Recycling And Waste Reduction

Recycling Cart and Family Recycling

The Recycling Division is responsible for ensuring that recyclable materials collected are recoverable and do not include contamination (the placing of prohibited items that cannot be placed in your curbside recycling cart).  To accomplish this, the division focuses on education, outreach, monitoring and constantly improving the Department's comprehensive recycling program.

Recycling Brochure Download


Recycling Accepted Items Listed By Material Category

Recycling Program Requirements

  • All accepted recyclables must be larger than the size of
    your fist.

  • Leave items free and loose (not bagged).
  • Only the listed items in this brochure are accepted
    (not all materials with the recycling symbol are recyclable
    curbside).

  • Place cart at the curb the night before your designated
    pickup day, or before 6 a.m. on your pickup day. Cart must
    be removed from the curb by end of service day.

  • All recyclable material must be inside the cart for collection.
  • Ensure your cart lid is down to prevent items from getting
    wet.

Recycling Drop Off Stations

McKay Bay Refuse-To-Energy Facility

University of South Florida Recycling Center

HCC Ybor City Campus

114 S. 34th Street

Tampa, FL 33605

504 USF Sycamore Drive 

Tampa, FL 33617

1400 E. 9th Avenue

Tampa, FL 33602

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

7am to 5:30pm

Wednesday & Saturday

7am to 4:30pm

Hours:

Monday - Sunday

7am to 8pm

Hours:

Monday - Sunday

7am to 8pm

Missed Pickups/Green Recycling Cart Requests:

RECYCLING CART REQUESTReport Missed Pick Up



Contacts:

Utilities Call Center - service request calls for new or missed service 

(813) 274-8811

Recycling Coordinator - Shelby Lewis

(813) 348-1027

Email: Shelby.Lewis@tampagov.net 

Recycling Specialist - Edgar Castro Tello  

(813) 348-6504

Email: Edgar.CastroTello@tampagov.net