City of Tampa Solid Waste Department Activates Storm Debris Management Contractor

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The City of Tampa Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management Department is prepared to begin removing storm debris.  In response to the additional waste generated as a result of Hurricane Irma, the Department has activated its debris management contractor, Ceres Environmental, to focus exclusively on storm debris.  Citywide storm debris collection service will be provided 7 days a week beginning Thursday, September 14th through October 27, 2017; 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.   Residents should place items curbside as soon as they can safely do so following the guidelines below: 


Storm Debris Collection Guidelines   


  • Separate debris into the following categories; vegetative (un-bagged), construction and demolition, appliances and white goods (i.e. refrigerators, washers, etc.), and electronics.
  • Safety remains a priority, please be sure that debris is clear of any electrical lines, water meters, storm drains, drainage ditches, mail boxes and fire hydrants.
  • Crews cannot enter private property without an approved right of entry agreement.


While we are currently accepting storm debris at the McKay Bay Disposal Facility, we encourage residents to wait for the storm debris collection service, and avoid the inconvenience and long wait times. 


Regular garbage, recycling and yard waste services will continue to be provided by the City of Tampa Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management Department in addition to the storm related collection service. 


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