Hillsborough County, Florida -- Hillsborough County Solid Waste customers should be prepared to see garbage trucks and recycling trucks on neighborhood streets as late as 8 p.m.
Changes to collection service for garbage, recyclables and yard waste in the County's Solid Waste service area went into effect Monday. Drivers are adjusting to new routes, new collection days, different vehicles and the new automated collection process.
Residents can help drivers stay on schedule by using their County-provided roll carts correctly. At the curb, place the carts at least 3 feet away from other carts, yard waste piles, mailboxes, cars, trees, shrubs, fire hydrants and utility poles. Don't block the carts with vehicles parked along the street or in the driveway and place all items to be collected in the carts.
To report a missed pickup or other collection issue, residents should contact their service provider directly, or call the Solid Waste customer service center at 813-272-5680. The County's call center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Residents are also reminded that if they can't find a use for their old trash cans and recycling bins, put these in the GRAY garbage carts for collection, or take them to one of the County's four Community Collection Centers.
Also, the Public Utilities Department's Solid Waste customer service center has extended its hours to answer phone calls, as have the three collection companies.
For more information or questions about the new collection service, including a link to find the collection schedule and service provider information for a specific address, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/TalkTrash.