The City of Tampa is dedicated to sustainable energy, an efficient future, and making Tampa one of the best cities for people to live and visit. It’s committed to investing in real, tangible solutions to protect the natural environment for future generations.
In doing so, the City of Tampa has created many green programs and services for residents and businesses. There are several green operational programs that Tampa has put in place to meet these goals. They include, but are not limited to the following:
Refuse-To- Energy Facility
The McKay Bay Refuse-To-Energy Facility provides a reliable, environmentally friendly method of managing the City of Tampa’s 360,000+ tons of municipal solid waste that citizens generate each year. Energy created from burning this waste is converted into enough electrical power to supply electrical needs for up to 15,000 Tampa homes.
Curbside and multi-family recycling, yard waste recycling, office paper and commercial recycling programs.
Yard Waste Recycling
Yard waste is collected once a week at curbside from residences. All organic wastes collected are taken to a private facility where they are processed into mulch and sold for commercial use.
Solar-Powered Parking Pay Stations
The City of Tampa’s solar-powered pay stations offer parking patrons more payment options than the standard coin-only meters, making paying for parking more convenient than ever, and not to mention solar-powered!
Solar Powered Recycling Compactors
Tampa’s Solar powered compactors hold approximately five times as much waste and recyclables as a regular bin of the same size. The compactors, which require fewer collection pickups, save money and help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Parking Division has installed 10 electric vehicle charging stations throughout City of Tampa owned-and-operated parking facilities.
Encouraging residents and local businesses to install solar panels is also an important part of this initiative. There are many Tampa Solar Installers in the area, as well as incentives and rebates available to home owners and business.
Check out how you can become a responsible Tampa, Florida resident and contribute to a green future by using our solar calculator today!