Solid Waste - Household Garbage Yard Waste And Recycling

Assessment And Collection Options

Residential properties located in the unincorporated area of Seminole County participate in the Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Municipal Service Benefit Unit [MSBU]. The Solid Waste Collection & Disposal MSBU is a non-ad valorem assessment district that provides funding for the management of residential solid waste. The solid waste management services provided through the MSBU include curbside collection and centralized disposal, and recycling services related to residential waste. Curbside collection is provided through contracted service providers; disposal services are provided at County designated facilities.

The day-to-day operation of the disposal facilities, as well as the curbside collection service contracts are managed by the Solid Waste Management Division of the Environmental Services Department. The financial management of the Residential Solid Waste Collection & Disposal MSBU is coordinated by the MSBU Program of the Resource Management Department. The MSBU Program also maintains assessment records.

ASSESSMENTS & SERVICE OPTIONS

The funding required to support immediate and long-term management of residential solid waste is provided through the levy of annual non-ad valorem assessment assigned to residential property. The annual assessments are levied on a per dwelling basis and are collected via property tax bills. The owners of residential property may choose their collection service option based on whether or not they may need collection of yard waste during the service year. During the building permit process, newly constructed homes are assigned Option 1. When a property ownership change occurs, the option on record at the time of sale continues unless a change is requested by the new owner.

Service
Option

Household
Garbage

(unlimited volume)

Recycle
(unlimited volume)

Yard Waste
(limited volume)

Assessment

Per

 Service Year

Collection Days per Week

2019

2020

1

2

1

1

$225

$235

2

2

1

0

$218

$223

SERVICE OPTION CHANGES

Service Option upgrades (changes resulting in an increased assessment) are processed throughout the service year and the resulting assessment adjustment for the year will be collected through the next available property tax bill. Service Option downgrades (changes that yield a reduced assessment) are coordinated with the processing of the annual assessment roll. Downgrade requests must be received by August 15 to be effective with the forthcoming property tax billing and the new service year. Service Option downgrade requests received after August 15 will be held for implementation with the following tax year.

Service Option changes can be requested online or by contacting the MSBU Program. A follow-up written confirmation of a requested Service Option change will be mailed to the property owner.

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