Drop-Off Center

The City of Deerfield Beach Recycling Drop-Off Center makes it easy to recycle and dispose of special wastes. The Drop-Off Center is open to City residents only. Please be prepared to pay with a credit card or checks made out to the City of Deerfield Beach. Cash will NOT be accepted. All prices are subject to change.

This is a community residential recycling drop-off center. Please do your part to help maintain the area. Avoid leaving items on the ground and drop off only appropriate materials. See below for items accepted.

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Accepted Recyclables

The recyclables accepted need to be clean and NOT placed in a plastic bag (as that is considered contamination) are as follows:

cans example of recyclingClean Cans

cardboard example of recyclingClean Cartons & Cardboard

plastic bottles examples of recyclingClean Plastic Bottles

Glass Bottles examples of recyclingClean Glass


We are thrilled to announce a new addition to the Deerfield Beach Drop-Off Center that will make it easier than ever to contribute to a greener and more sustainable community. Starting now, you can drop off your food waste at our center, expanding our commitment to reducing waste and promoting eco-friendly practices.

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Accepted Food Waste

fruits & veggies

Fruits & Veggies

meat & dairy

Meat & Dairy

bread & grains

Bread & Grains

coffee & teabags

Coffee & Teabags

egg shells Egg Shells

To ensure the efficient processing of these materials, remove ALL produce decals, stickers, rubber bands, twist ties, and anything that is NOT organic before dropping them off.

Other Materials Accepted

  • Antifreeze
  • Auto & Marine Batteries
  • Bulk Wastes (Limited)
  • Electronics
  • Make sure foam has the #6 - EPS recycling symbol on it.
  • Rinse or wipe food service containers.
  • No straws or lids.
  • Deposit small pieces of foam in a clear or translucent bag.
  • Make sure foam has the #6 - EPS recycling symbol on it.
  • Rinse or wipe food service containers.
  • No straws or lids.
  • Deposit small pieces of foam in a clear or translucent bag.
  • Latex Paint
  • NICAD & Rechargeable Batteries
  • Scrap Metals
  • Shredding
  • Toner & Printer Cartridges
Tires < 18" $7
Tires < 18" with rim $12
Tires > 18" $15
Tires > 18" with rim $25
Used Motor Oil Per Gallon $0.27

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Bulk Wastes Disposal (Limited)

The City is now accepting small amounts of residential bulk at the DOC. Bulk items must adhere to the following guidelines and is available for Deerfield Beach residents ONLY (proof of residency must be shown):

  • Residents can bring up to 2 cubic yards of bulk or small items. 
  • Examples of bulk items accepted at the DOC include toilets, washers or dryers, wood doors, and TVs. 
  • It is the resident’s responsibility to unload the materials from the vehicle into the roll-off dumpster provided.
  • Items can be dropped off once per week. 
  • Bulk items may be turned away if they do not comply with these guidelines. 

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The City’s Household Hazardous Waste collection program allows Deerfield Beach residents to bring hazardous household items to the DOC (Drop-Off Center) for safe disposal.

Upcoming HHW Collection Events

Date Location
December 9, 2023 401 SW 4th St, DFB
June 22, 2024 401 SW 4th St, DFB

Acceptable Hazardous Waste

  • Aerosol Products
  • Ammonia 
  • Auto & Boat Fluids 
  • Bleach 
  • Charcoal Starters
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fertilizers 
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Gasoline
  • Herbicides 
  • Household Cleaners 
  • Lawn & Garden Chemicals 
  • Kerosene 
  • Lighter Fluid 
  • Mercury Thermometers 
  • Nail Polish Remover 
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Pesticides 
  • Photo Chemicals 
  • Pool Chemicals 
  • Rust Remover 
  • Solvents 
  • Spot Remover 
  • Turpentine 
  • Wood Strippers & Stains

Important Restrictions

The contractor reserves the right to refuse any material that is not acceptable. 

  • Residential waste only - No business, school, or government waste 
  • No explosives, ammunition, flares, or fireworks (call your local fire department) 
  • No medical or infectious waste 
  • No containers over 5 gallons 
  • Total volume may not exceed 25 gallons per visit 

Remember: It is dangerous to place any oil wastes, dangerous substances, or hazardous material out for garbage collection.

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Shred Events

The City of Deerfield Beach will now be hosting quarterly shred events around the City. Free shredding is open to Deerfield Beach residents only and should bring proof of residency with them such as a driver's license or utility bill.

  • Shred events take place from 8 am to 12 pm.
  • Each resident can bring a maximum of two boxes of material to shred.
  • It is the resident's responsibility to remove all large metal and plastic clips, spines, and plastic notebook covers. File folders, paperclips, and staples are acceptable.

Upcoming Shred Events

Date Location
Nov 18, 2023 Pioneer Park, 217 NE 5th Ave, DFB
Feb 10, 2024 Fire Station 66, 590 S Powerline Rd, DFB
May 11, 2024 Central City Campus, 401 SW 4th St, DFB
Aug 10, 2024 Fire Station 66, 590 S Powerline Rd, DFB