MAIN NUMBER & HELP DESK 727-547-4575 ext. 250
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TRASH COLLECTION DAYS:
- Mondays & Thursdays North of the Causeway/107th Avenue
- Tuesdays & Fridays South of the Causeway/107th Avenue and Paradise Lane
- Wednesdays are Yard Waste pickup City-wide (up to two hopper loads unscheduled free of charge)
- Trash should be set curbside no earlier than sunset the day preceding garbage day and containers should be put away no later than midnight on garbage day.
RECYCLING PICKUP DAYS:
- Thursdays North of the Causeway/107th Avenue
- Mondays South of the Causeway/107th Avenue
- Recycling containers are available from Republic Services at 727-577-9572
2018 Treasure Island Holiday Collection Schedule:
New Year's Day: Monday, January 1, 2018
Monday trash moves to Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Monday recycling moves to Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Tuesday trash moves to Wed, January 3, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday trash moves to Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tuesday trash moves to Wed, January 17, 2018
Memorial Day: Monday, May 28, 2018
Monday trash moves to Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Tuesday trash moves to Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Yard waste moves from Wed. to Thursday, July 5, 2018
Labor Day: Monday, September 3, 2018
Monday trash moves to Tues, September 4, 2018
Tuesday trash moves to Wed, September 5, 2018
Veteran's Day: Observed Monday, November 12, 2018
Monday trash moves to Tues, November 13, 2018
Tuesday trash moves to Wed, November 14, 2018
Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thursday trash moves to Wednesday, November 21, 2018
No change for Friday, November 23, 2018
Christmas: Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Tuesday trash moves to Wed, December 26, 2018
New Year's Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Tuesday trash moves to Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Best Practices to Reduce Liquids in the Waste Stream
Liquid waste is an on-going issue in the City of Treasure Island. In a city surrounded by water, it is crucial that everyone does their part to eliminate liquids from the waste stream to prevent them from entering the storm drains. Liquids that end up in trash cans and dumpsters become problematic during the trash collection process. Trash bags tear easily, so liquids that are disposed of in trash cans instead of down the drain can create a mess when the bags are compacted in the collection truck. Not only can these contaminated liquids make it to the bay or the gulf, but they also create aesthetic and odor problems on our roads, sidewalks and parking lots.
Violations & Enforcement:
Waste entering trash cans and dumpers must be dry. Failure to comply with this rule is a violation of Pinellas County's Stormwater and Surface Water Pollution Ordinance Article VI, Chapter 58, which prohibits any discharge other than clean water to the right-of-way, drainage system, or receiving waterways. Violators of the County Stormwater Ordinance may be fined up to $10,000 per day and held responsible for cleanup. Elimination of liquids entering the waste stream is also mandated by the City of Treasure Island's Recycling and Waste Management Ordinance, Chapter 38, Article II, Sec. 38-16(e)(1) Preparation for Collection which states that "All waste must be placed inside waste containers provided by the City. All solid waste, including disposable bottles, cans and other containers, shall first be drained of liquids. Wet waste shall be placed in plastic bags before being placed in waste containers. Best management practices for reducing liquids in commercial waste is available on the City’s webpage at www.mytreasureisland.com. Containers shall be kept tightly covered at all times except when uncovered for the purpose of depositing waste. If the cover cannot be closed tightly because of the accumulation of waste, the city manager will require the customer to increase the capacity of its waste containers (i.e., either the number or size of containers) or add additional collections, and pay the prescribed charge for such service. Section 38-05(c)(1) also states the penalty for violations: “Failure to properly drain or enclose wet waste or liquids prior to placement in a dumpster to avoid release of liquids upon servicing the dumpster” may result in a $113 fine per instance.
Ways to Eliminate Liquids from the Waste Stream:
Liquids in waste is especially problematic for commercial businesses, such as resturants and hotels, since drink containers are often trashed while they still contain liquids. In addition, odors are often caused by waste liquids, so making sure that liquids do not enter your waste stream can help reduce odor from your waste containers.
Here are some best management practices that you may use to avoid contaminating your dumpster or trash can with liquid or wet waste:
- Drain all containers, including bottles, of liquids before placing them in the trash. If discarded cups have lemons, straws or other non-liquids, remove the non-liquids first. Then dump the liquids and/or ice down the drain before placing the empty cup in the trash can or recycle bin. To make this process more streamlined in a commercial setting, consider setting up a system with a colander in which servers can quickly empty the entire cup’s contents before throwing away the empty cup. Then the non-liquid contents caught in the colander can be routinely removed and disposed of. Another way to make this process easier is to only provide straws and lemons to customers upon request - doing so also helps eliminate wasteful single-use plastics!
- Make it easy on your employees by clearly labeling your disposal containers and sinks. Condisder having containers marked "Trash - No Ice/Liquids", "Recycling", and "Grease/Oils" and labeling a sink or bucket "Liquids" with a device to catch solids.
- Never put grease or oils into the trash. Commerical kitchens are required by law to use and maintain a grease trap/interceptor system.
- Keep dumpster and trash can lids closed at all times to prevent rain from mixing with your waste. If you need additional waste containers or more frequent pick-ups, contact the Public Works Department at 727-547-4575 x250.