The broad aim of the commercial recycling program in unincorporated Hillsborough County is to increase awareness and understanding of waste-reduction principles and practices in the business sector of the community. Most multifamily residential developments are established as commercial solid waste accounts and are therefore treated as commercial businesses in regards to establishing recycling service.
Commercial recycling is an open market system in the State of Florida, meaning there is no restriction on what company you can contract with to provide recycling services for your business, as opposed to garbage collection in Hillsborough County which must be performed by one of the County's franchised collection haulers. The County's Solid Waste Management Division does not provide recycling containers or collection service for commercial recycling. For guidance on local recycling and waste diversion vendors in the area, you may request a list by contacting the Recycling Coordinator or Recycling Specialist found in the Contact section.
For more information about starting a recycling program at your business or multi-family property, or to request a free commercial recycling site assessment, email Travis Barnes, the Hillsborough County Recycling Coordinator or call him at (813) 209-3085, or email Daniel Gallagher, the Hillsborough County Recycling Specialist or call him at (813) 221-6549.