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A City of Tampa Solid Waste Driver is being recognized for going above and beyond his job duties to help a mother find her toddler who had wandered away from home.David Llanos was awarded the Life Changer Award by Mayor Jane Castor and the City of…
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TAMPA, Fla. (April 30, 2024) --  One hundred and seventy-five years after Tampa's incorporation, the city is undergoing the biggest infrastructure overhaul in its history. From massive stormwater improvement…
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With more than 34 million pounds of recyclables collected every year in the City of Tampa, the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will be celebrating Global Recycling Day with a myth-busting campaign and a sneak peek of…
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In observance of the Spring Holiday, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2024.  The revised collection schedule is as follows:  Residential Customers who normally receive service on Friday will not…
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The new Tampa Trash and Recycling App is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.    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…
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Bead Reuse Program a Gasparilla Treasure With sustainability in mind, Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management is urging all Gasparilla pirates to take all unwanted beads to designated collection sites in order to…
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With the Key to the City now on the minds of the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, city staff across departments are working hard to prepare for their imminent invasion. From public safety, to clean up, it has been 'all hands hoay' the past…
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City of Tampa Solid Waste Kicks Off 2024 3Rs Art & Poetry Contest  The City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is accepting submissions for the…
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City of Tampa's Solid Waste Workers tell the story of Dr. King's advocacy for sanitation workers The City of Tampa Solid Waste Department is paying tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated for the rights and welfare of…
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In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024.  The revised collection schedule is as follows:  Residential Customers who normally receive service on Monday…
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In observance of New Year's Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2024.
Residential Customers will be affected as follows:  Monday, January 1, 2024: No collection will take place. Tuesday,…
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The City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management will offer curbside pickup of natural Christmas trees following the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  At no additional charge, residents will…
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City of Tampa Garbage Collection Schedule Revised for Christmas and New Year Holidays A new collection schedule is now available for Christmas and New Year's holidays. In observance of Christmas Day,…
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The City of Tampa McKay Bay Waste to Energy Facility, the McKay Bay Scale House and Transfer Station is open to the general public and commercial customers following a power outage caused by an unrelated issue with nearby TECO power lines.  Thank…
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In observance of Thanksgiving, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2023, and Friday,  November 24, 2023.   Commercial and Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Thursday,…
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In observance of Veterans Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023.
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Collection schedule changes due to Hurricane Idalia debris management are coming to an end with regularly scheduled collection resuming as of Monday, September 18, 2023.

Residential customers: SWEEP set out deadlines will resume as…
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Ready for Pickup: A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing Hurricane Idalia Vegetative Debris for Collection   As Tampa residents continue to clean up the remnants of Hurricane Idalia, collection for storm-related vegetative debris will begin on Tuesday…
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Prepare Your Storm-Related Vegetative Debris for Collection    The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste will begin collection for storm-related vegetative debris following Hurricane Idalia on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Storm-related…
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In observance of Labor Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023.

Residential customers will not receive collection service on Monday, September 4, 2023. The revised collection schedule is as…
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The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste will resume collection services following Hurricane Idalia. The revised schedule is as follows: Residential Collection:  Garbage collection will resume on Thursday, August 31,…
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In preparation for Tropical Storm Idalia, the Department of Solid Waste services are being revised.
Upon post-storm evaluation, collection updates will be shared. The revised schedule is as follows:

 Residential collection…
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A fire inside a Tampa Solid Waste truck on June 30, 2023, required the driver to quickly remove the load of trash to prevent flames from spreading throughout the truck. WHAT: The City of Tampa is hosting a press conference to raise…
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Tampa officials reminding residents of the hazards of trashing lithium-ion batteries The City of Tampa is taking proactive steps to raise awareness about the dangers of disposing of lithium-ion batteries and other hazardous household waste. The…
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This hurricane season, the City of Tampa is urging residents to keep leftover fat, oil, grease and wet wipes out of the drain. It’s an important step in the fight against environmental damage and in keeping our wastewater collection system…
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This week, Tampa's "Litter Skimmer" trash boat is celebrating one year on the water.

