Trash & Recycling Fees

What are the residential fees?

You do not pay the fee for curbside collection of trash, recycling, and yard waste monthly. Instead, we assess it through a non-ad valorem fee on your property tax bill. We don't use property taxes to fund trash services and all rates are reviewed annually.

Compared to other cities and counties, our residential solid waste customers pay one of the lowest rates in the state.

What if I’m a renter and don’t have a Property Tax Assessment?

You can dispose of materials at Hillsborough County facilities by paying the applicable fees for disposal, or contact Solid Waste at (813) 272-5680 to discuss your disposal options.

What if I am a commercial customer?

Commercial solid waste customers pay for disposal services through fees, called tipping fees, charged at the County’s processing and disposal facilities.

Pick-Up Service Fees

  1. Disposal

    Annual Disposal Assessment per Dwelling Unit (1)

    • Single family, regular (2)
      • Current- $102.89
      • Effective Jan. 1, 2022 - $118.32
    • Single family, senior citizen (3)
      • Current - $73.32
      • Effective Jan. 1, 2022 - $84.30
    • Condominium, regular (4)
      • Current - $66.30
      • Effective Jan. 1, 2022 - $76.23
    • Condominium, senior citizen (3 & 4)
      • Current - $46.23
      • Effective Jan. 1, 2022 - $53.16

     

    Notes

    1. Additional annual assessment charges to customers who are added to the Collection and Disposal Assessment (CDA) Roll after the CDA Roll has been certified will receive prorated tax bill from the date of Certificate of Occupancy to the current calendar year. The disposal assessment includes an allowance of up to 2 tons per residential unit for bulky waste that does not qualify for curbside collection that may be self-hauled to the County’s landfill or community collection sites.
    2. Amount assessed annually upon owners of Improved Residential Real Property for the disposition of solid waste as prescribed in Section 130-56, Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, Part B.
    3. Amount assessed to those owners of Improved Residential Real Property who qualified for a senior citizen discount as provided in Section 130-61, Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, Part B. The discount has been calculated at 28.736% of the single-family annual assessment rate.
    4. Amount assessed annually upon owners of Condominium parcels. The rate has been calculated at 35.557% of the single-family annual assessment rate. Senior citizens receive an additional 30.279% discount on this rate.
  2. Collection

    Annual Collection Assessment per Dwelling Unit

    Effective Jan. 1, 2022

    • Curbside (5)
      • Current - $186.43
      • Effective Jan. 1, 2022 - $234.47
    • Collection service charge for use of CCCs - No Charge
    • Additional Backdoor Service - No Charge
    • Disability Backdoor - No Charge

     

    Notes

    1. Amount assessed annually upon owners of Improved Residential Real Property and other qualified property owners for the collection of solid waste as prescribed in Chapter 130-57, Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, Part B.
  3. Cart Fees

    Effective Jan. 1, 2022

    • Additional cart service fee (6) - $65.00 per individual new cart delivered
    • Cart swap fee - $20.00 per customer requested change-out

     

    Notes

    1. Additional Cart Service Request Fee shall be applicable to all existing residential unit(s) that requests to have an additional solid waste garbage or recycling collection cart delivered to the premise. The fee shall be charged for the additional cart delivered.
  4. Special Curbside Pickup

    You can request a special curbside pickup for a fee. Prices generally range from $15 to $125, based on the size and number of items. Check out the Special Curbside Pickup for Bulky Items page for fees.

 

Drop-off Information and Fees

  1. Limits

    Limits for residential customers dropping off solid waste materials

    • Residential customers are limited to delivering 10 cubic yards of solid waste material to CCCs per year, as part of their annual assessment
      • 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
      • Deliver solid waste material to the Southeast County Landfill or one of the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Stations
      • 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

     

    View or download Solid Waste Rates, Fees and Assessments for further information and to see all notes.

  2. Processable and Non-Processable

    Effective as of October 1, 2021

    Disposal rates are per ton (7)

    • Municipalities (10)
      • Processable (8) - $70.77
      • Non-Processable (9) - $44.98
    • Commercial
      • Processable (8) - $84.20
      • Non-Processable (9) - $71.74
    • Non-profit Recycling Residue (11)
      • Processable (8) - $35.00
    • Yard/wood waste processing (12)
      • Non-Processable (9) - $42.62

     

    Notes

    1. Each transaction shall be based on the net weight times the rate per ton with a minimum charge of 10% of the appropriate rate if the transaction is 200 pounds or less.
    2. Processable solid waste is that solid waste which is capable of being processed through the Resource Recovery Facility including, but not limited to, household and other garbage, trash, rubbish, refuse, combustible agricultural, and commercial and light industrial wastes. If you have questions about whether your self-hauled waste is processable, contact a staff member at the facility or call Solid Waste at (813) 272-5680..
    3. Non-processable solid waste is that solid waste which is not able to be processed at the Resource Recovery Facility.
    4. The rate is applicable to Municipalities and agencies of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners for processable waste delivered to the Resource Recovery Facility and Non-Processable waste delivered to the Southeast County Landfill.
    5. The rate is applicable to non-profit organizations that are registered with the State of Florida in accordance with Chapter 212 Florida Statutes and the Federal Government in accordance with Internal Revenue Code Section 501c(3) and, except for recycling, the donation of surplus materials from residential units and businesses. This rate only applies to the residue generated from the recycling activities.
    6. Yard/Wood Waste delivered to the County for processing, including but not limited to delivery to the Yard/Wood Waste Facility at Northwest on Linebaugh Avenue, or the Yard/Wood Waste Facility on Falkenburg Road, or the Yard/Wood Waste Facility at South County on U.S. 41.
  3. Tires

