Sanitation Division

The Sanitation Division encompasses four programs: Residential Service, Commercial Dumpster Service, Curbside Recycling Service, and Special Pick-up Service. The division collects approximately 6,800 homes averaging 8,600 tons of garbage a year. Approximately 900 tons of yard waste is collected per year. The Commercial Dumpster Service collects approximately 4,800 tons per year. All of the City's apartments and town homes are also collected by commercial routes. These businesses and communities all vary in service from once per week to five days a week collecting either 2 yard, 4 yard, 6 yard, or 8 yard dumpsters. The Curbside Recycling Service is collected once a week in our new single stream 65 gallon toters, or the small 19 gallon bins for the truck limited hard to reach residents. Annually, the program collects approximately 344 tons of newspaper, 417 tons of mixed paper, 112 tons of #1 through #7 plastic bottles and 41 tons of aluminum/steel cans. With the single stream, glass is now collected at the curbside pickup. The apartment complexes receive the same service but are collected in 90 gallon toters. The Special Pick-up Service provides collection to the community for services that do not fall under the curbside collection requirements. These services entail an additional cost to the residents for the services provided. These include large amounts of yard waste collection, trash collection, clean up dumpster services, and appliance collection.

Residential Service 

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
    • Weatherstone
  • If you live South of Enterprise Road your garbage collection is on Tuesday and recycling collection on Friday. Wednesday is yard waste collection citywide.

Dumpster Services

Multi-family units which have dumpster services will all be collected on Friday. These units include:
  • Baytowne
  • 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
  • Yorktown 

Additional Services


View Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the new 1:1:1 Sanitation and Recycling Collection Program.

Yard Waste

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.

Responsible Parties

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.

Building Materials

Large amounts of building materials need to be placed in dumpsters that are available through the City. Call 727-724-1550 to arrange the dumpster. These dumpsters are available for up to a 30-day period.

Temporary Residential Dumpster

The City offers 2-yard, 4-yard, and 6-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.
Please make arrangements through the Public Works office at 727-724-1550.

Temporary Dumpster Waiver
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Size Cost Dimensions
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
6 Cubic Yards
$78.71 Per Dump
6 feet wide
5 and 3/4 feet deep
5 and 1/4 feet high