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Sanitation Rates

The standard sanitation rate for most residential customers is $23.50 per month. Multi-family and commercial property rates are based on the level of service. To determine the level of service required, please call Sanitation at 893-7351.

Like wastewater, no adequate means exist to measure the amount of solid waste collected from your home. To handle demand, and to preserve public health and safety, most residential customers require twice-weekly pick-up. Some customers may qualify for once-weekly service. Customers may use the fillable Application for Once-Weekly Sanitation Services, print and mail or drop off at the locations listed on the form or pick up an application from the Utility Accounts Division office. 

Standby service is also available to customers who plan to be away for at least two months. While on this service plan, sanitation charges are reduced during the months that no water is registered on the water meter. There is a small fee for activating standby status.

The city of St. Petersburg Sanitation Department is aware of the benefits of recycling and its impact on the environment. To help you recycle, they have five conveniently-located recyclamats and brush sites to collect and recycle newspapers, aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, cardboard, and yard clippings. Brush sites are closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 

For information on any of the listed services, contact the Sanitation Department:

  • Billing Questions 893-7398
  • Residential Collection - 893-7334 (including missed collection)
  • Residential Recycling – 893-7838 (including missed collection and container repair);
  • Furniture/Appliance Pick Up/Special Collections; Recycling Drop-Off; Free Rodent Control; Free Mulch or Soil Builder; Building Materials, Brush and Other Collections (fee-based) - 893-7398
  • Commercial Collection – 893-7351
  • Report Graffiti - 893-7394
  • Neighborhood Cleanup - 893-5141
  • Report Illegal Dumping (24 hour Police Tip Line) - 892-5000

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Effective October 1, 2018



Single Family Residence - $ 23.50

  • Each additional (90 gal.) automated container - $12.96*

Multiple Family Residence-per unit - $23.50

Residential Recycling - $3.10 Per Month*

  • Participation is voluntary; however, to avoid service disconnection and account delinquency, this fee must be paid whether or not participation occurs.

Business or Institution

  • One automated (90 gal.) automated container - $23.50
  • Each additional. (90 gal.) automated container - $12.96*


Available subject to City approval provided the customer meets all the following criteria:

  • single-family residence with a one- or two-person household
  • a lot size of 8,500 sq. feet or less
  • a water usage of 5,000 gallons or less per month
Once-Weekly Rate - $18.62

An Application for Once-Weekly Sanitation Service is required. The fillable form may be printed and mailed or dropped off at the locations listed on the form. 


Single Family Residence

  • One automated (90 gal.) container or 2 cans, manual system - $56.07
  • Each additional can or container - $27.47

Multiple Family Residence - per unit - $56.07

Business or Institution

  • One automated (90 gal.) container or 2 cans, manual system - $56.07
  • Each additional can or container - $27.47


  • Monthly sanitation charges are reduced during the months that no water is registered on the water meter
  • There is a small fee of $12.08 to activate standby status


  • To accommodate persons with disabilities who cannot maneuver containers at no additional charge
  • A Tub-Out application form, along with a doctor's certificate is required for this service


  • Rates for bulk containers vary depending on level and category of service
  • *6-month minimum plus a $11.19 one-time placement fee
  • Call 893-7351 for specific rates

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P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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