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Garbage & Recycling Services


Photo by Velma Petersen Herrig

THE PRESERVE AT LAKE THOMAS HOA contracts with Waste Connections

for its garbage, yard-waste and recycling services. 


Please familiarize yourself with the following helpful details:

  • Solid waste & yard debris collections take place on Tuesday & Friday. Collections will begin no earlier than 6 a.m.

  • Trash should not be out prior to 6 p.m., the day before collection.

  • A total of six (6) items can be put out on the trash pick-up days inclusive of trash cans, bags, or bundles under 50 lbs each. Total material should not exceed 3 cubic yards. Residents provide their own containers.

  • Individual brush and tree branch bundles must be cut to 4 foot lengths, tied together, and not exceed 6 inches in diameter. Grass and leaves must be in containers or bags.

  • Items to be excluded from collection, include: tree stumps, tires, auto batteries, concrete, blocks, bricks, paints, chemicals, flammable liquids, explosives, biomedical waste, and other material deemed unacceptable by Pasco County Solid Waste Authority.

  • Waste Connections observes the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Should any of these holidays fall on a collection day, there will be no collection made. Collection will resume on the next scheduled collection day.

  • For pricing to have larger/bulkier items such as mattresses, furniture pieces, BBQ grills, sinks, etc., collected, please review this cost breakdown.

Recycling Schedule:

  • Recycling in separate containers is collected by separate truck on Wednesday of each week, and must be left at the curb no later than 6:30 AM on collection day.

  • Accepted items include plastics # 1-5 and #7, aluminum, and paper/cardboard, loosely put in a container.

  • Cardboard boxes must be broken down, flattened and stacked.

  • Glass is not accepted per County ordinance.

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