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Yard Waste Collection

The Yard Waste Recycling Program is currently being expanded and pickup service will be citywide in the next few years. Yard Waste is recycled to reduce the amount of waste going into the waste stream.

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Yard waste is collected once a week at curbside from residences.

To report a missed pickup, please call Customer Service at (813) 348-1111. 

All organic wastes collected are taken to a private facility where they are processed into mulch and sold for commercial use.

  • Grass clippings, leaves and branches must be bagged, or bundled and tied in 4-feet lengths and placed at curbside for pickup. 

  • Yard waste cannot exceed a combined weight of 50 lbs per bag, bundle, or container. In the interest of safety, containerized and bundled yard waste may not protrude from the top of the container.

  • Bags/bundles must be positioned curbside at a distance of 3 feet from blue trash carts.

Bundled yard waste
Correctly tied yard waste

Bagged yard waste pickup
Collection of bagged yard waste