Automated trash pickup coming in 2019

Hernando County has a contractual agreement with Republic Services to collect residential garbage forrepublic_services_automated_recycling_wr_jpgall unincorporated areas of the county, this excludes City of Brooksville residents. In 2019, Republic Services will begin providing automated service. As part of the automated service, every Republic Services customer will receive a new garbage cart for free. The carts are designed to fit specialty side-loader trucks that use an automated arm to lift and empty garbage from the cart. This new service will make collection easy and hassle free, improve safety of the collection process and increase efficiency to keep costs down.

Starting in January, Republic Services will begin providing new carts to its approximately 60,000 customers. Instructions will be included explaining how to place the cart next to the road and other pertinent information. The week of February 4, Republic Services will begin implementing this service. It is important to remember that the new carts must not be used prior to February 4.

Carts will be clearly marked with a unique serial number that is assigned to the address of the residence. If a customer moves or needs to stop service, they must notify Republic Services.

  • Customers in the universal collection area, the cart stays with the house
  • Customers in the subscription area, Republic Services will collect and store the cart

As part of the new service, additional routes will be added to make the garbage collection process more efficient. Customers’ current garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up days will change. Republic Services will notify its customers of the new schedule in January.

Customers may continue to use their existing carts for yard waste pickup; otherwise, unwanted cans may be recycled at one of the three solid waste facilities.

Hernando County Solid Waste and Recycling staff members are available to speak to your homeowners’ association, club or school to provide more information and answer questions about this exciting new service. Call (352) 754-4112 to schedule a speaker.

Go to www.HernandoCounty.us/solidwaste and click on “Garbage Collection Changes Coming in 2019” for a list of frequently asked questions.

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