Department Of Solid Waste

Department Of Solid Waste

Department of Solid Waste

Public Works

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.

Labor Day Solid Waste Collection Schedule

The collection schedule for City of Tampa customers with regularly scheduled collection days on Monday, September 1, 2014 will be affected by the Independence Day Holiday. More . . .

New!"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.

Mayor Buckhorn Rolls Out First of Compressed Natural Gas Fleet

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.More...

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.

New 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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