Full List: When garbage & recycling pick-up will begin again after Hurricane Irma

Posted at 11:21 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 10:03:23-04

Several residents across Tampa Bay are wondering when garbage and recycling pick-up will resume after Hurricane Irma.

Below is a list of when each county will resume:


  • Solid Waste will pick up trash and recycling as they can on people’s regular pick-up day. Black and blue barrel trash and recycling collections will be collected on time. This does not include yard waste.
  • Yard waste and hurricane debris collection is taking longer than expected. Yard waste includes tree limbs, branches, brush, broken fences, playground equipment, old appliances, etc. Solid Waste crews are working around-the-clock to clear yard waste as quickly as they can. Crews have started collecting yard waste/hurricane debris in the northern-most area of Clearwater around Curlew and are working their way south; this is the “Monday” route, and they are still working on it as of 9/13. Crews will not leave the “Monday zone” until everyone has been serviced. That could take up to one week. After that, they will begin clearing yard waste/hurricane debris for those whose collection day is Tuesday. That, too, will take longer than expected and definitely more than one business day to collect. The time to clear the city one full time of yard waste/hurricane debris collection is estimated to take anywhere from three to four weeks. Solid Waste is bringing in a debris contractor to help us out during this time, which will likely speed up the collection process. Yard/hurricane debris questions can go to Solid Waste Operations at 562-4920.
  • Storm debris can be taken to the Pinellas County Landfill Facility, 3095 114th Avenue North in St. Petersburg. It is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number for the Pinellas County Landfill Facility is (727) 464-7500. There is a charge for landscape and other material.  $10 per truck load unless you get weighed, then the fee is based upon the pound.
  • City officials are asking people to please not put debris into the roadways. Residents should stack the debris along the curb, away from storm sewers and solid waste will pick it up as soon as they are able. We are currently having issues with residents putting debris back in the streets as soon as we are clearing the roads. When residents pile up debris for trash collection, please do not pile it up by fire hydrants.
  • For trees down in city right of ways, citizens should call (727) 562-4800 or email
  • Fallen trees on private property. Trees that have fallen on private property are the responsibility of the private property owner.  We encourage them to contact a ISA certified arborist for inspection and removal.  

Citrus County: Click here for the County website

Hernando County:

  • Household trash pickup begins Tuesday and will continue through the week
  • No recycling, yard waste or storm debris will be collected
  • Announcements about debris pickup will be provided when available

Hillsborough County:

  • No solid waste collection on Tuesday in unincorporated areas, including Tampa Palms, Hunter's Green and New Tampa.
    • Normal garbage and recycling collection service will resume on the next scheduled day for those items.
  • Solid waste disposal facilities will have extended hours, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., to support storm debris removal and drop off.
    • Residents must show their ID and a copy of their property tax bill to use the facilities. 


  • Residential garbage collection will resume on Thursday for regular Thursday and Friday routes
  • Recycling collection will resume on Thursday for regular Thursday and Friday routes
  • Commercial collection will resume on Tuesday
  • Bulk collection will resume on Thursday for regular Thursday and Friday routes.

Pasco County:

  • Solid waste operations have resumed.
  • Residents with hurricane debris can bring it to these locations (fees will be waved). Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
    • East Pasco Transfer Station
    • Dade City
    • The Resource Recovery Facility in Spring Hill

Pinellas County:

  • Debris Pickup begins Monday, September 18
  • Will pick up yard debris, construction materials, demolition debris
  • Place on your property near the curb, sorted into piles.

Polk County:

  • Tuesday's routes will be collected on Tuesday. Missed routes will not be collected.


  • Standard residential collection rules are suspended for storm debris.
  • Residents are urged to place storm debris at the curb away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, light poles, etc., and to not mix it with other waste.
  • Public Works officials will create a collection schedule after assessing pick up needs.

St. Petersburg:

  • Areas normally serviced on Mondays will be collected on Tuesday
  • Areas normally serviced on Tuesday will be collected on Wednesday.
  • Normal service will resume on Thursday.
  • Several drop off locations are open for tree debris 


  • Residential and Commercial regular garbage collection resumed service Tuesday. Customers normally serviced on Monday were collected today; Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday; Wednesday collection will occur on Thursday; Thursday collection will occur on Friday. 
  • Storm specific related debris collection will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017 and continue through Friday, October 13, 2017.  Debris should be separated by material type (i.e. white goods, construction material, vegetative debris) placed at the curb.     
  • McKay Bay Disposal Facility re-opened today at 7:00am and began accepting storm debris.  As residents and business disposal of added debris, wait times are expected to be longer than usual. 
  • SWEEP service is currently suspended until further notice.