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The Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management provides environmentally safe, time responsive, and cost effective collection, disposal and recycling services for over 79,000 residential and commercial customers. The department also oversees the city's Environmental Programs. Approximately 360,000 tons of solid waste are processed annually at the McKay Bay Refuse-to-Energy Facility where it is converted to electrical energy.

Spring Day Solid Waste Collection Schedule

Tampa, FL April 14, 2014 - City of Tampa Solid Waste customers with regularly scheduled collection on Friday, April 18, 2014 will be affected by the Spring Day Holiday. The modified holiday collection schedule is as follows:

  • Residential: There will be no garbage, yard waste, or recycling collection on Friday, April 18, 2014. Garbage collection will resume on the next scheduled service day, which is Tuesday, April 22, 2014, and recycling and yard waste collection will resume on Friday, April 25, 2014.

  • Commercial: Commercial accounts scheduled for service on Friday, April 18, 2014 will be serviced on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Normal collection schedules will resume Monday, April 21, 2014.

  • McKay Bay Transfer Station and Scale House will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014, and the normal schedule will resume on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

    For residents with questions or concerns, please contact the City of Tampa Utility Services Call Center at (813) 348-1111

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

"Be Smart, Use Your Cart" Automated Residential Recycling Program

The citywide response from residents to the Be Smart, Use Your Cart automated residential recycling program has been overwhelmingly positive. Recycling participation in areas that have received their green 96-gallon recycling carts has more than doubled. This means that Tampa residents are recycling more than ever!

Because demand for recycling carts has been much higher than anticipated, cart distribution will be slightly delayed for some residents. All affected residents will be notified via mail and will receive a recycling cart once the next order of carts arrives.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact the City of Tampa Utilities Consolidated Call Center at (813) 274-8811, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2014 Household Chemical & Electronic Collection

The 2014 City of Tampa Household Chemical & Electronics Collection event will be held on
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More. . .

Mayor Buckhorn Rolls Out First of Compressed Natural Gas Fleet

Mayor Bob Buckhorn rolls out the first of the city's new compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste vehicles on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Tampa International Airport's CNG station. The station is located at 4750 West South Avenue. More...
 

City of Tampa Introduces Automated Recycling

In February 2013, the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management launched a new way to recycle. Be Smart, Use Your Cart is an exciting, new automated recycling program for City of Tampa residents. Over an 18-month period, the 14-gallon blue bins currently used to store recyclables at the curb will replaced with a 96-gallon green recycling cart, complete with technology that will make them easier to track. More...

 

Payment Options at McKay Bay Scale House

The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management has expanded the payment options at the McKay Bay Scale House.
 

Commercial Hauler Franchise Fees

Beginning July 1, 2012 the City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management established a new ordinance that differentiates payment requirements for fees paid by commercial solid waste haulers, from the fees paid by self-hauling businesses that conduct solid waste collection and/or disposal services within the City of Tampa service area.
 

New Solid Waste Rates

In a letter mailed to Tampa residents during the months of December 2011 and January 2012 the City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management laid out its proposal for a recommended, Residential & Commercial, rate increase over the next 4-years.

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