Solid Waste

Solid Waste

City of New Port Richey to Implement Single-Hauler Waste Removal Agreement

After several years of research surrounding solid waste collection systems—considering factors like service quality, economics, and overall community impact—the City of New Port Richey has concluded that partnering with a single waste collection service provider for all solid waste, yard debris, and recycling services within city limits will prove the most universally favorable option for residents and businesses. Upon implementation of this change in early 2024, we anticipate many positive impacts on our community, including:

  • Reduced Road Damage: Consolidating waste collection with a single company following a specific route decreases the transit of vehicles, preserving road safety and maintenance by minimizing wear and tear.
  • Improved Air Quality: Fewer diesel trucks mean reduced exhaust fumes, lowering our carbon footprint and improving the quality of the air we breathe.
  • Fewer Noise Disturbances: Shifting to a consolidated waste hauler schedule minimizes disruptions for residents and businesses, particularly for those who are retired or caring for young children at home.

Out of many options, the City elected to contract with Waste Pro of Florida d.b.a. J.D. Parker and Sons, a business with local roots and over 75 years of service in our city. Its origins trace back to 1949 when John Henry Parker started hauling trash for his neighbors in the back of his pickup truck for a quarter a can.

"We’re the oldest waste hauler in Pasco, and we’ve been here in New Port Richey since the beginning,” says Dave Parker, Division Manager of J.D. Parker & Sons. “We're extremely connected to this city, so this partnership holds a lot of meaning  or us. According to City Manager Debbie L. Manns, “J.D. Parker and Sons is a standout business in our community—not only for their long-standing history of service to our city, but also for their exceptional customer service and strong business ethics.”

The company's commitment to top-notch service is evident in its recent investments in state-of-the-art equipment to support this partnership. It is also backed by a pledge to remain an accessible local business.

I think we’re a great fit for the city because we have access to big resources, but we’re still a local business with an open-door policy,” Parker adds. “If you have a question or an issue, call us or come into the office...we’ll always be there to help."

The partnership is scheduled to go into effect on March 2, 2024. No service registration or cancellation of existing services is needed to facilitate this change.


  • Do I need to cancel my service with my current provider? 
    • No action will need to be taken to cancel your current service. The solid waste collection providers have been notified by the City to cease services effective March 2, 2024.
  • Do I have new trash pickup days? 
    • No, the solid waste ordinance remained the same, where all residential solid waste to be collected on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of 6:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m., where commercial solid waste may be picked up any day of the week, except Sunday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Who do I call for a missed pick-up?
    • You may contact J.D. Parker & Sons for a missed pick-up at (727)841-4260.
  • Will the City of New Port Richey continue to provide the Spring/Fall Clean-Up programs? 
    • Under the new program, residents may request up to two special pick-ups per year for bulk items at no additional charge. However, the program is limited to two bulk items each year. These items may include large or small appliances. Additionally, the City will continue to host the Spring and Fall Clean-Up days as it has done in the past. During these events, residents may dispose of unwanted items at either Frances Avenue Park or the old S. River Rd Church property.
  • Who is responsible for the bill? 
    • Property owners will be sent and are responsible for the bill.
  • Who is sending the bill?
    • New Port Richey Billing & Collections will be issuing bills for residential customers, while J.D. Parker & Sons will be issuing bills for commercial services.
  • Why am I paying two solid waste fees? 
    • Pasco county assesses properties for Solid Waste to operate and maintain the landfill, while the City's Solid Waste Collection Fee is to collect and transport to the landfill for proper disposal.
  • Can I suspend my services?
    • Each residential curbside solid waste collection customer may request discontinuance of solid waste collection services for a period of no less than three (3) consecutive months, so long as the water account is in the name of said owner, the water service is discontinued for the same duration as solid waste services, and both the solid waste and water account are current. The owner shall pay a service interruption fee and a resumption of service fee.