That's the situation and question posed in the latest Hillsborough County Highlights E-Newsletter, which discusses what you need to know if residents "simply can’t find a use for their trash cans – either by using them for yard waste, or repurposing them as storage containers or for other uses – or if the cans have just lived past their useful life."
Here are the options noted:
- During curbside collection the week of Sept. 23, place unwanted garbage cans curbside, with a note directing your service provider to take them.
- After automated collection starts the week of Sept. 30, customers can dispose of old garbage cans by putting them inside the GRAY roll cart for pickup. Remember, all items must be inside the cart in order to be collected.
- Dispose of old garbage cans at any of the county’s four Community Collection Centers.
Sun City Center and Kings Point residents should keep their garbage cans until automated collection begins in those communities in January. A special pickup of unwanted garbage cans will be scheduled then.
For more information or questions about the new collection service, visit www.HillsboroughCounty.org/TalkTrash, or call the Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department at 813-272-5680.