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S.W.E.E.P.

Collections will no longer take place on Saturdays, but during the work week Monday - Friday.
Note: ONE pick up PER HOUSEHOLD

The Solid Waste Enhanced Environment Program (S.W.E.E.P.) continues to provide services designed to improve the quality of life throughout Tampa's neighborhoods. In addition to regular trash, recycling, and yard waste services the Department's S.W.E.E.P. program provides residents with thirty-six, weeklong, neighborhood clean-ups each year. Over the past 5-years, S.W.E.E.P. has removed 13,489 tons of bulk trash items and debris from Tampa's neighborhoods.

To ensure a balance of continuous program improvement with adequate scheduling of staff and equipment, clean-up routes are monitored prior to each neighborhood cleanup and signage is posted throughout the area receiving service. 

Please review the S.W.E.E.P. schedule to determine the collection week designated for your neighborhood. Place your bulky items at the curbside the week of the clean-up...and the Solid Waste Special Services team will take care of the rest!

Set Out Requirements:

Items must be placed at curbside, on the right of way in front of your residence by the designated time. Items placed in front of vacant homes, or lots will  be treated as illegal dumping, and will not be collected by the S.W.E.E.P team.

To prevent damage and injury to equipment, property, and personnel please avoid placing items under low hanging tree limbs; on or near electrical/phone lines, water meters, and utility boxes.

Set Out Times:

The earliest that items may be placed curbside is 5-days prior to the first day of a SWEEP clean-up.

  • The latest that items may be placed curbside is the Monday on the week of a
    SWEEP clean-up.

  • All SWEEP items must be set out NO LATER than 6:00 a.m.

Acceptable Debris/Materials:
  • Acceptable debris/materials:
  • Household appliances
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Tires without rims (up to 4)
  • Carpet
  • Yard waste (cut down to 4 feet lengths)
  • Barbecue grills
  • Toilets
  • Railroad ties (cut down to 4 feet lengths)
Items NOT accepted:  
  • Building materials (sheds, fences, tile, pipe, wood/plywood, brick, concrete blocks, roofing material, doors, windows, drywall) 

  • Hazardous Materials & Electronics*
  • Pressurized gas cylinders> Explosives/ammunition

  • Liquid waste (paints, solvents, oil or fuels*)

  • Metal drums
  • Tires with rims
  • Boats

*These materials may be taken to one of the City's Household Chemical & Electronics Collections for safe and environmentally safe disposal.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The City reserves the right to refuse items as necessary. Piles of debris deemed to be excessively large may incur additional disposal costs.