Prohibited Wastes Commercial Generators
The following is a list of wastes that are Not Acceptable for disposal in commercial solid waste collection cans, bags and containers within the City of Tampa and are designated as prohibited wastes in Section 26-147 of the City Code. Violators of the City Code may face penalties, including fines of up to $1,000.
1. Hazardous Wastes as listed in federal, state and local regulations. In addition, a substance may be hazardous if it is:
2. Substances containing concentrations of Heavy Metals, such as fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, thermometers, computer monitors, mercury oxide, lead acid or nickel cadmium (NiCad) batteries.
3. Wastes containing Asbestos.
4. Wastes containing PCB's.
5. Radioactive materials.
6. Biohazardous or Biomedical (infectious/red bag) wastes, including all types of needles, syringes, blades or sharps.
8. Liquid Wastes including, but not limited to, paints, solvents and fuels.
9. Sludge, including, but not limited to, septic tank, grease trap and industrial sludge.
10. Crankcase Oil.
11. Explosives and Ammunition.
12. Pressurized Gas Cylinders that are larger than one (1) gallon in size, such as welding cylinders, freon tanks and propane tanks (unless cylinder valves are removed).
13. Metal Drums or containers that are twenty (20) gallons or greater (unless at least one end has been removed and the drum is flattened).
14. Vehicular Gas Tanks (unless the tank is empty and flattened).
15. Dead Animals or animal wastes from slaughterhouses or seafood processors.
16. Wood treated with Creosote such as railroad ties or telephone poles.
17. Any waste deemed by the City as having the possibility of posing a threat to the environment, health or safety of citizens, employees or contractors, or causing damage to the City's or contractor's equipment.