Christmas Holiday Solid Waste Collection Schedule

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The collection schedule for City of Tampa customers with regularly scheduled collection day on Thursday, December 25, 2014 will be affected by the Christmas 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 Thursday, December 25, 2014. A make-up collection for residential customers with service normally scheduled for Thursday will take place on Friday, December 26. Collection for residential customers with service normally scheduled for Friday, December 26, will take place on Saturday, December 27. Normal service schedules for residential customers will resume on Monday, December 29, 2014.
  • Commercial: Commercial accounts scheduled for service on Thursday, December 25 will be serviced on Friday, December 26. Collection will run one day behind for the remainder of the week. Normal collection schedules will resume Monday, December 29, 2014.
  • McKay Bay Transfer Station/Scale House will run a modified schedule on Christmas Eve, closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. The facility will be closed on Christmas Day. Normal schedule will resume on Friday, December 26, 2014.

The City of Tampa Christmas tree collection service will run Monday, December 29, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2014. Residents are asked to remove all decorations and lights, cut tree limbs to four feet lengths, bundle, and place at curbside on their regularly scheduled yard waste collection day.

For questions or concerns, please contact the City of Tampa Utilities Consolidated Call Center at (813) 274-8811, or visit the website at

NOTE: New Tampa residents are encouraged to contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management at (813) 272-5680 for their holiday collection schedule.