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The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management has expanded the payment options at the McKay Bay Scale House. McKay 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 tampagov.net/solidwaste.
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 March 2012.