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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Mike Herr, Solid Waste Director
(813) 274-7883
Christmas Holiday Solid Waste Collection Schedule
Tampa, FL December 20, 2013 - The collection schedule for City of Tampa customers with regularly scheduled collection day on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 will be affected by the Christmas holiday. The modified holiday collection schedule is as follows:
  • Residential: Garbage, yard-waste recycling, or blue-box/green cart recycling will not be affected by the Christmas holiday.
  • Commercial: Commercial accounts scheduled for service on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 will be serviced on Thursday, December 26. Collection will run one day behind for the remainder of the week. Normal collection schedules will resume Monday, December 30, 2013.
  • McKay Bay Transfer Station/Scale House will run a modified schedule on Christmas Eve, closing at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2012. The facility will be closed on Christmas Day. Normal schedule will resume on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
The City of Tampa Christmas tree collection service will run Monday, December 30, 2013 through Friday, January 3, 2014. Residents are asked to remove all decorations and lights, cut tree limbs to four feet in length, bundle, and place at curbside on their regularly scheduled yard waste collection day.

For questions or concerns, please contact the City of Tampa Utilities Consolidated Call Center at (813) 274-8811, or visit the website at www.tampagov.net/solidwaste.

NOTE: New Tampa residents are encouraged to contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management at (813) 272-5680 for their holiday collection schedule.

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