Yard Waste Guidelines


  • Yard trash such as leaves and grass clippings should be placed in plastic bags with a minimum 1.5 millimeter thickness.
    • Bags must be sealed with twist tie, tape, or other fastener and not exceed 30 gallon capacity or 50 pounds in weight when full.
  • Leaves and grass clippings and also be placed in the cardboard boxes.
  • Large items such as tree limbs should be neatly stacked and separated from other refuse.
  • Yard trash should be set out no later than 7 a.m. on the day of pick-up.
  • Yard trash should be placed at the front of the property between the curb and right-of way.
  • Large quantities of yard trash or large, heavy tree trunks or limbs that the collection crews can't lift will require a specialized claw "grabber" truck.
    • Call 813-659-4222 to schedule pick-up.
    • One free load of yard debris per 12 month period is allowed per residence.
    • Yard waste generated by a commercial entity (lawn maintenance or tree cutting companies) should not be placed at the curb.