Solid Waste

This program utilizes two rear loader trucks and one claw truck to provide solid waste collection services for commercial establishments and residences within the City limits. Residential services are provided either at curbside or alleyway. Commercial collection services are provided using two, four, or six-yard dumpsters. A recycling program is offered whereby yard waste is collected and recycled separate from household waste. The City also operates recycling centers for the collection of recyclable waste.

Other waste items, such as white goods, larger yard debris and other materials are collected at four annual special clean-up days using the City’s claw truck. Special pick-ups are also available for a fee.

The City does not currently offer roll-off service, or the collection of construction debris or hazardous waste.

Solid Waste Division – Yard Waste Program

Any premises having a garbage or trash can upon which the proper and required fee has been paid, shall be entitled to the collection of tree limbs, palm fronds or other garden trash of such size or nature as cannot be deposited in a regular trash can, subject to the following terms and conditions.

Normal yard waste and trimmings of shrubs or trees are picked up for free , maximum 1 yard pile when cut in three-foot lengths and when limbs are not more than four inches in diameter and when stacked neatly at the curb, no more than 3 feet high and 3 feet long . Anything larger will require a special pick up and will be charged based on the size.

Piles of yard waste and trimmings that are larger than this description, that are randomly piled or that contain remains of full tree removal (i.e., stumps or larger than four-inch-diameter limbs) shall require a call for a special pick-up and shall require a charge based on the size with a minimum charge of $50.00. The City will supply an employee to provide a written estimate containing the charges for the pick-up. The fee must be paid to the City in advance of the removal.

City of Indian Rocks Beach Public Works Department

Such garden trash shall be deposited adjacent to the alley, if the property is served by an alley, at curbside, or in refuse containers if such containers are used by multifamily or commercial establishments. It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit any garden trash upon any lot or premises belonging to another, whether vacant or improved, occupied or unoccupied, or upon any street, plaza or park, or in any of the waters lying within the city.

Vegetation debris from commercial trimming and/or landscaping must be removed by the vendor or property owner.

For questions, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department Monday through Friday, 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.


What is included in my solid waste service?

Your residential collection includes twice a week garbage collection and once a week yard waste and recycling collection.

When is my garbage collected?

For single-family homes and duplexes, garbage is collected twice weekly. Depending on the location of your home, the collections will either be Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday. Yard waste and recycling is picked up on Wednesdays. To look up your address, please click here.

When is bagged yard waste picked up?

The City of Indian Rocks Beach does not recycle bagged yard waste due to safety and contamination concerns. All bagged yard waste needs to be placed at the curb and will be removed on your scheduled garbage pick up day.

Where should I place my yard waste?

Please place yard waste within 2 feet of the curb and at least 5 feet away from any mailboxes, telephone poles or other obstructions.

What type of container should I use?

The City of Indian Rocks Beach requires each single-family dwelling or multi-family dwelling unit to utilize a city-issued 64 gallon rolling waste cart.

When should I place my garbage container at the curb?

The City of Indian Rocks Beach requires that garbage cans be brought to the curb or alleyway no later than 7:00 A.M. on the day of service. It is acceptable to place cans out after 7:00 P.M. the night before service. All containers must be removed by 7:00 P.M. the day of collection.

How do I fill my (garbage) container?

To avoid damage to our trucks or to your property, please follow these simple guidelines:

  • Bag your garbage.
  • Do not let anything stick out from the top of the container.
  • Cut long objects to fit in the container.
  • Do not place objects on the lid or next to the container that are not to be disposed.
  • Do not place heavy items in the container.
  • Do not place any types of paint and/or chemical in your container.

What items cannot be picked up?

To protect the environment and ensure the safety of our residents, the City of Indian Rocks Beach Public Works Department does not accept household hazardous waste for curbside collection. These items include solvents, paints, auto fluids and household/pool chemicals. Pinellas County Solid Waste operates the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center as a disposal location for such household waste. Pinellas County residents are invited to bring their unwanted chemicals to the center at no charge. For more information on household chemical collection, please click here or contact the City of Indian Rocks Beach Public Works Department at 727-595-6889.

In addition, The City will not remove such accumulations of waste consisting of concrete block, bricks and debris from brick or concrete construction, roofing shingles or tile installation, or debris accumulated from land clearing, building, rebuilding or altering of buildings, structures, roads, streets, sidewalks, parkways, or excavations, and such accumulations shall be removed by the owner of the property on which they are located, or by the contractor or other person performing or doing work causing such accumulations.

What service must be used for construction, building and renovation projects?

The City of Indian Rocks Beach does not supply residents/businesses with construction (roll-off) containers. For this type of service you will need to contact an outside vendor, however still conforming to the City of Indian Rocks Beach Code of Ordinances.

How can I dispose of large, bulky items such as furniture or large appliances?

As a City of Indian Rocks Beach resident, you will receive four free curbside pickups each year in the months of February, May, August & November during the City’s scheduled Community Clean Up events. Outside of the Community Clean Up events, you may request a paid Special Pick-up with a minimum charge of $50.00. The City will supply an employee to provide a written estimate depending on the size and number of items. The fee must be paid to the City prior to removal. For more information on bulk item collection, please contact the City of Indian Rocks Beach Public Works Department 727-595-6889.

Do you collect on holidays?

In order to allow our Solid Waste staff an opportunity to spend holidays with their families, there are three holidays on which the City of Indian Rocks Beach does not have collection.

These holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

However, when these three holidays occur, you will still receive two collections during the service week. The following shift in schedule will prevail for holiday collection:

  • If the holiday is on a Monday, then your regular Monday collection will be on Tuesday, and regular Tuesday collection will be on Wednesday.
  • If the holiday is on a Tuesday, then your regular Tuesday collection will be on Wednesday.
  • If the holiday is on a Thursday, then your regular Thursday collection will be on Wednesday.
  • If the holiday is on a Friday, then your regular Friday collection will be on Thursday, and regular Thursday collection will be on Wednesday.

How are my solid waste fees determined?

The Solid Waste Division is an enterprise fund, which means that it is entirely supported by user fees rather than by taxes. Fees are approved by the City of Indian Rocks Beach City Commission and are established to offset operational costs of collection and recycling.

Who do I contact to have a dead animal removed from the roadway?

Please call the City of Indian Rocks Beach Public Works Department 727-595-6889 for removal.

Who can I contact if I have a specific question?

The City of Indian Rocks Beach Public Works Department is happy to help you with any specific questions you may have.

Please call 727-595-6889 between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. Monday through Friday or email us at and/or