Garbage Collection in Sunny Isles Beach

Miami-Dade County provides garbage collection service for single-family homes in Sunny Isles Beach.

Garbage collection occurs twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. Residential trash and garbage receptacles may not be placed for curbside pickup more than 24 hours before pickup and all receptacles must be removed from the curbside within 24 hours after pickup.

Oversized trash such as furniture and household appliances should not be placed in the dumpsters or left next to them. Instead, you should take them to one of the 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers.


Place your green waste cart at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day.

Place the cart within 3 feet of the street and at least 5 feet from mailboxes, parked cars or other obstacles. The wheels must face your home.

Don’t stack items on top of or alongside your waste cart. They can’t and won’t be collected.

Moving into a new home

When you move into an existing home, a waste cart should already be there. If you don’t find one, call 311 to place an order.

You may also call 311 to confirm the account has been updated under your name. If it has not, you will be required to provide proof of ownership such as a copy of your warranty deed or your closing statement.

If you’re the owner of a newly-constructed home, call the department’s Residential Billing Unit at 305-594-1630. An account will be created and your waste cart ordered. Carts will not be delivered until the home is occupied, so please order your cart once you’ve moved in.

Until your carts arrive, please place garbage in garbage bags. Bags placed at the curbside can weigh no more than 50 pounds each.

Service Complaint

If your garbage is not picked up on your collection day, report the missed pickup by submitting an online service request or calling 311.

Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cart

Each household is provided with a standard 96-gallon green waste cart. To exchange your standard 96-gallon waste cart for a smaller 35-gallon or 65-gallon cart, call 311.

If your waste or recycling cart is damaged in the collection process, call 311 or report a damaged green waste cart online and Miami-Dade County will repair or replace your cart free of charge.

If your cart is damaged because of misuse, modification or placement of unacceptable materials, you will be responsible for purchasing a replacement cart at a cost of $50.

If your cart is stolen, call the police department (non-emergency number) and obtain a case number. Then contact 311 with the police case number. A replacement cart will be delivered to you at no charge.

Special Assistance

If you are disabled or need assistance moving your waste cart to the curb, you can apply for special assistance waste collection service by calling 311.


This service is provided through your $484 fee which is a non-ad valorem assessment your annual tax bill.

If in a special case you received a bill for waste collection service fees or additional cart fees, you may pay your bill online. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card are accepted and there are no convenience charges for paying online. Customers who receive a bill can also pay by mail or in person. See your bill for more details.

Bulk Waste Pickup

Each household is allowed two large bulk waste pickups per year, which must be scheduled with the County by the resident. To schedule a bulk waste pick-up, residents can call either the Miami-Dade County Answer Center at 311 or Miami-Dade County Solid Waste at 305.594.1500.  Bulky waste must not be left out before 24 hours ahead of the scheduled pickup time. Bulky waste is not allowed on the swale prior to obtaining a pickup confirmation.

Read More About Bulk Waste Pickup with Miami Dade County

More Information

  • Trash pickup in condominiums and hotels is handled by private refuse companies.
  • Prior to hurricane season, plan large landscaping cleanups and tree pruning to coincide with scheduled pickups.
  • Both Miami-Dade County Solid Waste and Sunny Isles Beach Code Compliance and Licensing Department enforce code regulations regarding waste pickup.

Recycling Pickup (Miami Dade County)

Recycling is also handled by Miami-Dade County. Recycling collection takes place every other Monday. To find the next pickup date for your address, visit

Recycling in Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach is ECOMMITTED

As part of our pledge to be “ECOMMITTED,” the City of Sunny Isles Beach is increasing recycling efforts in our parks and on our beach. Recycling bins can be found at Pelican Community Park, Samson Oceanfront Park, Town Center Park and our beach access pathways. Temporary recycling bins are also located at all of our special events.

The recyclables with the greatest impact are bottles, cans and paper. When it comes to plastic bottles, caps are now recyclable, but you must place them back on the empty container before tossing them in the bin. Be mindful that placing non-recyclable garbage into recycling containers increases the cost of the recycling process and increases the cost of garbage and recycling collection service. The best practice is to put all the right recyclables in the recycling container and all non-recyclables in the trash can. In Sunny Isles Beach, we have single stream recycling, which means that all recycling bins collect cans, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard, and magazines. We do not, however, collect glass objects. Please be sure to place any glass in the trash can.