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Tampa Trash Collection for Christmas and New Year's Day


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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, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, December 22, 2023, and Monday, December 25, 2023. 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:

  • The week of December 18, 2023: 
    • Thursday collection will run one day early, on Wednesday, December 20.
    • Friday collection will run one day early on Thursday, December 21.
  • The week of December 25: 
    • Monday collection will run one day delayed, on Tuesday, December 26.
    • Tuesday collection will run one day delayed, on Wednesday, December 27.
  • Monday, January 1, 2024: No collection will take place.
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2024: Normal collection schedules will resume.

Commercial Customers will be affected as follows: 

  • The week of December 18, 2023:  Commercial customers will have normal service.
    • Customers who receive service on Monday, December 25, 2023, will receive service on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.
    • On Christmas week, Commercial services will run one day late through Saturday, December 30, 2023. 
  • New Year's Holiday Collection Service: 
    • Customers who receive service on Monday, January 1, 2024, will receive service on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. 
    • On New Year's Week, Commercial services will run one day late through Saturday, January 6, 2024. 
  • Commercial customers with a 65 or 95-gallon cart should follow the residential schedule. 

McKay Bay Transfer Station and Scale House, located at 114 S. 34th Street.

  •  The facility will be closed Friday, December 22, through Monday, December 25, 2023.
    • Operating hours will resume Tuesday, December 26 through Saturday, December 30, 2023.
  • In observance of New Year's Day, the facilities will be closed on January 1, 2024.
    • Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Christmas Tree Collection Service: The Department will begin offering curbside Christmas Tree Collection Service, at no additional charge, on Tuesday, January 3, 2024. To take advantage of this service, residents must remove all decorations and lights, cut tree limbs to four (4) feet lengths, bundle, and place curbside on their regularly scheduled yard waste collection day. All discarded lights and/or decorations are not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage cart.

Customers may contact the City of Tampa Utilities Call Center at (813) 274-8811, or visit the website at www.tampagov.net/solidwaste if they have any questions or concerns.    

 NOTE: New Tampa residents are encouraged to contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management at (813) 272-5680 for their holiday collection schedule. 

Happy Holidays to our valued City residents