Recycling

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Download the Tampa Trash and Recycling app for real-time updates and service alerts. 

Post-Hurricane Ian, City of Tampa solid waste services and operations will resume regularly scheduled collection Monday, October 3, 2022. 

Resumption of all services excludes the department's bulky waste service, Solid Waste Enhanced Environmental Program, also known as SWEEP. This service is delayed until further notice. A make-up date for residents in the SWEEP zones for Sunday, September 25th and Sunday, October 2nd will be announced as soon as it is available.

All residential curbside collection is resuming normally scheduled services beginning Monday, October 3, 2022. Residential collection includes garbage, recycling and yard waste. 

Special Storm-Related Yard Waste - Please place all storm-related vegetative yard debris curbside in preparation for collection, either in bundles, piles, or in a container. Storm-related yard waste will be collected beginning Monday, October 3, 2022.  

Commercial collection is resuming normally scheduled service beginning Monday, October 3, 2022.

McKay Bay Transfer Station and Scale House located at 114 S. 34th St., will open with normal operating hours beginning Monday, October 3, 2022.

Customers are encouraged to download the Tampa Trash and Recycling app to receive real-time updates on service schedules. Download the app at https://qrco.de/bcYynV.

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Program Rules and Requirements

  1. Prep your recyclables

    Items must be:

    • Larger than the size of your fist.
    • Rinsed, empty, and/or dry as appropriate.
    • Only refer to the accepted items listed and do not use the plastic resin number as a guide for recycling. Not all items marketed as recyclable are accepted locally.
  2. Take your recyclables to the cart

    • All items must be free and loose (not bagged). Bagged material will not be recycled. 
    • Do not jam in boxes as they can get stuck and prevent the proper collection of materials.
    • Ensure your cart lid is down to prevent items from getting wet.
  3. Set your cart out for service

    • Unlike garbage, your recycling cart can wait to be full before being placed at the curb for collection service. 
    • Place the cart at the curb with a 3-foot clearance on all sides the night before your designated pickup day, or before 6 a.m. on your pickup day. 
    • Cart must be removed from the curb by end of the service day.