Northwest County Solid Waste Facility
Location and Hours
- Monday - Saturday
- 7:30 AM to 5 PM
Community Collection Center is closing early at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 7th due to annual staff training.
Note, the other operations at the Northwest County Facility will remain open, such as yard waste drop-off, until normal closing time at 5PM. Only the Community Collection Center will be closing early at 3PM 12/7.
What's located here:
- A Community Collection Center (CCC) for the disposal of non-collectible items by residential customers
- A solid waste Transfer Station, primarily used for commercial haulers
- Yard and wood waste disposal*
- Cooking Oil Recycling Effort (C.O.R.E.) drop-off site
- Recycling drop-off
*See the hours section above for drop-off days and times
Items accepted here:
- Rechargeable batteries (individual bagging required)
- Lead-acid batteries (Auto, marine, motorcycle, etc.)
- Appliances and bulk items
- General trash
- Yard and wood waste
- Grass clippings
- Tree trimmings
- Shrub trimmings
- Untreated wood
- American flags - Drop off your flag with a facility attendant for proper ceremonial disposal with local organizations such as the American Legion or VFW.
- Accepted recyclable items
Know before you go:
Commercial businesses, including landscaping and tree trimming providers, are not able to use residential folio accounts to deliver yard waste on behalf of Hillsborough County residents. All commercial use is subject to standard fees. Residents are strongly encouraged to use their weekly curbside yard waste collection for disposal of routine yard waste.
- Photo ID showing the residential address of the property owner and a printed or digital copy of your current tax assessment are required (No ID required for general recyclables; photo ID only for paint and electronics)
- The Transfer Stations are primarily used by commercial hauling companies. The facilities may also be used by self-hauling customers as long as they have completed the necessary paperwork. Request a waste profile by emailing PUD-SpecialWaste@HCFLGov.net with your contact information and a description of your waste or by calling (813) 272-5680. Commercial tipping fees apply.
- Residential customers are limited to delivering 10 cubic yards of solid waste material to community collection centers 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.
- No self-tipping or automated dumping is allowed at the CCC's, all materials must be hand unloaded.
Vehicles accessing the Northwest County CCC are limited to a total length of 35 feet.