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Commercial Solid Waste
Waste Profile Program

About the Waste Profile Program

The Waste Profile Program is designed to pre-screen commercial trash and identify whether it is suitable for disposal in the County's Solid Waste Management System. Hazardous waste is prohibited by law. Each customer wishing to dispose of commercial waste streams in Hillsborough County is required to complete and submit a countywide Solid Waste Profile Form prior to disposal.* All waste delivered by Commercial Customers will have standard commercial disposal charges, or tipping fees applied (see Scale House Tipping Fees).

*Commercial facilities that only have yard waste for disposal do not need to obtain approval.

How to Complete a Solid Waste Profile Form Online

The commercial customer must:

  • Have a new contract for solid waste hauling with service beginning on or after October 1, 2013.
  • Have an email address to complete the form online.

Complete the Solid Waste Profile Form Online (For Internet Explorer users, please make sure that Compatibility View Settings are turned off to properly view the page)

For those customers without an email address or wishing not to use the online form, a printed copy is available from the Franchise Hauler you will be contracting with. The following are authorized Franchise Haulers:

General Waste Disposal
Commercial business customers disposing of general type waste streams such as (but not limited to) paper, plastic, cardboard, wood pieces, foodstuffs, etc. and contracting for service with a Franchise Hauler, must complete the Solid Waste Profile Form. See the instructions above.

Special Waste Disposal
All non-hazardous materials requiring special handling prior to disposal, such as (but not limited to) asbestos-containing materials, industrial sludge, construction and demolition debris, etc., must contact the Solid Waste Management Division at 813-209-3045 or send an email to  to obtain a form for Special Waste.

Waste Stream Testing
These waste streams may require analytical testing and usually require an in-house committee review process to be approved for disposal.

Acceptable Waste

Acceptable waste items include:
  • Asbestos (shingles, tiles, pipe insulation, etc.)
  • Automotive services
  • Chinese drywall 
  • Construction and demolition debris (C&D)
  • Empty containers
  • Incinerator ash
  • Industrial process (filter cake, sand blast grit, etc.)
  • Retail / office / household
  • Veterinary dead animals (horses, dogs, cows, etc.)
  • Waste tires (cars and trucks)
  • Wastewater sludge (no free liquids)
  • Yard and wood waste

Non-Acceptable Waste
Non-acceptable waste items include:

  • Bio-hazardous waste
  • Containerized waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Out-of-county waste
  • Petroleum contaminants
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Radioactive waste
  • Sealed, 55-gallon drums
  • Soil / dirt