    Effective as of October 1, 2021

    • Passenger tires (13)  
      • $149.50 per ton
      • $6.90 each
    • Tires with rims (14)
      • $212.75 per ton
      • $9.20 each
    • Semi-truck, oversized tire, and off-road tires (15)
      • $178.25 per ton
      • $16.10 each

     

    Notes

    1. Passenger tires without rims and less than 18” in diameter.
    2. Any tires with rims.
    3. Oversized tires, semi-truck or off-road tires that exceed 18” in diameter.
  4. Other / Miscellaneous Fees

    Effective as of October 1, 2020

    • Mixed load surcharge (16) - 2 times the posted rate
    • Witness disposal (17) - $100 per event
    • After hours disposal (18) - $300 per hour
    • Recycling registration (19) - $50 each
    • Vehicle/trailer weight (20) - $10 each
    • Biosolids for composting (21) - $23.11 per ton
    • Asbestos (22) - $158.25 per ton
    • Load Search Fee (23) - $100 per event

     

    Notes

    1. The Mixed Load Surcharge, designed to encourage separation, shall apply to customers who deliver mixed loads (as defined by the Public Works Department) to County facilities. The rate shall be two times the rate that would normally be charged for the predominate material.
    2. Disposal that requires a witness to be present during the disposal process.
    3. Disposal before or after the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or on Sunday, unless otherwise approved by the Solid Waste Director.
    4. Application fee to be paid by a vendor seeking a recycling registration.
    5. This charge is required when a customer requests a vehicle and/or trailer to be weighed solely to determine the weight.
    6. Biosolids from municipalities, approved quantities accepted are limited by operational and permitted capacity.
    7. Asbestos-containing material (friable and non-friable) is only accepted at the Southeast County Landfill after obtaining special waste approval in advance. There are also special packaging and notification requirements prior to being delivered.
    8. The rate is applicable to residential and commercial load searches. This permits customers to search processable or non-processable loads for personal belonging accidently disposed of in residential or commercial loads. A waiver of liability and proper personal protection equipment are required. The facility Manager has the right to refuse load search requests based on facility access or other health and safety concerns. The load search will be limited to 2 hours.
  5. Scales Inoperable

    Disposal rates per ton are still in effect when the scales are inoperable for a non-Emergency Event. However, the weight of the load will be determined by cubic yards or average net tonnage from the tonnage tracking system, depending on the waste type, vehicle type, and customer.

  6. Emergency Events
    • Landfilling
      • Processable (8) - $49.45
      • Non-Processable (9) - $40.25
    • Yard/Wood Waste Processing
      • Non-Processable (9) - $34.50
    • Incinerator/Processable (8)
      • $49.45
    • Notes

      1. Processable solid waste is that solid waste which is capable of being processed through the Resource Recovery Facility including, but not limited to, household and other garbage, trash, rubbish, refuse, combustible agricultural, and commercial and light industrial wastes. If you have questions about whether your self-hauled waste is processable, contact a staff member at the facility or call Solid Waste at (813) 272-5680..
      2. Non-processable solid waste is that solid waste which is not able to be processed at the Resource Recovery Facility.

 

Miscellaneous Information

  1. Deposits

    The Florida State Constitution, Article VII, Section 10, prohibits a governmental agency from extending credit in the manner normally viewed as "credit". As a result, a payment system has been established in the following manner:

    1. Franchisees are required to provide cash deposits, irrevocable letters of credit, or payment bonds to Hillsborough County as assurance for payment of monthly disposal fees. The amount of the letter of credit or payment bond shall be based on a 60-day disposal fee period (BOCC Policy, Section 09.08.01.00).
    2. All other accounts are required to maintain a minimum deposit of $500, or the estimated largest amount expected to be used during any given month.
  2. Hardship / Affordability Assistance Credit

    Upon approval by the Board of County Commissioners and pursuant to Section 130-63, Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, Part B the County has established Hardship / Affordability Assistance Credit to provide economic assistance to eligible and qualifying low income owner-occupied residential units as defined therein. Subject to the availability of funds, applicants must apply and be approved prior to September 30, 2021 to receive the Hardship / Affordability Assistance Credit for such respective fiscal year.

    The program is funded annually from contributions made by the County General Fund and will not be funded from the revenues of the Solid Waste Management Program. The annual Credit established by the Board of County Commissioners to be effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 shall be as follows:

    • For eligible property classified as Residential Unit as defined in Chapter 130 of the Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, the credit that will be applied to the disposal assessment shall be $45.00 and the credit that will be applied to the collection assessment, if any, shall be $15.00 for a combined credit not to exceed $60.00 for this class of service. Eligibility requirements are outlined in Section 130-63, Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws.

 

2020-2021 Solid Waste Rates, Fees and Assessments

2021-2022 Solid Waste Rates, Fees and Assessments