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Hillsborough County considering changes to garbage and recycling services

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Posted at 4:42 AM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 07:56:33-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Homeowners living in Hillsborough County can have a direct impact on the types of trash collection services they will receive in the future.

County leaders want to know how residential solid waste customers use their garbage, recycling, and yard waste services.

Currently, the county contracts with three private companies to collect garbage from 290,000 households in unincorporated Hillsborough and New Tampa. Those contract will expire next year.

Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management is seeking feedback from customers to help shape how services may be offered in the future.

Potential service changes being evaluated include reducing garbage collection frequency to once per week, curbside bulk pickup and adding recycling services.

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There are two ways you can give feedback to the county. First, you can fill out a short online customer survey through July 29 by clicking here.

The second option is meeting one-on-one with a Solid Waste staff member at one of five community events:

  • July 17: New Tampa Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa
  • July 18: Jimmie B. Keel Library, 2902 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa
  • July 22: SouthShore Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin
  • July 23: Town 'N Country Library, 7606 Paula Dr, Tampa
  • July 25: Emanuel P. Johnson Recreation Center, 5855 S. 78th St, Tampa

Each of the community events will occur from 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Questions about the may be directed to Citizen Engagement at (813) 272-5275.