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Community Collection Centers

may be used to dispose of collectible items by those residential customers who receive an exemption from curbside pick-up and non-collectible items by both residential and non-residential customers.


All Community Collection Centers are open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Northwest County Facility, 8001 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa (phone: 813-264-3816), accepts collectible waste, non-collectible waste, yard waste, scrap metal, tires, used motor oil, lead acid batteries, household electronics, and recyclable curbside material.


Even the nicest garbage cans are not a thing of beauty.  Please don't put them on the curb until dusk, and keep them out of sight on non-collection days.


Collection Days for Beacon Meadows:
Regular Trash and Garbage Collection - Tuesday and Friday
Recycling - Friday
Yard Waste - Tuesday
Beginning the week of 1/31/2022
Regular Trash and Garbage Collection - Tuesday and Friday
Recycling - Friday
Yard Waste - Friday



​How do I make an unwanted sofa, refrigerator, fencing, or other large household item disappear?  Call Republic at 813-265-0292.

Unfortunately, the contract the County has with Republic does not provide for low-cost collection of bulk items.  If you can get your bulk items to "the dump" (transfer station) on Linebaugh, you can drop them off for free when you show a copy of your property tax bill.


How can I get a copy of my property tax bill for free admission to "the dump" on Linebaugh?


How do I properly dispose of household chemicals, electronics, and fluorescent light bulbs?

Household paint is now accepted at the Community Collection Centers in limited quantities.


Electronics are no longer accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Saturday collections. This change is expected to reduce wait times at hazardous waste collection events.  Electronics are now accepted only at the Community Collection Centers, which are open six days a week.


Mercury-containing devices that are eligible for a Money 4 Mercury gift card include:  thermometers, thermostats, and switches.  No commercial or business-related waste will be accepted. Gift cards are limited to one per eligible vehicle while supplies last.


Residents may also bring other household chemicals and hazardous waste to the collection event for proper disposal, including compact fluorescent bulbs, other light bulbs, and batteries; however, these items are not eligible for a gift card.


For more information about household hazardous waste collections and tips for disposal, view the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal brochure, e-mail,or call 813-272-5680 (Option 1). Staff are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours (excluding holidays).

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