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Updated: 06/15/2022 - 11:28 am
Mayor Castor and the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management, in partnership with Titus O’Neil and Nestle, are holding a kick-off ceremony for a Water Bottle Recycling Challenge. Nestle and the Bullard Family Foundation have…
Updated: 06/14/2022 - 08:39 am
The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, as well as other cities nationwide, is celebrating National Waste and Recycling Workers Week from June 13 to June 18.  The women and men of Tampa's Solid Waste…
Updated: 05/24/2022 - 01:53 pm
Recently, over a period of three (3) days, a department contractor removed 108 cubic yards of grease and non-flushable wipes from the wet well at Sulphur Springs Pump Station located at 7902 North 13th Street. Grease and non-flushable wipes cause a…
Updated: 05/18/2022 - 03:29 pm
In observance of Memorial Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022. Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Monday, May 30, 2022. The revised collection schedule is as follows: Residential Customers…
Updated: 05/05/2022 - 08:30 am
American Legion Dale Mabry Post 139 will present certificates of appreciation to McKay Bay Waste to Energy employees for their assistance in the flag burning project of unserviceable flags.  More than 1,000 unserviceable U.S. Flags were reverently…
Updated: 04/22/2022 - 08:20 am
Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management drivers will compete in the 2022 SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) ROAD-E-O on April 22-23 in Fort Myers, FL. Four City of Tampa Solid Waste Drivers will…
Updated: 04/19/2022 - 10:06 am
Mayor Castor and the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will honor the 2022 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest winners in an outdoor ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on April 20 in honor…
Updated: 04/18/2022 - 02:20 pm
Mayor Jane Castor and the City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will celebrate the student winners of 2022 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest in an outdoor ceremony on Wednesday, April 20 in honor of Earth Month…
Updated: 04/18/2022 - 09:07 am
Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will fully open its new McKay Bay Transfer Station on Monday, April 18, 2022. The new, 53,000 square-foot McKay Bay Transfer Station supplements the existing facility to…
Updated: 04/14/2022 - 08:43 am

WHAT: Wellswood Community Garden – Youth Spring Planting Day
WHO: Community members, Tampa Parks & Rec, City of Tampa Solid Waste
DATE: Thursday, April 14  
TIME:…
Updated: 04/13/2022 - 10:30 am
 In observance of the Spring Holiday, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022. Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Friday, April 15, 2022. The revised collection schedule is as follows: Residential…
Updated: 03/29/2022 - 03:58 pm
The City of Tampa’s only woman fully automated solid waste driver will speak with local kids about the solid waste industry during Women’s History Month. Richele Jenkins hopes to share her experience of working in a male-dominated industry while…
Updated: 02/23/2022 - 04:20 pm
City of Tampa Solid Waste customers may be affected by minor changes in services due to recent updates to a City ordinance. Most of the ordinance changes are minor and needed to keep Code references current.

However, there are …
Updated: 01/14/2022 - 05:17 pm
The revised collection schedule is as follows: Residential Customers who normally receive service on Monday will not receive garbage, recycling, or yard waste service. Customers will receive service on their next scheduled service…
Updated: 12/28/2021 - 08:48 am
Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management will begin its annual Solid Waste Enhanced Environmental Program (S.W.E.E.P.) collection service Monday, January 3, 2022. The program, exclusive to Tampa…
Updated: 12/19/2021 - 04:10 pm
A new recycling and trash collection schedule is now available for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

In observance of Christmas Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2020 and Monday, December 27, 2021. In…
Updated: 12/10/2021 - 01:57 pm
A previous contest winner from St. Mary's Episcopal Day School.The City of Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is calling for submissions for the 2022 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest.

The…
Updated: 11/29/2021 - 09:09 am
A new recycling and trash collection schedule is now available for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

In observance of Christmas Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2020 and Monday, December 27, 2021. In…
Updated: 11/15/2021 - 11:52 am
The new Tampa Trash and Recycling App is available in both the Apple App Store and GooglePlay.    The City of Tampa's Solid Waste Department has launched a new Trash and Recycling App in an effort to make it easier for residents to stay…
Updated: 11/05/2021 - 10:37 am
In observance of Veterans Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021.
City of Tampa Solid Waste has revised the collection schedule as follows: Commercial Customers will not receive collection service on…
Updated: 08/27/2021 - 05:19 pm
In observance of Labor Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021.  Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Monday, September 6, 2021. The revised collection schedule is as follows: Residential…
Updated: 07/13/2021 - 12:49 pm
Due to an unforeseen service interruption at the McKay Bay Waste to Energy Plant: The McKay Bay Waste Management Resource Facility, located at 114 S. 34th St. will be closed to the general public beginning Monday, July 12 through…
Updated: 07/06/2021 - 05:26 pm
As a result of the impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa, City of Tampa solid waste services are being affected as follows:  McKay Bay Transfer Station and Scale House located at 114 S. 34th St., will be closing early, to the general…
Updated: 06/21/2021 - 04:15 pm
In observance of Independence Day, City of Tampa Solid Waste Department's administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. The collections team will work as follows: 

Residential Customers will not receive collection…
Updated: 05/18/2021 - 02:31 pm
 In observance of Memorial Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021. 

