The Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program
Management uses three different methods to collect household
garbage. They are manual, semi-automated, and fully automated
Manual collection vehicles are operated by one driver who is responsible
for driving and loading debris into the truck. The design of the low
entry cab allows the operator to safely step in and out of the truck in
order to efficiently perform their task.
The driver operates a mechanical arm on the vehicle, which is made to
load a specially designed refuse cart into the body of the truck.
Semi-automated helps reduce injuries and other possible hazards from
Fully-automated refuse collection
is a new technologically advanced
waste collection system designed to improve collection efficiency,
enhance performance, improve customer relations and reduce both
operational workers and worker's compensation cost. The operator uses a
set of hand controls to mechanically lift and return a roll out cart
from the homeowner's curbside. For
more information on this program please call the the City of Tampa
Utility Services Customer Care at (813) 348-1111.