Discarding Yard & Wood Waste

Curbside Pickup of Yard and Wood Waste

You have a set day for curbside pickup of yard and wood waste. Check with your collector to find out which day you can set it out for pickup.

 Here are the guidelines for curbside pickup:

  • Weekly set-out limit is 2 cubic yards or less
    • Two cubic yards is approximately twelve 30-gallon containers or bags
    • During February, March, and April, customers may set out up to eighteen 30-gallon containers of yard waste or 3 cubic yards of stacked materials each week
  • Use your own cans, boxes, bags or other containers to store your yard waste
  • Each container cannot exceed 50 pounds
  • Limbs and branches must be less than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter
  • Yard waste must be bundled, neatly stacked, or placed in a yard waste container
  • Yard waste must be placed within 6 feet of the curb

Items Accepted*

  • Brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree trimmings
  • Shrub trimmings

*This is not a complete list of what is accepted. If you have questions, call (813) 272-5680.

Excess Yard Waste

If your yard waste exceeds the curbside limit, then you can take it to a facility that can accept it.

When and where to take yard and wood waste

  • Days & Hours
    • Monday through Saturday
    • 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


As part of Hillsborough County's annual Solid Waste disposal assessment, residents may deliver up to 2 tons of yard and wood waste per year to the Yard and Wood Waste Processing and Recycling Facilities. Once these limits are reached, residents must pay standard fees.

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.

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