Solid Waste Department Expands Disposal Service to Control the spread of the Zika Virus

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Stagnant water in old tires can become a haven for mosquitoes.  The City of Tampa is taking proactive measures to protect citizens and visitors from the Zika Virus.  Beginning Saturday, February 13, 2016 through Saturday, February 20, 2016 City of Tampa residents are being offered several opportunities to dispose of unwanted/unused tires that serve as mosquito breeding sites through the tire amnesty collection event.

The tire amnesty collection event is open to all City of Tampa residents.  During this amnesty collection period, each resident will be allowed to drop off up to 8 tires, without rims, at the McKay Bay Refuse-to-Energy facility located at 114 South 34th Street, Tampa, Florida 33605 during normal hours of operation.  City of Tampa residents are also reminded that their normal collection service allows them to place up to four tires, without rims, at the curb for disposal on their scheduled garbage collection day. 

Please note, free disposal at the McKay Bay Refuse-to-Energy facility will require a City of Tampa utility bill and matching identification.  Normal disposal fees will apply to business owners.

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

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

For additional information, please contact: 

Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director

(813) 274-8262