Your services don’t stop at the curb

What does your solid waste assessment pay for?

The annual solid waste assessment pays for more than just trash collection.

Learn more in our Solid Waste & Recycling Guide (English) or the Solid Waste & Recycling Guide (Spanish).

*Collection schedule may be affected by holidays and emergencies.

Other solid waste assessment questions

Billing, rates & cancellations

What discounts and assistance are available?

We offer the following programs for qualified residents:

  • Hardship/Affordability Credit Program
    • Qualifying low-income homeowners can receive financial assistance to help cover a portion of their annual assessments -up to a $60 credit
    • Applicants must apply and submit all required supporting documentation by July 31, 2024, for the 2025 assessment. If approved, the County will pay a portion of the homeowner's Solid Waste Management Disposal and/or Collection Assessment for the approved year. Residents who have been approved must reapply every year.
  • Senior Citizen Solid Waste Discount
  • Disability Back Door Trash Collection
    • Customers who are physically unable to place their roll carts curbside for collection may qualify to receive the backdoor service at no charge.

Additional services available

  • Up to 2 cubic yards of free mulch pickup at the two yard waste sites for all residents of Hillsborough County
  • Apply for the Community Cleanup Program to receive free containers brought right to your neighborhood for disposal of unwanted waste such as large household items not eligible for normal trash pickup



  • For questions about the Solid Waste assessment call (813) 272-5680
  • For any other garbage, recycling, or waste related issues, visit the Trash & Recycling section or call the number above
Last Modified: 7/22/2024, 4:32:06 PM

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