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12/5/2023 - New Fines For Non-compliant Solid Waste Collection Dec 4th



RIVIERA BEACH, FL. (December 5, 2023) – The City of Riviera Beach's Garbage and Recycling services, led by the Public Works Department, is announcing the implementation of new fines for non-compliant solid waste material, effective Monday, December 4, 2023. These measures are aimed at ensuring proper waste management and maintaining a clean and sustainable environment for our valued residents and businesses.


In collaboration with The Goode Companies of Florida, Inc. (GCI) - a solid waste collection services provider - the City of Riviera Beach has revolutionized the way it handles solid waste and recycling in our community. This partnership has allowed us to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in waste management, ultimately benefiting the entire city.


To ensure compliance, GCI will be placing non-compliant tags on any piles that do not meet the necessary guidelines. The tags will provide information on the violation, a contact phone number for further assistance, the date of the violation, and any other pertinent details. Residents will have 24 hours to rectify the violation. However, if the pile is brought into compliance within 24 hours, GCI will pick it up free of charge. Failure to comply within the given timeframe will result in GCI collecting the pile at the resident's expense. Any charges incurred will be added to the resident's utility bill.


The City kindly requests that residents adhere to the established garbage container placement schedule. Containers, including carts and recycling bins, should be placed at curbside no earlier than 12 hours before 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. In order to maintain the cleanliness of our surroundings, it is important that containers are promptly removed from curbside and returned to a designated area at the side or rear of the residence by no later than 12 hours after collection day.


Failure to do so will result in a 24-hour warning, as tagged by the City's Code Compliance Division.  After 24 hours, a charge of $25.00 will be applied to the customer's utility bill for each violation. Please note that each instance and subsequent 24-hour period in which the container is not removed will be considered a separate offense, resulting in an additional $25.00 charge per offense. These charges will be added to the resident’s utility bill.




The City of Riviera Beach appreciates the cooperation of our residents in complying with proper solid waste management guidelines. Together, we can create a cleaner, healthier, and more vibrant community.


For media inquiries and more information, please contact:


Brittany Collins

Public Information Officer

C: 561-371-1533