by parties sharing account, Waste Management and the City Solid Waste Coordinator.

Minimum does not always mean the smallest container available, it means the size recycling and garbage containers required for your business (or businesses).  If either container is overflowing on a regular basis, you are not meeting the minimum standard and are being charged for overages that over time add up, it is best to work with Waste Management and your City representative to ensure you have the right size service for your needs. 

Recycling is Easy in the City of Key West!

All recycling goes into a single container!  As long as your recycling is clean it can all go into the same container.  If you have large amounts of cardboard it is sometimes easier to get a dumpster just for cardboard or bundle broken down cardboard with a string and place beside container.  We recommend breaking down cardboard on the side and placing at top of dumpster. 

Design your account to work for you.  How many days a week recycling and garbage do you need, what are the best days and what are the best size containers to suit your needs?  All of this is up to you.

Do you need weekend service?  Let us know!

Check out Waste Management Toolkit for Commercial Recycling!


Contact Us

Dee Dee Green,
Solid Waste Coordinator
  • Business: (305) 809-3776
  • Staff Directory
  • Office hours Monday-Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm. Service hours Monday-Sunday 4:00am till 4:00pm.

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