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Trash Pick-Up Tips

  • Use the provided alley or curbside containers to dispose of normal household waste and kitchen trash.
  • Place the 90-gallon automated container at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on collection day and remove it by 7:00 p.m. that evening.
  • Place container within 2 feet of the curb, lid opening toward the street, handles toward residence and on the left side of driveway (if facing toward residence).
  • Don't park vehicles in front of the container on collection day.
  • Be sure to cool fireplace ashes completely before dumping in container.
  • Keep the lid on container closed. Materials jutting out prevent the automated trucks from picking up the container properly.
  • Remember what NOT to place in the automated container: large carpet pieces, furniture, appliances, building materials or tree limbs more than 3 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length.
  • Do not put hazardous materials (i.e. lead acid batteries, pesticides, oil-based paint, household chemicals, etc.) in your trash container. For Pinellas County hazardous chemical and electronics drop-off information please call 727-464-7500.
Have a question about the Residential Recycling program? 
View these Frequently Asked Questions About Alley Collection or contact the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7838.

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