America's Family Owned Waste Company

Arwood Waste is America's largest privately owned waste company serving the community for over 30 years.


Roll Off Containers, Waste and Portable Sanitation

Arwood Waste specializes in recycling, curbside pick-up, portable toilet rentals, as well as roll-off dumpsters, front load dumpsters, and compactor rentals. Today, Arwood Waste is a full service waste company offering commercial dumpsters for restaurants and retail locations as well as roll off construction dumpster rentals, portable sanitation rentals and much more!


Arwood Waste was formed in 1978 by the Arwood family. The company was started in an effort to clean up and reuse scrap metal. A firm foundation of collecting, reusing and recycling glass, scrap metal and wood has led to 30 years of success in the waste disposal and sanitation industry. Their consistent concern for the environment, forward thinking and innovation, has put AW on a path to become a nationwide waste management and portable sanitation leader.

Arwood Waste’s first major success occurred in 1984 when they landed their first large customer to haul construction waste for a major residential construction company in Jacksonville, Florida. What set AW apart from others in the industry was their extra concern for quality and service. A completed residential clean up job has always involved leaving the site better than when they arrived. In 1988, the family purchased their first roll off garbage truck and continued expanding through residential and commercial waste management services. In keeping with a strong belief in reusable waste, many of AW’s advertising signs were made with repurposed wood and paint.


The Arwood family built their business on the foundation of hard work, biblical principles, honesty, and humility. As a result, Arwood Waste became known for its dependability and the company’s innovative ideas drove positive change within the industry.

In 1997, seeing the potential of the internet as a tool for future business growth, Arwood Waste launched its first website. In 2004, AW began establishing a nationwide network of waste management and portable sanitation companies. Today AW oversees locally serviced waste disposal, garbage collection, demolition, portable sanitation, and storage rental services across the United States.

Caring for the community has always been a priority for the Arwood family. Through personally funded and inspired initiatives like National Garbage Man Day, Space Waste Solutions, and The Recycle Guide, they continue to seek opportunities to raise awareness and educate about the waste management industry, garbage workers, and environmental conservation. Since 2014 alone, National Garbage Man Day received recognition and proclamations from hundreds of state governors, mayors, and city councils across the United States. For the Arwood family, their joy comes from seeing more and more garbage collectors celebrated and appreciated in their communities for the hard work they daily accomplish. Continuing to look forward at ways to solve future waste management needs, Arwood Waste has launched Space Waste Solutions to explore potential solutions to the growing problem of orbiting space trash around the Earth.


Running a waste management company is one of the most challenging jobs in America. Managing their unique personnel, dealing with the many job hazards of handling trash everyday, and serving such a wide customer base regularly presents issues that keep the Arwood family on their toes! Their continued philosophy is not about making money but about doing what they can to make the world a better place for everyone. Commitment to family, caring for the community, and taking care of the environment are the hallmarks of Arwood Waste and continue to drive AW’s vision forward.

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