Collection Days And Times
What time will my refuse be collected?
To ensure proper service, refuse should be placed out for curbside 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 from other carts or other obstacles for service to be provided. Carts must be removed by sunset on the day of collection and placed in a location not visible from the street.
What are my collection days?
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.
Customers may contact the City of Tampa Utilities Call Center at (813) 274-8811.
NOTE: New Tampa residents are encouraged to contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management at (813) 272-5680 for their collection schedule.