McKay Bay Scalehouse

Know Before You Go Scale House


114 South 34th Street
(813) 242-5320    Ora Almestica, Supervisor
(813) 242-5491    Fax  

Hours of Operation:

Beginning February 1, 2024-Summer 2024

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-Noon
  • Wednesday, Saturday:  8:00am-Noon
  • Sunday: Closed


Requirements for disposal at no additional charge:

  • Proof of residency documents listed below must be shown each time disposal at no additional charge is requested at the McKay Bay Scale House Facility.

  • For disposal at no additional charge, both documents must list the same name, and the waste generated must have originated at the residential address listed on the solid waste account.

  • Please note, that residential real estate is defined by Chapter 475, F.S., as property zoned for four or fewer residential units.

Required documents are listed as follows:

  •  Driver’s license or government-issued ID
  • An Active Solid Waste Residential Account with the City of Tampa for the provision of Solid Waste Services. The account address must be within the City of Tampa Collection area. 
  • For residents living outside of the City of Tampa Collection area please visit the Hillsborough County website.


Items accepted for no additional charge for city utility customers with residential solid waste accounts:

  • Appliances (2 per visit)
  • Barbecue Grills (propane tank must be emptied with cap/valve removed)
  • Furniture & Mattresses
  • Yard Waste (must be loose and free of plastic, in yard waste paper bags, or bundled using jute twine)


Tires will not be collected until the end of Summer 2024.

Alternatives include:

  • Angelo's Recycled Materials 41111 Enterprise Rd, Dade City, FL 33525

  • Blue Monkey Disposing & Recycling 1603 N 43rd St, Tampa, FL 33605

  • Tire Shredders of America 6902 E 6th Ave, Tampa, FL 33619

  • Southeast Hillsborough County Landfill 15960 Co Rd 672, Lithia, FL 33547


Items accepted for a charge (Credit Card only):

  • Commercial Waste
  • Items delivered in commercial vehicles
  • Larger quantities than would be generated from a residence 
  • Construction debris, including tile, plywood, roofing material, fencing, drywall, and plaster.  No bricks, rocks, cinder blocks, or dirt
  • Household Garbage
  • Mixed loads of free and chargeable items
  • Large automotive parts
  • Carpet
  • Tires (exceeding 4 per visit)


Personal protection equipment (PPE) is REQUIRED to be disposed of on the tipping floor. PPE can be purchased at the Scalehouse if needed.

Prohibited Items:

  • Hazardous, radioactive, biological or infectious waste 
  • Liquid Waste 
  • Fuel Oil
  • Gasoline or Flammable Waste
  • Propane Tanks (unless cap/valve is removed)
  • Wet paint or drywall mud 
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Explosives 
  • Electronics (items can be taken to Hillsborough County Solid Waste at no additional charge)