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As part of the automated service, customers will receive carts designed to fit specialty side-loader trucks that use an automated arm to lift and empty garbage from the cart.

BROOKSVILLE – In 2019, Republic Services will begin providing automated service to its residential garbage customers in all unincorporated areas of Hernando County.

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. Officials said 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 Feb. 4, Republic Services will begin implementing this service. It is important to remember that the new carts must not be used before Feb. 4.

Carts will be clearly marked with a unique serial number assigned to the address of the residence. If a customer moves or needs to stop service, they must notify Republic Services. The cart stays with the house if a resident moves away.

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 the new service. Call (352) 754-4112 to schedule a speaker.

Go to and click on “Garbage Collection Changes Coming in 2019” for a list of frequently asked questions. Contact Republic Services at (352) 540-6457 for information.

Click here to download a video to download the informational video explaining how to properly place the new garbage cart and all other pertinent information regarding its use.

File photo shows automated pickup of recycled waste.

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