Guidelines for curbside pickup of yard and wood waste and where to take excess waste


  • Weekly set-out limit is 2 cubic yards or less
    • Two cubic yards is approximately twelve 30-gallon containers or bags
    • During February, March, and April, customers may set out up to eighteen 30-gallon containers of yard waste or 3 cubic yards of stacked materials each week
  • Use your own cans, boxes, bags or other containers to store your yard waste
  • Each container cannot exceed 50 pounds
  • Limbs and branches must be less than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter
  • Yard waste must be bundled, neatly stacked, or placed in a yard waste container
  • Yard waste must be placed within 6 feet of the curb

Items accepted*

  • Brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree trimmings
  • Shrub trimmings

*This is not a complete list of what is accepted. If you have questions, call (813) 272-5680.

Excess yard waste

If your yard waste exceeds the curbside limit, then you can take it to a facility listed below.

These facilities are open for yard and wood waste Monday - Saturday from 7:30 AM to 5 PM.


  • As part of Hillsborough County's annual Solid Waste disposal assessment, residents may deliver up to 2 tons of yard and wood waste per year to the Yard and Wood Waste Processing and Recycling Facilities. Once these limits are reached, residents must pay standard fees.
  • Commercial businesses, including landscaping and tree trimming providers, are not able to use residential folio accounts to deliver yard waste on behalf of Hillsborough County residents
  • All commercial use is subject to standard fees

Residents are strongly encouraged to use their weekly curbside yard waste collection for disposal of routine yard waste.

Last Modified: 3/12/2024, 7:00:57 PM

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