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Fill It. Tilt It. That's How We Roll!
Automated collection of garbage and recyclables in Hillsborough County's Solid Waste service area is under way!

Automated collection is a system where garbage and recycling containers are emptied using a mechanical arm on the collection vehicle, instead of workers lifting cans and bins by hand. It's a better method of collection that is cleaner and neater for neighborhoods, greener for the environment, and safer for the service providers. 

NEW VIDEO! Here's everything you need to know about using your carts, and where to dispose of items that can't be collected at the curb.

Cart Swap-Out Period Under Way Through March 15
A one-time size change at no charge can be arranged by contacting your Franchise Collector, or emailing the Solid Waste Customer Service Center. Roll cart size changes after March 15, 2014 will incur a $30 charge each.

Yes, You Can Recycle That!
Hillsborough County’s recycling program is easier and bigger than ever! Single-stream recycling means you can mix all items in the BLUE, all-in-one recycling roll cart without sorting first. Plus, you can recycle more things.

• Glass bottles and jars
• Aluminum cans and foil
• Steel and tin cans
• Aseptic containers, gable top cartons (milk jugs, juice boxes)
• Paperboard (cereal boxes, food and beverage boxes)
• Mail, magazines, newspapers, advertisements
• Writing papers, pads, notes
• Corrugated cardboard boxes
• Paper bags
• Any other paper that is clean, unsoiled and tears
• All plastics labeled No. 1 through 7 (including foamed Polystyrene/Styrofoam)
• Plastic grocery and shopping bags
• Plastic packaging
• Plastic film (cereal box liners, clean plastic storage bags)

• Rinse containers and cans to keep your recycling cart clean.
• Bundle up loose plastic bags, plastic packaging and plastic film into a single bag.
• Toss all other items in the cart without bagging.
• Flatten corrugated cardboard boxes.

Visit the Recycling FAQs for additional information about the recycling program in Hillsborough County.

Automated Collection Information 

Commercial Collection
Commercial customers are reminded to complete the Solid Waste Profile Form.