FAQsView Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the new 1:1:1 Sanitation and Recycling Collection Program.
Temporary Residential Dumpster
The City offers 2-yard and 4-yard dumpsters to residents for temporary use for the disposal of household items or yard debris.
- Residents may have the dumpster for up to 30 days.
- If dumpster has not been collected prior to the 30-day limit, it will be collected on day 30 and the full rate charged. The dumpster may be dumped as needed within the 30-day period in accordance with the rates listed below and continue to be used for the entire 30-day period.
- If it is needed for longer than 30 days, an extension must be requested and will be granted if there is availability. Otherwise, the resident’s name will be placed on the list for the next available dumpster.
- Dumpsters are scheduled and delivered to various residents throughout the city on a first-come, first- serve basis and as availability applies.
Temporary Dumpster Waiver
Send completed waiver to email@example.com
|2 Cubic Yards||$62.97 Per Dump||6 feet wide
2 and 3/4 feet deep
3 and 1/4 feet high
|4 Cubic Yards||$70.84 Per Dump||6 feet wide
4 and 1/2 feet deep
4 and 1/4 feet high
The City of Safety Harbor Sanitation Division provides residential curbside collection once a week for garbage and once a week for recycling.
All garbage and trash shall be deposited at the curb for pickup no later than 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled day for collection. All garbage and trash shall be placed at the curb no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to collection and all garbage containers shall be removed from the right-of-way and the property adjacent thereto no later than midnight the day of collection.
- If you live North of Enterprise Road, you receive garbage collection on Monday and recycling collection on Thursday. This includes the following subdivisions:
- Cypress Hollow
- Cypress Knoll
- DeSoto Estates
- Harbor Heights
- Los Arcos
- Northwood East
- If you live South of Enterprise Road your garbage collection is on Tuesday and recycling collection on Friday. Wednesday is yard waste collection citywide.
Multi-family units which have dumpster services will all be collected on Friday. These units include:
- Cypress Trace
- Harbor Hill Mobile Park
- Harbor Villas
- Los Prados
- Lisa’s Court
- Lover’s Oak
- Oak Village Apartments
- Sandal Cove
- Spring Park Apartments/Townhomes
- Willow Pond
Collection Details, Instructions, and Options
Garbage Collection Regulations
•All garbage and trash shall be deposited at the curb for pickup no later than 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled day for collection. All garbage and trash shall be placed at the curb no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to collection and all garbage containers shall be removed from the right-of-way and the property adjacent thereto no later than midnight the day of collection.
•All items must be placed in the City provided 90-gallon garbage barrel.
•Any bulk item (defined by any item that will not fit into the city provided 90-gallon barrel such as furniture, mattresses, etc.) or additional bags of leaves/garbage will be collected on your regular garbage day with a maximum of 10 items/bags.
•Any items not conforming to this will not be collected, and a special pick-up is required.
•Hazardous materials, fluorescent light bulbs, televisions, computers, and paint will not be collected. Please contact Pinellas County’s HEC3 (Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center) at 727-464-7500 located at 2855 109th Avenue North. View map or get directions.
•Construction debris and building materials will not be collected. Please call 727-724-1550 to arrange a temporary dumpster.
•Large amounts of trash will require a scheduling a special pick-up for an additional charge. Please call 727-724-1550 to arrange those pick-ups.
Automated Garbage Collection Instructions
•Please place your container 3 feet away from all trees, mailboxes, parked cars, utility poles or anything else that could obstruct the automated arm. Cans should not block pedestrian access on sidewalks or impede traffic.This will ensure safe collection of your container and prevent damage to your property.
• Place the container within 2 feet of the curb, with the arrow marked on the lid, pointed towards the street by 6:30 a.m. on your regular collection day.
Any bulk item (defined by any item that will not fit into the city provided 90-gallon can such as furniture, mattresses, chairs, table, etc.) or additional bags of leaves/trash will be collected on your regular garbage day, with a maximum of 10 items.
Containers must be set out with minimum of 3’ clearance from mailboxes, cars, trees, cable/powerlines, etc.
|Correct||Correct||Correct: 10 Items Away from Automated Can|
|Wrong: 3' Clearance from Anything||Wrong: Under Cables||Wrong: Arrow on Can Should Face Forward|
Lid must close. No items sticking out of the container.
Yard waste must be placed in a trash receptacle or bundled and tied for Wednesday collection. Do not put yard waste in toters or other containers.
Not Prepared to Code
Do Not Place on Storm Drains
|Wrong: Do Not Block the Flow of Water to the Storm Drain|
Yard waste is only collected on Wednesdays and in 32-gallon cans or bundles at the curb. Please do not place recyclable yard waste in the 90-gallon barrel, recycling containers or various other totes/containers. Do not use plastic bags. All yard waste must be in 32-gallon cans or bundles.
Yard waste materials, such as grass clippings and leaves must be placed in unlined garbage cans no larger than 32 gallons, limited to 1.5 cubic yards in volume (1.5 cubic yards is equal to 8 cans or bundles), and curbside by 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday only.
Bulky Yard Waste
Yard waste too bulky to be containerized such as branches and other vegetative materials must be cut into sections no longer than 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter, then bundled with twine in arm size manageable bundles. Please do not tape bundles or mix paper or plastic in as this will contaminate the recycling process for the entire load and will result in yard waste not being collected. Piles of yard waste in excess of 1 and a half cubic yards can be collected by special arrangement with the sanitation division for additional cost. Please make arrangements by calling 724-1550, ext 2002.
Please note that it is the responsibility of all tree surgeons, nurseries, lawn care services and landscaping contractors, or any individual or company doing work on private property, to remove from the premises all residue and rubbish resulting from said work. These above mentioned items shall be disposed of at the expenses of the owner or contractor.
Yard waste is converted to a mulch material, which is available at the Public Works Complex located at 1200 Railroad Avenue between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.