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Some City of Tampa customers affected by minor service changes


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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 three key substantive changes that may affect some customers.

  • Sec. 26-166(f) Special Pick-ups: Customers who request special pick-up service will be able to take advantage of reduced minimum service fees. The previous special pick-up minimum of 4 cubic yards has been reduced to 1 cubic yard.  
  • Sec. 26-166(a) – Container Regulations: Residential collection fees include one (1) solid waste cart and one (1) recycling cart per account. Charges will be assessed if additional carts are requested.  Excess carts will be removed.   
  • Sec. 26-171 – Yard Waste Equity: Residential customers may place up to 4 cubic yards of yard waste curbside for collection services on their regularly scheduled yard waste collection day.   
  • 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.     

The Solid Waste and Recyclable and Recovered Materials Ordinance (Articles IV and V, Sec. 26) was previously adopted and put into effect on January 13th, 2022.

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