Trash & Recycling Fees

What are the residential fees?

You do not pay the fee for curbside collection of trash, recycling, and yard waste monthly. Instead, we assess it through a non-ad valorem fee on your property tax bill. We don't use property taxes to fund trash services and all rates are reviewed annually.

Compared to other cities and counties, our residential solid waste customers pay one of the lowest rates in the state.

What if I’m a renter and don’t have a Property Tax Assessment?

If you are not the property owner, but are authorized to deliver residential solid waste on behalf of the property owner, please present an acceptable Community Collection Center Access and Use Authorization Form to the on-site Community Collection Centers (CCC) attendant. You can also dispose of materials at Hillsborough County facilities by paying the applicable fees for disposal, or contact Solid Waste at (813) 272-5680 to discuss your disposal options.

What if I am a commercial customer?

Commercial solid waste customers pay for disposal services through fees, called tipping fees, charged at the County’s processing and disposal facilities.

Pick-Up Service

Annual Disposal Assessment per Dwelling Unit Charges
(Effective Jan. 1, 2018)
Single family, regular $97.53
Single family, senior citizen $69.50
Condominium, regular $62.48
Condominium, senior citizen $43.82
Annual Collection Assessment per Dwelling Unit Charges
(Effective Jan. 1, 2018)
Curbside $131.43
Collection service charge for use of CCCs No Charge
Additional Backdoor Service No Charge
Disability Backdoor No Charge

Drop-off

  • Residential customers are limited to delivering 10 cubic yards of solid waste material to CCCs per year, as part of their annual assessment, which is equivalent to the material that can be put into a vehicle pulling a double-axle trailer or a loaded box/straight truck. For comparison, a loaded pickup truck generally only carries about two cubic yards.
  • Once the 10 cubic yard limit per year has been reached, residents will be required to deliver their solid waste material to the Southeast County Landfill or one of the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Stations and pay standard commercial disposal charges, also called tipping fees
  • Residents may also dispose of up to 12 tires per year as part of their annual assessment. Tires in excess of 12 per year are required to be delivered to the Southeast County Landfill where residents will pay the tipping fee for tire processing.

Effective as of October 1, 2017

Disposal rates are per ton
Type Processable* Non-Processable
Municipalities $58.33 $37.07
Municipal Resource Recovery Ash N/A $20
Commercial $69.40 $59.13
Non-profit Recycling Residue N/A $24.48
Yard/wood waste processing* N/A $35.13

*Processable waste – solid waste that can be burned in our Resource Recovery Facility, including, but not limited to, household and other garbage, trash, rubbish, refuse, combustible agricultural, and commercial and light industrial wastes. If you have questions about whether your self-hauled waste is processable, contact a staff member at the facility or call Solid Waste at (813) 272-5680.

Type Tire Disposal/Ton Tire Disposal/Each
Passenger Tire $110 $5
Tires with Rims $175 $7
Semi-truck and oversized tires $115 $10
Other Rates & Fees Charges
Mixed load surcharge 2 times the posted rate
Witness disposal $100 per event
After hours disposal $300 per hour
Recycling registration $50 each
Vehicle weight $5 each
Biosolids for composting $19.30 per ton
Asbestos $150 per ton
Load Search Fee $100 per event

Download Printable Fee Schedule