The boat operates eight hours a day, four days per week, picking up floating trash along the Hillsborough River, Davis Islands, and the Bay.
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In observance of Independence Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

Residential customers will not receive collection service on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The revised collection schedule is as follows:…
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TAMPA, Fla. (June 29, 2023) -- In observance of Independence Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

Residential customers will not receive collection service on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The revised…
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 In observance of Juneteenth, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, June 19, 2023.

Residential customers will not receive collection service on Monday, June 19, 2023. The revised collection schedule is as follows:…
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In observance of Memorial Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Residential customers will not receive collection service on Monday, May 29, 2023. The revised collection schedule is as follows:…
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Do your kids love big trucks? The City of Tampa is proud to host Florida’s SWANA Road-e-o, a Solid Waste truck driving competition on Saturday, April 29th from 8AM – 1PM. Solid Waste drivers from across the state will be competing in obstacle…
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Mayor Jane Castor and the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will be honoring the 2023 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest winners. 

A ceremony will be held at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on Wednesday, April 19…
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In observance of the Spring Holiday, the City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, April 7, 2023.

Residential customers will not receive collection service on Friday, April 7, 2023. The revised collection schedule is as…
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The City of Tampa's Solid Waste Department is re-launching the "Spring It Forward" Initiative, designed to help reduce extra waste and its environmental impact during the spring-cleaning season. With the initiative's launch in Spring 2022, The City…
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The City of Tampa is taking a stand to tackle trash, launching a sweeping new anti-litter campaign, Keep It Clean, Tampa. This is to motivate everyone in our community to join the fight against trash and litter. 
To celebrate the start of…
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Voting Ends Friday for City of Tampa Solid Waste 2023 3Rs Art and Poetry Contest   The City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is calling for votes for the 2023 3R's Art & Poetry Contest.  Voting for…
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City of Tampa's "Litter Skimmer" trash boat took home its first award since its launch last Summer. 

The vessel received the Urban Excellence Award in the Public Sector Project category. The awards ceremony hosted by the Downtown Tampa…
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City of Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will start the Bead Reuse Program for the 2023 event season.  Starting Monday, January 30 through May 2023, Gasparilla revelers are encouraged to take unwanted beads…
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TAMPA, Fla. (January 12, 2023) -- In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the City of Tampa offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023.

The revised collection schedule is as follows:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDshqvaxogE The City of Tampa Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management team is paying tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who advocated for the rights and welfare of solid waste workers. His…
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The City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management will extend its curbside pickup of natural Christmas trees following the Christmas and New Year's Holidays. 

The Department of Solid Waste and…
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The City of Tampa’s Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management is calling for submissions for the 2023 3R’s Art & Poetry Contest. The annual contest will accept art and poetry submissions from…
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The City of Tampa's Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management will offer curbside pickup of natural Christmas trees following the Christmas and New Year's Holidays. 

At no additional charge, residents will receive…
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In observance of New Year’s Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023. Residential Customers will be affected as follows: Monday, January 2, 2023: No collection will take place. Tuesday, January 3, 2023:…
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A new 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 23, 2022, and Monday, December 26, 2022. In observance of New Year’s Day, City…
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A new 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 23, 2022, and Monday, December 26, 2022. In observance of New Year’s Day, City…
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City of Tampa Solid Waste Concludes Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole Vegetative Debris Cleanup The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management will conclude its Hurricane-related Ian and Nicole Vegetative Debris…
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In observance of Thanksgiving, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday,  November 25, 2022.   Commercial and Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
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City of Tampa Solid Waste Department Educating Residents about Proper Recycling on National Recycling Day The City of Tampa's Solid Waste Department is dealing with an all-time high of contaminated recycling loads. National…
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In response to Hurricane Nicole, residential collection for Thursday’s customers will now take place on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2022. Friday's customers will receive collection Saturday, November 12, 2022.  Commercial collection is…