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Hernando Rolls Out New Garbage Carts

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Customers of Republic Services will receive the new carts, which will be used when automated garbage service begins in February. Delivery of the new carts begins today.

HERNANDO COUNTY -Hernando County has a contractual agreement with Republic Services to collect residential garbage for all unincorporated areas of the county, excluding the city of Brooksville.

In February, Republic Services will begin providing automated garbage service. As part of the automated service, every customer will receive one new garbage cart. 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 easier, improve safety of the collection process and increase efficiency. Recycling containers will not change. Customer should continue using their existing recycling containers.

Republic Services is also planning additional routes to make the garbage collection process more efficient. Customers’ current garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up days may change. Republic Services will notify its customers of the new schedule by mail.

Timeline of automated garbage collection service:

Today (Dec. 28) through Jan. 26 – One new cart will be delivered to each Republic Services customer. Instructions will be included explaining how to place the cart next to the road and other pertinent information.

Jan. 27 through Feb. 1- Republic Services’ customers will receive notice of their new trash, recycling and yard waste pick up days by mail.

Week of Feb. 4 – Republic Services’ customers must begin using their new carts.

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

Northwest Solid Waste Management Facility (Main Landfill)
14450 Landfill Road

West Hernando Convenience Center
2525 Osowaw Blvd.
Spring Hill

East Hernando Convenience Center
33070 Cortez Blvd.
Ridge Manor

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

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