The Villages beautiful Lake Sumter

Curbside Residential Sanitation Collection Information

In an effort to maintain the aesthetic quality of our beautiful community, we are pleased to provide you with information regarding trash collection, curbside recycling and the disposal of household hazardous waste.

Sanitation services are a contractual provision of your declaration of restrictions and are charged to Village Residents on a year round basis irrespective of whether or not the home is occupied. The charge for sanitation services will continue to appear on your monthly combined bill that is sent by the VCDD Utility Billing and Customer Service Division for your respective utility service area.

The Sanitation and Recycling information is provided below based on the area in The Villages in which you live. If you have any questions about this information or need assistance determining which information applies to your home, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.

Curbside Residential Sanitation Collection Information

Village Community Development Districts 1-11 located in Sumter County, Marion County & The Villages of Fruitland Park:

Effective December 27, 2012 The North Sumter County Utility Dependent District (NSCUDD) became the provider of the solid waste sanitation services for the Marion and Sumter County portion of The Villages located in VCDD Nos. 1 thorough 10 when it purchased Sumter Sanitation. Sumter Sanitation also provides services to VCDD No. 11 in Lake County. The Sumter Sanitation services are contracted through CH2M HILL/Jacobs.

Beginning October 1, 2020, all solid waste and yard waste in the Village Community Development Districts 1-11, located in Sumter County, Marion County and The Villages of Fruitland Park, will be collected and transported by Jacobs to the Covanta Lake II, Inc. Energy from Waste (EfW) facility in Okahumpka.

  • Sanitation Billing Questions: 352-750-0000
  • Sumter Sanitation Pickup Questions: 352-748-0109

Frequently Asked Questions
2023 Holiday Pick-Up Schedule
Sumter Sanitation Fund Rates
NSCUDD Solid Waste Management Plan

Bulk Item Information

Items such as office/desk or kitchen chairs, small lamps (bulbs removed) and ceiling fans (blades removed) can be placed with your household waste for disposal. Large items such as appliances, couches, flat screen TVs, microwaves and grills must be scheduled for pickup by calling Sumter Sanitation at 352-748-0109. A charge of $10.00 will be added to your monthly utility bill for this service in the NSCUDD service area. Bulk pickups must be canceled at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled collection date or the charge will apply.

Covanta Information

Sumter County residents of The Villages residing south of SR 44:

For those residents of The Villages residing south of State Road 44, sanitation services are provided by Tri-County Sanitation. If you live in District 12, your sanitation services are provided on Tuesday and Friday. If you live in District 13, your sanitation services are provided on Monday and Thursday.

Tri-County Sanitation Rate Schedule
Tri-County Sanitation Rate Schedule (Effective 8-1-2022)
Frequently Asked Questions
2023 Holiday Pick-up Schedule

Town of Lady Lake and unincorporated Lake County Residents:

Waste Management is the sanitation service provider for the residents that reside in the Town of Lady Lake portion of The Villages. Waste Management bills those residents directly.

  • Waste Management Billing Questions: 352-787-4416
  • Waste Management Pickup Questions: 352-787-4416

Recycle Change Information Effective December 1, 2020
2023 Holiday Pick-Up Schedule

Lake County Solid Waste provides services to those residents residing in the Lake County portion of The Villages (not including VCDD No. 11).

  • Lake County Solid Waste Billing Questions: 352-343-3776
  • Lake County Solid Waste Pickup Questions: 352-343-3776

2022 Holiday Pick-Up Schedule

Citizen Drop Off Areas

Depending on the county in which you live, there may be areas you can drop off solid waste or other household materials.  For additional information, please contact the county in which you reside:

Sumter County – visit or call (352) 689-4400

Marion County – visit or call (352) 671-8465

Lake County – visit or call (352) 343-3776

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at to report any concerns you might have.