The Residential Division is responsible for providing trash, recycling and yard waste collection to all residents in the City of Tampa. 

To ensure proper service:

  • Refuse should be placed out for collection no later than 6:00 AM on the day of collection.
  • The city-issued carts must be unblocked  (by vehicles, etc.) and placed 3 feet apart for service to be provided. 
  • All acceptable refuse must be inside of the cart with lid closed. 
  • Carts must be removed by sunset on the day of collection and placed in a location not visible from the street.

Residential household garbage (blue carts) collection service is provided twice per week for all City of Tampa utility customers.  Recycling collection (green carts) and yard waste (containerized, bagged or bundled in less than 50 pound increments) collection service is also provided once weekly.

Please call customer service at (813) 274-8811 for more information.

To ensure service collection is provided to you, it is important to know the guidelines for the proper disposal of your residential refuse.  Please review the above residential brochures for further information.