Yard Waste Wednesdays

MAIN NUMBER & HELP DESK 727-547-4575 ext. 250

Yard waste Wednesdays. The City only collects yard debris on Wednesdays. Once weekly collection saves fuel and disposal costs, reduces wear and tear on sanitation vehicles, lowers the City's carbon footprint, decreases the frequency of residential truck noise and makes for a more efficient collection route. Two hopper loads will be picked up on Wednesday, free of charge. A hopper load is a pile less than 4 feet wide, 3 feet high and 6 feet long. This is equivalent to 14 leaf bags or 14 32 gallon cans or 2.75 cubic yards. If you would like more than 2 hopper loads picked up, please contact the Public Works Department before Wednesday to schedule the pickup. The fee is $5 per additional hopper load. Place all yard waste by the curb before 7am on Wednesdays. Make sure that branches are cut to 3 feet or less in length and are 5 inches thick or less. Do not allow landscaping companies to leave yard debris within the City. This is against the City's code. Keep leaves, grass clippings, and branches out of the street and storm drains. Bag or place in cans all small, loose pieces and grass clippings.

Two hopper loads of yard waste will be picked up at no charge on Wednesdays as long as the material meets the length and thickness restrictions. Your yard waste should be curbside no later than 7am Wednesdays.
What in the world is a hopper load?
The hopper is the receiving bin on the back of the yard waste trucks. The hopper load size is a pile of yard waste that includes individual pieces no longer than three feet with a total pile dimension of approximately 4 feet wide by 3 feet high by 6 feet in length, or approximately two and three quarter cubic yards. An easier way to remember a hopper load size: it's the equivalent of fourteen yard and leaf bags or fourteen 32-gallon trash cans full.

Please do not put yard waste in the grey trash can or blue recycling can.
It is a violation of the City's ordinance for landscaping companies to leave yard waste within the City. Lawn companies must take all debris with them.