Department Of Solid Waste
Department Of Solid Waste
Department of Solid Waste
The Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management provides environmentally safe, time responsive, and cost effective collection, disposal and recycling services for over 79,000 residential and commercial customers. The department also oversees the city's Environmental Programs. Approximately 360,000 tons of solid waste are processed annually at the McKay Bay Refuse-to-Energy Facility where it is converted to electrical energy.
Veterans Day Solid Waste Collection Schedule
The collection schedule for City of Tampa customers with regularly scheduled collection day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 will be affected by the Veterans Day holiday. The modified holiday collection schedule is as follows:
- Residential: There will be no garbage, yard-waste recycling, or blue-box/green cart recycling collection on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Garbage collection will resume on the next scheduled service day, which is Friday, November 14, 2014. Blue box/green cart recycling and yard waste collection will resume on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
- Commercial: Commercial accounts scheduled for service on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 will be serviced on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Collection will run one day behind for the remainder of the week. Normal collection schedules will resume Monday, November 17, 2014.
- McKay Bay Transfer Station and Scale House will be closed on Veterans Day, and the normal schedule will resume on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
For questions or concerns, please contact the City of Tampa Utilities Consolidated Call Center at (813) 274-8811, or visit the website at www.tampagov.net/solidwaste.
NOTE: New Tampa residents are encouraged to contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management at (813) 272-5680 for their holiday collection schedule.
"Be Smart, Use Your Cart" Automated Residential Recycling Program
The citywide response from residents to the Be Smart, Use Your Cart automated residential recycling program has been overwhelmingly positive. Recycling participation in areas that have received their green 96-gallon recycling carts has more than doubled. This means that Tampa residents are recycling more than ever!
Because demand for recycling carts has been much higher than anticipated, cart distribution will be slightly delayed for some residents. All affected residents will be notified via mail and will receive a recycling cart once the next order of carts arrives.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact the City of Tampa Utilities Consolidated Call Center at (813) 274-8811, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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City of Tampa Introduces Automated Recycling
In February 2013, the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management launched a new way to recycle. Be Smart, Use Your Cart is an exciting, new automated recycling program for City of Tampa residents. Over an 18-month period, the 14-gallon blue bins currently used to store recyclables at the curb will replaced with a 96-gallon green recycling cart, complete with technology that will make them easier to track. More...
Payment Options at McKay Bay Scale House
The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management has expanded the payment options at the McKay Bay Scale House
Commercial Hauler Franchise Fees
Beginning July 1, 2012 the City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management established a new ordinance that differentiates payment requirements for fees paid by commercial solid waste haulers, from the fees paid by self-hauling businesses that conduct solid waste collection and/or disposal services within the City of Tampa service area.
Solid Waste Rates
In a letter mailed to Tampa residents during the months of December 2011 and January 2012 the City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management laid out its proposal for a recommended, Residential & Commercial, rate increase over the next 4-years.
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