Residential customers will not receive collection service on Monday, May 31, 2021. The revised collection schedule is as follows:
Updated: 04/21/2021 - 03:10 pm
In honor of Earth Month, Mayor Jane Castor and the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management recognized the 2021 3R's Art & Poetry Contest winners in an outdoor ceremony this morning at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park.…
Updated: 01/27/2021 - 12:28 pm
In November of 2020, the City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management was awarded a “Think Green” grant, valued at $2,500, to amplify its recycling education campaign efforts. The grant, funded by Waste Management,…
Updated: 01/11/2021 - 03:11 pm
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Monday, January 18, 2021. The revised collection schedule is as…
Updated: 12/23/2020 - 02:49 pm
In observance of New Year’s Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021. Residential Customers will be affected only if serviced on Friday, January 1, 2021. The revised collection schedule is as follows: Residential…
Updated: 12/17/2020 - 08:14 am
In observance of Christmas Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2020 and Friday, December 25, 2020.  Residential Customers who receive collection Friday, will be affected. Residential Customers who…
Updated: 12/16/2020 - 05:16 pm
The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management along with Mayor Jane Castor will be sharing Holiday greetings at St. Joseph’s Hospital with the help of decorated garbage trucks, Santa, and Department staff. Tampa’…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 07:28 am
The City of Tampa’s fleet is expanding along with its commitment of sustainability with the addition of 9 electric vehicles. The electric vehicles will be joining the 90 compressed natural gas-powered garbage trucks and over 30 hybrid vehicles…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
The City of Tampa utility departments—consisting of Solid Waste, Wastewater, and the Water Departments—fully appreciate the role we play in ensuring the continued public health of our customers. Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 05:23 am
In February 2020, the City of Tampa was awarded a grant to launch a pilot cart-tagging recycling education campaign. This initiative known as The Recycling Partnership’s Feet on the Street program, is intended to improve the quality of recycling in…
Updated: 11/20/2020 - 10:25 am
In observance of Thanksgiving, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2020.  Commercial and Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Thursday, November 26, 2020. The revised collection…
Updated: 11/18/2020 - 08:47 am
The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management is conducting a composition study of recyclables collected from residents and businesses within the City. The study will sort materials collected into several…
Updated: 11/16/2020 - 02:57 am
 City of Tampa’s Chief Resilience Officer and the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management, in partnership with Titus O’Neil and Nestle, are holding a kick-off ceremony for a Water Bottle Recycling Challenge. Nestle and the…
Updated: 11/11/2020 - 03:04 pm
As a result of the impacts of Tropical Storm Eta, City of Tampa solid waste services is being affected as follows:  Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Thursday, November 12, 2020.Residential customers…
Updated: 11/09/2020 - 05:47 am
In observance of Veterans Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. The City of Tampa solid waste residential customers will not be affected by this closure. Commercial Customers will not receive collection…
Updated: 11/06/2020 - 05:32 am
The Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will showcase its sustainability commitment and neighborhood improvement during a ceremony for the completion of a permanent on-site CNG fueling station. The ceremony will take…
Updated: 09/14/2020 - 04:16 am
Today, Mayor Jane Castor will host Mayor of West Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for a key presentation as the City of Tampa gifts West Santo Domingo a refuse collection vehicle. 
WHO: City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and West…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
In observance of Independence Day, City of Tampa Solid Waste Department’s administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020.   The collections team will work as follows:  Residential Customers will receive their regular collection…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:05 am
The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management’s agreement with Waste Management Recycle America was approved by Tampa City Council on July 23, 2020.  The one-year contract becomes effective on August 1, 2020, and…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:05 am
In observance of Labor Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020.  Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Monday, September 7, 2020. The revised collection schedule is as follows:
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
The Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is dedicated to providing safe, critical solid waste collection service to our customers. The health and safety of our employees and our 85,000, residential and commercial customers…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
In observance of Spring Day/Good Friday, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020.   Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Friday, April 10, 2020. The revised collection schedule is as…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Monday, May 25, 2020. The revised collection schedule is as follows:Residential Customers who normally receive service on Monday will not receive garbage, recycling or yard waste service…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management supports and empathizes with the many City of Tampa businesses who have been affected by COVID-19, Coronavirus. During these challenging times, we have coordinated…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
On June 1, 2020, the City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management became the second City in the nation to own and operate its own waste to energy facility. Over the last 25 years, a private contractor managed the…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management has been notified to close the University of South Florida (USF) Recycling Drop-off Station located at 504 USF Sycamore Drive, Tampa, FL 33617. Although the facility is designed…