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Used cooking oils are a serious problem for home plumbing and Hillsborough County's wastewater collection system. Cooking oil that is poured down the drain gels and solidifies inside pipes, sewage lines and sewage lift stations, constricting water flow. That can back up home plumbing, and also...
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Learn what materials are collected for recycling in your community. Not all recyclable materials are accepted in curbside collection programs. Act to reduce the amount of waste you produce, recycle more, and buy products made with recycled content. Encourage one family member or...
Chances are that someone in your home received a new electronic gadget this holiday season. Hillsborough County Solid Waste reminds residents to recycle obsolete or broken electronics that may contain lead, mercury, and other toxic materials. They should not be thrown out with regular, household...
While planning for a big holiday get-together, now may be the time to consider increasing the use of your blue Hillsborough County recycling cart. Many traditional "trash" items generated during the holiday can easily be recycled, including: plastic bottles, jugs, and containers No. 1-7 ...
As you begin to pack up your holiday decorations, you may be wondering what to do with your live Christmas tree after the holiday. Several free options are available to Hillsborough County solid waste customers, including: free curbside pickup, free disposal at County yard waste facility, or...
Mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, roasts, bacon, green bean casserole, buttered rolls, fresh corn, and cranberry sauce are some of the holiday staples. While it's a favorite celebration for most, there's one thing overlooked in the hustle and bustle: fighting holiday FOG. Fats, oils, and grease -...
What we do Solid Waste Services oversees waste collection, disposal, and recycling in Hillsborough County. The department contracts with private companies for curbside residential and commercial service, and operates several centers throughout the county that accept trash, hazardous waste such as...
Did you know Hillsborough County recycles nearly 562,000 tons of garbage into energy annually? That’s enough recycled energy to power almost all the homes in Valrico for an entire year.
Our efficiency programs are designed to save you money, cut consumption and reduce environmental impacts. We can help you slash your water bills, recycle items that are cluttering up your closets and garage, or connect you with information on innovative energy solutions.