Temporary Recycle Collection Days

In Community News by R Drummond

Hillsborough County Solid Waste customers served by Waste Connections will temporarily receive residential recycling collection service every other week, beginning Monday, July 13.

On June 24, the County informed residents that Waste Connections would temporarily suspend recycling collection because many of the company’s truck drivers were unavailable to work due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

By temporarily shifting to an every-other-week collection schedule, Waste Connections will be able to provide dependable recycling collection service as staffing levels gradually increase over the coming weeks. It is the position of the Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Division and Waste Connections that this action plan is temporary. Weekly service will resume once the contractor is able to return staffing levels to normal.

Residents can learn when their blue recycling cart is scheduled to be collected by visiting HCFLGov.net/WasteConnectionsRecycling.

If a recycling cart is placed at curbside on the wrong day, Solid Waste will have the driver place an orange sticker on the recycling cart. The sticker will provide the website and phone number where customers can find out their next collection day.

This amended service calendar solely impacts residential Solid Waste customers served by Waste Connections.

If as a result of this reduction in collection services residents have excess recyclable materials, they are encouraged to drop off their recyclables at one of the County’s Community Collection Centers, or dispose of the materials in their gray garbage bins. The Centers are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information and locations of the Community Collection Centers, visit HCFLGov.net/trash and click on the “Find a Waste Disposal Facility” tab.

Hillsborough County Solid Waste and Waste Connections apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through these unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please call the Solid Waste Customer Service Team at (813) 272-5680.

Thank you,
Your Office of Neighborhood Relations