114 South 34th Street
(813) 242-5320    Ora Almestica, Supervisor
(813) 242-5491    Fax  

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:00am – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, Saturday:  7:00am – 3:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Best times for residential disposal

  • 7:00am – 10:00am Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 7:00am – 3:30pm Saturdays

Requirements For Disposal at No Additional Charge:

  • Proof of residency documents listed below must be shown each time disposal at no additional charge is requested at the McKay Bay Scale House Facility.
  • For disposal at no additional charge, both documents must list the same name, and the waste generated must have originated at the residential address listed on the solid waste account.
  • Please note, residential real estate is defined by Chapter 475, F.S., as property zoned for four or fewer residential units.

Required documents are listed as follows:

  •  Driver’s license, or government issued ID
  • An Active Solid Waste Residential Account with the City of Tampa for the provision of Solid Waste Services. The account address must be within the City of Tampa Collection area. 
  • For residents living outside of the City of Tampa Collection area please visit the Hillsborough County website .

Items Accepted For No Additional Charge For City Utility Customers with Residential Solid Waste Account:

  • Appliances (2 per visit)
  • Barbecue Grills (propane tank must be emptied with cap/valve removed)
  • Furniture & Mattresses
  • Tires with no rim (4 per visit)
  • Yard Waste (no stumps over 100 lbs. or limbs over 4 ft. in length)

Items Accepted For a Charge (Credit Card only):

  • Commercial Waste
  • Items delivered in commercial vehicles
  • Larger quantities than would be generated from a residence 
  • Construction debris, including tile, plywood, roofing material, fencing, drywall, and plaster.  No bricks, rocks, cinder blocks, or dirt
  • Household Garbage
  • Mixed loads of free and chargeable items
  • Large automotive parts
  • Carpet
  • Tires (exceeding 4 per visit)

Disposal Charges:

Personal protection equipment (PPE) is REQUIRED to dispose on the tipping floor. PPE can be purchased at the Scalehouse if needed.

Prohibited Items:

  • Hazardous, radioactive, biological or infectious waste 
  • Liquid Waste 
  • Fuel Oil
  • Gasoline or Flammable Waste
  • Propane Tanks (unless cap/valve is removed)
  • Wet paint or drywall mud 
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Explosives 
  • Electronics (items can be taken to Hillsborough County Solid Waste at no additional charge)

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