Sanitation Division

The function of the Sanitation/Recycling Division is to provide residential and commercial waste collection and recycling services to the residents, businesses or other customers within the City of Safety Harbor.

The City of Safety Harbor Sanitation Division provides residential curbside collection once a week for garbage and once a week for recycling.
  • If you live North of Enterprise Road, you receive garbage collection on Monday and recycling collection on Thursday. This includes the following subdivisions:
    • Cypress Hollow
    • Cypress Knoll
    • DeSoto Estates
    • Harbor Heights
    • Los Arcos
    • Northwood East
    • Weatherstone
  • If you live South of Enterprise Road your garbage collection is on Tuesday and recycling collection on Friday. Wednesday is yard waste collection citywide.
Dumpster Services
Multi-family units which have dumpster services will all be collected on Friday. These units include:
  • Baytowne
  • Cypress Trace
  • Harbor Hill Mobile Park
  • Harbor Villas
  • Los Prados
  • Lisa’s Court
  • Lover’s Oak
  • Oak Village Apartments
  • Sandal Cove
  • Spring Park Apartments/Townhomes
  • Willow Pond
  • Yorktown 
View Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the new 1:1:1 Sanitation and Recycling Collection Program.

Garbage Collection Regulations
  • Residents are required to have the containers curbside no later than 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled day and removed from the curb no later than midnight of the collection day.
  • All items must be placed in the City provided 90-gallon garbage barrel.
  • Any bulk item (defined by any item that will not fit into the city provided 90-gallon barrel such as furniture, mattresses, etc.) or additional bags of leaves/garbage will be collected on your regular garbage day with a maximum of 10 items/bags.
  • Any cans other than the 1 provided by the city will not be collected; except for Wednesday’s yard waste collection (look under yard waste for further information on preparation and quantity).
  • Any items not conforming to this will not be collected, and a special pick-up is required.
  • Hazardous materials, fluorescent light bulbs, televisions, computers, electronics, and paint will not be collected. Please contact Pinellas County’s HEC3 (Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center) at 727-464-7500 located at 2855 109th Avenue North. View map or get directions.
  • Construction debris and building materials will not be collected. Please call 727-724-1550 to arrange a temporary dumpster.
  • Large amounts of trash will require a scheduling a special pick-up for an additional charge. Please call 727-724-1550 to arrange those pick-ups.
Automated Garbage Collection Instructions
  • Please place your container 3 feet away from all trees, mailboxes, parked cars, utility poles or anything else that could obstruct the automated arm. This will ensure safe collection of your container and prevent damage to your property.
  • Place the container within 2 feet of the curb, with the arrow marked on the lid, pointed towards the street by 6:30 a.m. on your regular collection day.
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Large / Bulk / Bagged Items
Any bulk item (defined by any item that will not fit into the city provided 90-gallon can such as furniture, mattresses, chairs, table, etc.) or additional bags of leaves/trash will be collected on your regular garbage day, with a maximum of 10 items.

Appliance items such as washers, dryers, or refrigerators will also be picked up free of charge by a separate crew with the exception of appliances that contain Freon. Those items will only be collected after the resident confirms a special pick-up fee of $23.50 per unit for certified Freon removal. Please schedule the collection by emailing the department or calling 727-724-1560.

Yard Waste
Yard waste is only collected on Wednesdays and in 32-gallon cans or bundles at the curb. Please do not place recyclable yard waste in the 90-gallon barrel, recycling containers or various other totes/containers. Do not use plastic bags. All yard waste must be in 32-gallon cans or bundles.

Yard waste materials, such as grass clippings and leaves must be placed in unlined garbage cans no larger than 32 gallons, limited to 1.5 cubic yards in volume (1.5 cubic yards is equal to 8 cans or bundles), and curbside by 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday only.

Bulky Yard Waste
Yard waste too bulky to be containerized such as branches and other vegetative materials must be cut into sections no longer than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter, then bundled with twine in arm size manageable bundles. Please do not tape bundles or mix paper or plastic in as this will contaminate the recycling process for the entire load and will result in yard waste not being collected. Piles of yard waste in excess of 1 and a half cubic yards can be collected by special arrangement with the sanitation division for additional cost. Please make arrangements by calling 724-1550, ext 2002.

Responsible Parties
Please note that it is the responsibility of all tree surgeons, nurseries, lawn care services and landscaping contractors, or any individual or company doing work on private property, to remove from the premises all residue and rubbish resulting from said work. These above mentioned items shall be disposed of at the expenses of the owner or contractor.

Yard waste is converted to a mulch material, which is available at the Public Works Complex located at 1200 Railroad Avenue between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Building Materials
Large amounts of building materials need to be placed in dumpsters that are available through the City. Call 727-724-1550 to arrange the dumpster. These dumpsters are available for up to a 30-day period.

Temporary Residential Dumpster
The City offers 2-yard, 4-yard, and 6-yard dumpsters to residents for temporary use for the disposal of household items or yard debris.
  • Residents may have the dumpster for up to 30 days.
  • If dumpster has not been collected prior to the 30-day limit, it will be collected on day 30 and the full rate charged. The dumpster may be dumped as needed within the 30-day period in accordance with the rates listed below and continue to be used for the entire 30-day period.
  • If it is needed for longer than 30 days, an extension must be requested and will be granted if there is availability. Otherwise, the resident’s name will be placed on the list for the next available dumpster.
  • Dumpsters are scheduled and delivered to various residents throughout the city on a first-come, first- serve basis and as availability applies.
Please make arrangements through the Public Works office at 727-724-1550.
Size Cost Dimensions
2 Cubic Yards
$62.97 Per Dump
6 feet wide
2 and 3/4 feet deep
3 and 1/4 feet high
4 Cubic Yards
$70.84 Per Dump
6 feet wide
4 and 1/2 feet deep
4 and 1/4 feet high
6 Cubic Yards
$78.71 Per Dump
6 feet wide
5 and 3/4 feet deep
5 and 1/4 feet high