Commercial trash service is available to all county businesses

Service is approved through the Waste Profile Program.

Trash must be designed to pre-screen commercial trash and identify whether it is suitable for disposal in the County's Solid Waste Management System. Hazardous waste is prohibited by law.

Each customer wishing to dispose of commercial waste streams in Hillsborough County is required to complete and submit a countywide Solid Waste Profile Form prior to disposal.

All waste delivered by Commercial Customers will have standard commercial disposal charges, or tipping fees applied.

Trash and Recycling Fees - Residential and Commercial

General waste disposal

Commercial business customers disposing of general type waste streams such as (but not limited to) paper, plastic, cardboard, wood pieces, foodstuffs, etc. and contracting for service with a Franchise Hauler, must complete the Solid Waste Profile Form. See the instructions below.

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners awarded new Solid Waste Franchise Collection Agreements that began January 31, 2022. These Franchise Collectors are granted the exclusive right to provide commercial solid waste collection within the unincorporated areas of the county. All commercial customers are required to use one of the authorized providers below for garbage collection services:

Businesses are strongly encouraged to request quotes from all three Franchise Collectors to understand the cost and value of their collection service. Franchise Collection Agreements do not apply to contracts for commercial recycling. Businesses may procure this service with any provider even if they are not one of the three authorized Franchise Collectors.

Best practices to help you reduce your collection costs

Rules on commercial collection frequency and container locations

  • Commercial collection service must be provided at least once per week unless the County approves an alternate collection schedule
  • Businesses must ensure that the container is not overfilled, and solid waste is not placed outside the container between collection days
  • Commercial containers must meet all County setbacks and may not be placed on the County's right-of-way

For general questions on County minimum service requirements, contact Solid Waste Customer Service at (813) 272-5680.

Special waste disposal

Non-hazardous waste materials requiring special handling or that may be contaminated, must receive special approval prior to disposal. Examples include asbestos-containing materials, industrial process waste (filter cake, sand blast media, sludge, etc.), and incinerator ash.

Please contact the Solid Waste Management at (813) 272-5680 or send an email to to obtain a form for Special Waste. These waste streams may require analytical testing and usually require an in-house committee review for consideration of approval.

Non-acceptable waste

  • Bio-hazardous waste
  • Containerized waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Radioactive waste
    • Sealed, 55-gallon drums

Create a Solid Waste profile

If your business has a contract for waste hauling service with one of the Franchise Haulers listed below or plans to self-haul waste, you may need a waste profile before you can dispose of your waste.

Commercial facilities that only have yard waste for disposal do not need to obtain approval. 

Create a Solid Waste Profile

For any questions about the waste profile, email or call (813) 272-5680.

Last Modified: 6/28/2024, 12:24:41 PM

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