Collection Details, Instructions, and Options

Garbage Collection Regulations


•All garbage and trash shall be deposited at the curb for pickup no later than 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled day for collection. All garbage and trash shall be placed at the curb no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to collection and all garbage containers shall be removed from the right-of-way and the property adjacent thereto no later than midnight the day of collection.

•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 items not conforming to this will not be collected, and a special pick-up is required. 

•Hazardous materials, fluorescent light bulbs, televisions, computers, 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 


Correct Can Placement•Please place your container 3 feet away from all trees, mailboxes, parked cars, utility poles or anything else that could obstruct the automated arm. Cans should not block pedestrian access on sidewalks or impede traffic.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.


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.

Appliances 


 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.