Solid Waste Holiday Collection Schedule
The City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste & Environmental
Program Management has discontinued holiday make-up days for the
collection of residential waste and recycling following single-day
observed holidays. This change was implemented as part of the City of
Tampa's Efficiency and Effectiveness Task Force efforts. The
change streamlines operations, increases efficiency, and improves
service quality, while at the same time reduce operating costs. (News
Please Note: New Tampa
residents are encouraged to contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste
Management at (813) 272-5680 for their Holiday Collection schedule,
or (813) 274-8811 for utility billing questions.
The City of Tampa Department
of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management has expanded the payment
options at the McKay Bay Scale House.
Bay Scale House will move from a cash only operation to also include credit
cards and debit cards with a MasterCard or Visa logo as methods of payment. The
City of Tampa has implemented the new service with the goal of improving the
payment transaction process at the McKay Bay Facility.
Residential customers who choose to use a credit card as the form of payment
will no longer be required to leave a cash deposit on their inbound weigh;
instead, a quick credit card validation will take place. Upon exiting the McKay
Bay Facility, customers' vehicles will be re-weighed and the credit card
transaction will be processed for the appropriate amount. Additionally,
commercial private haulers are offered the convenience of using a credit card to
pay for their current transactions, which provides an alternate payment option
when the funds in their solid waste accounts are depleted.
For questions or concerns,
please contact the City of Tampa Utility Services Customer Care at (813)
348-1111, or visit
the website at
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.
"Replacing our older,
diesel-powered garbage trucks with CNG trucks is good business. They
will save taxpayer's money, and are environmentally-friendly and
more efficient," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "This is just the
beginning for our fleet of CNG vehicles."
The City of Tampa recently purchased five new CNG-powered garbage
trucks and will add five more to replace aging diesel trucks to its
fleet by 2014.
The environmentally-friendly vehicles emit about 40 percent less
greenhouse gases, offer extended engine life, and cost less to
maintain. The new CNG vehicles will save $1.85 - $2.00 per gallon in
fuel costs, or approximately $152,000 annually.
The trucks will fuel up at the CNG station at Tampa International
Airport, which is operated by Clean Energy, the largest provider of
natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. It opened in