TAMPA — Weekly curbside recycling service for the 136,000 Hillsborough County customers served by Waste Connections resumes Monday.
Waste Connections suspended residential recycling June 24 because of a driver shortage attributed to the coronavirus and then resumed pick-ups on an every-other-week basis in July.
At one point, Waste Connections, one of three haulers serving the county, had 13 percent of its 208-employee local workforce out sick because of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. To compensate, the county agreed to allow the company to suspend recycling service, but to maintain picking up trash two times a week.
With staffing levels increased over the past weeks, the company is positioned to resume normal weekly recycling collection service, the county said in a released statement.
The change affected only the customers served by Waste Connections. Residents uncertain if they are affected can visit HCFLGov.net/Trash on the web and clicking on the “Find My Trash and Recycling Schedule” tab. Once on the web page, residents can input their address, and the waste service provider will be displayed.
For more information, contact Hillsborough County Solid Waste customer service at (813) 272-5680.