Special Pickup Overview and Instructions
In addition to twice-weekly garbage collection, the Solid Waste Department provides for the special collection of yard waste, bulk debris and miscellaneous household items. Special pickups are picked up only on Wednesdays for a minimum charge (see below). Please contact the Public Works Department to schedule a special pickup.
Any discarded material(s) scheduled for a special pickup should be placed at the curb on Wednesday, unless otherwise scheduled. It should be placed out no earlier than 24-hours in advance of a scheduled pick-up and should not present a health or safety hazard to the general public. Items shall be placed in separate piles as follows:
- Yard waste
- Household appliances, steel, aluminum and any other metal products
- 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-pound 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.
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 dumpster permit, please call the Building Department at (727) 588-3769 for information on roll-off services.
Special Pickup Fees
Special pickups (excluding palm fronds) which do not conform for regular collection
- $51.29 per hour, billed in quarter hour increments
- $17.19 minimum charge per pickup
- Additionally, if the special pickup requires the utilization of a whole truck's worth of yardage, the actual amount of tipping fees will be billed
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any individual or company doing work on residential property that produces yard recyclables and receives a fee or money for such work, including but not limited to tree surgeons, nurseries, lawn care services, and landscaping contractors, must remove the yard recyclables from the property at their own expense. This provision does not permit, however, the aforementioned individuals or companies to hire a private collection service to remove the yard recyclables without first complying with the requirements of the town code. The town may declare the failure to remove the yard recyclables by such persons a public nuisance. If the town is required to remove the yard recyclables, the town may fine the property owner for this failure. For the first infraction, the town may issue a fine that includes the cost of removal plus an administrative fee, which administrative fee shall not exceed $200.00. For the second and any subsequent infractions, the town may issue a fine for each infraction that includes the cost of removal plus an administrative fee, which administrative fee shall not exceed $500.00. In addition, the town may prohibit any individual or company which has violated this provision from performing any work in town. (Ord. No. 421, § 2, 12-21-04)