Solid Waste & Recycling

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The Department of Environmental and Engineering Services reminds residents that disinfecting wipes, paper towels, and napkins should not be flushed down the toilet as they disrupt sewage flow further downstream. Please dispose of these items in your garbage. Thank you.

ATTENTION MARGATE BUSINESSES: If you need to make changes to your garbage collection services due to Waste Management’s changes in operation as a result of COVID-19, please contact Waste Management directly at (954) 974-7500.


The City of Margate has awarded an exclusive franchise to Waste Management for the collection of residential curbside garbage and recycling, commercial garbage, and multi-family recycling.

Waste Wizard

The Waste Wizard search tool allows residents to type in any keyword and get disposal tips. Not sure what items go into the recycling cart or the garbage cart? Waste Wizard will allow residents to easily search for how to properly dispose of hundreds of different materials including hazardous waste, bulk and yard waste.

TracEZ System

Waste Management now provides online support through their new TracEZ system:

Residential Customers

Residential customers consist of households that receive curbside collection of garbage.

Multi-Family Residential Customers

Rental apartment communities and owner-occupied multi-family communities that have opted to join the City’s exclusive franchise are provided garbage, recycling, and monthly bulk collection services through the City’s exclusive franchise. To establish, change, or discontinue collection services, multi-family residential customers should contact Waste Management directly at 954-974-7500. 

Multi-family residential customers are to provide their residents with access to recycling. A minimum capacity of one 95-gallon recycling cart collected weekly shall be provided for every eight (8) units in the community. Equivalent dumpster capacity and/or more frequent collections may be used to provide the minimum capacity. 

Commercial Customers

As required by City code (Sec. 19-5), all buildings, structures, and lands within the City shall subscribe to garbage collection services through the City’s exclusive franchise. To establish, change, or discontinue garbage collection services, commercial customers should contact Waste Management directly at 954-974-7500.


Commercial establishments are also encouraged to recycle and may contact a registered recovered materials hauler to establish recycling collection services. Please note that all recyclable materials must be source separated; meaning that recyclable materials shall be separated from garbage and trash by the commercial establishment where the recyclable materials and garbage is generated. 

Any recyclable material container containing ten percent (10%) or more, by weight or volume, of non-recyclable materials shall be considered garbage and be subject to collection by the City’s franchised waste hauler for a fee.

Any business that wishes to haul recoverable material from commercial locations within the City must submit their annual registration by September 30 every year.

Commercial Recovered Materials Hauler

The City’s Registered Recovered Materials Haulers are:

  • Coastal Waste & Recycling: 954-947-4000
  • Great Waste: 305-297-1530
  • Panzarella Waste & Recycling Services: 954-320-9594
  • Republic Services: 954-583-1830
  • Waste Connections of Florida: 305-638-3800
  • Waste Management: 954-974-7500

Commercial Recovered Materials Hauler Application (PDF)