Tampa Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Tampa trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Tampa is in Hillsborough County, Florida with Jacksonville to the north east, Sarasota and Cape Coral and St.Petersburg to the south, and Lakeland to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Tampa Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit: https://www.tampa.gov/solid-waste/programs/recycling-and-waste-reduction

Trash Pick Up Holidays

The city holiday calendar determines our service availability.

In observance of Christmas Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2023, and Monday, December 26, 2023.

In observance of New Year’s Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023.

Residential Customers will be affected as follows:

The week of December 26: 

Monday collection will take place one day late on Tuesday, December 27.

Tuesday collection will take place one day late on Wednesday, December 28.

Monday, January 2, 2023: No collection will take place.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023: Normal collection schedules will resume.

Commercial Customers service will be affected as follows: 

Christmas Holiday Collection Service: 

Customers who receive service on Saturday, December 24, 2023, and Monday, December 26, 2023, will receive service on Tuesday, December 27, 2023.

New Year’s Holiday Collection Service: 

Customers who receive service on Monday, January 2, 2023, will receive service on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. 

Services will run one day late through Saturday, January 7, 2023. 

Tampa Trash Collection Map

Tampa trash pickup schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.tampa.gov/solid-waste/programs/special-services

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household Appliances Furniture Mattresses
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Toilets
  • Carpet
  • Flat Glass (duct taped or wrapped)
  • Tires (up to 4 tires total)
  • Yard Waste (cut down to 4 feet)
  • Railroad Ties (cut down to 4 feet)

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Tampa reserves the right to refuse items as necessary.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Building materials (sheds, fences, tile, pipe, wood/plywood, brick, concrete blocks, rocks, doors, roofing material, windows, drywall)
  • Electronics*
  • Household Hazardous Waste* (paints, solvents, oil or fuels)
  • Pressurized Gas Cylinders, Explosives/Ammunition
  • Metal drums
  • Tires with rims
  • Boats

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Tampa and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.tampa.gov/solid-waste/programs/recycling-and-waste-reduction

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Tampa?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.tampa.gov/solid-waste/programs/special-services

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.tampa.gov/solid-waste/programs/recycling-and-waste-reduction

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Tampa Solid Waste Department?

4010 West Spruce Street Tampa FL 33607
Front Desk: (813) 348-1146 

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