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The Public Works Department, Solid Waste Management Division contracts with three private companies to collect residential garbage, recycling, and yard waste in unincorporated Hillsborough County. This service is paid for through a non ad-valorem solid waste collection and disposal assessment on the annual property tax bill.


Residents receive two garbage pickups, one recycling pickup, and one yard waste pickup per week. Call your service provider to report missed collections, arrange for a bulk pickup, report damaged or missing carts, and arrange for any collection service needs.

  • Progressive Waste Solutions: (813) 248-3802
  • Republic Services: (813) 265-0292
  • Waste Management: (813) 621-3053
You may also contact a Solid Waste Management Division, Customer Service representative at (813) 272-5680.

Disabled Customers, who are physically unable to place their garbage or recycling roll carts curbside for collection may apply to the Public Works Department, Solid Waste Management Division for disability backdoor service. Residents who qualify through the application process will receive the backdoor service at no charge.

  • Fill the GRAY roll cart with household garbage and the BLUE roll cart with clean recyclables.
  • Everything must fit inside the carts in order to be collected.
  • Tilt the roll carts and roll them to the curb bu 6:00AM on collection days.
  • At curbside, keep your roll carts at least 3 feet away from the curbside, 3 feet between carts and 3 feet away from mailboxes, vehicles, trees, shrubs, fire hydrants, poles, etc.
  • Look for the arrows on the roll cart lid.  Place the roll carts at curbside with the arrows pointed toward the street  and the roll cart handles pointed in the direction toward your home.
  • DO NOT place construction and demolition debris, tires, propane tanks hazardous materials, bio-medical waste, fluorescent bulbs, soil, hot ashes and coals in roll carts. 

Hillsborough County residential solid waste customers receive weekly curbside recycling collection service. You can do your part to recycle correctly by reviewing the list of program items that can be recycled in your blue recycling cart and common items that should not be placed in your blue cart. All recyclables should be placed in the blue cart loosely - not bagged.  To see the list of program recyclables visit:

Yard Waste, is collected manually at curbside.  Follow the yard waste collection guidelines below:

  • You may set out up to twelve 30 gallon containers of yard waste (which amounts to approximately 2-cubic yards) for collection at curbside,per collection 
  • Use your own cans, boxes, bags or other containers to store your yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, shrubbery, tree trimmings) and place these items at the curbside for collection.
Bulky Trash, such as furniture, appliances, mattresses, air conditioners, water heaters and other large items cannot be picked up by the automated trucks.  You may deliver a limited amount of this type solid waste material to a
Community Collection Center for disposal at no additional charge.  You may also contact your solid waste collection service provider to arrange a special curbside collection for a fee.

For More Information
Call a Solid Waste Management Division, Customer Service Representative at 813-272-5680.