In addition to twice-weekly garbage collection, the Solid Waste Department provides for the collection of yard
waste and scrap metal (see Recycling), bulk debris
and miscellaneous household items. All such discarded material should
be placed at the curb on your trash day, not in your black barrel.
It should be placed out no earlier than 48 hours in advance of a scheduled
pick-up and should not present a health or safety hazard to the general
Place in separates piles as follows:
- Yard waste
- Household appliances, steel, aluminum and any other
- Miscellaneous - furniture, beds, etc. (Small items
such as dishes, lamps, clothing, etc., should be bagged or boxed.)
The Solid Waste Department's "Jaws" or grapple truck is equipped
with a clam bucket attached to a hydraulically-operated boom with a
400 lb. weight capacity. Its purpose is to collect bulk debris that
is too heavy to be picked up by a solid waste worker, or too large for
standard rear end loader collection. Debris placed at the curb for collection
by this truck should be placed in an area free from obstructions (overhead
wires, trees, poles or mailboxes). Logs over 4" in diameter and tree
stumps should be kept separate from other yard waste and will be picked
up by this "Jaws" truck. Call (727) 562-4920.
"Jaws" or Grapple Trucks
The Solid Waste Department's trucks are
subject to weight limits. Therefore, if you will be generating heavy debris
from remodeling or construction work that requires a City permit, please
call the Solid Waste Department
at (727) 562-4920 for information on our roll-off service.
All debris generated within the City by a yard maintenance
contractor (tree surgeon, landscaper or other) must be removed by the
contractor and disposed of legally or used by the property owner as mulch
or firewood, or other domestic use. -- City Ordinance 6391-99, Sec.
32.282(1). (See Solid Waste