Get answers about the 2024 assessment fees for collection and disposal of trash, recycling, and yard waste
The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved an increase to the 2024 annual Solid Waste fee on Aug. 16, 2023. This includes the collection and disposal of trash, recycling, and yard waste for residents in unincorporated Hillsborough County.
Several economic factors drive the fee increase; however, the most significant is related to the new contracts with haulers for collection. The County awarded new collection contracts in 2021 to three private haulers. The new contracts reflect the current market conditions for labor, equipment, fuel, and other operating expenses, which is a higher cost than the previous collection contracts. The rate increase reflects the actual cost of doing business and serving Hillsborough County residents and businesses.