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  • Why use Flash Trash?
    At Flash Trash, we take pride in being a locally-owned and operated garbage collection service, deeply rooted in the community of Citrus County. As residents of this very place we call home, our family is committed to serving our fellow community members with dedication and care. Back in the late winter of 2020, we recognized a growing need as corporate garbage collectors faced delays and challenges. It was at this pivotal moment that we chose to become part of the solution. Initially, our endeavor was a community outreach project, and we served many areas at a cost that reflected the residents' needs when other trash collection services fell short. As our business expanded, we adjusted our prices to establish a sustainable business model that aligns with the demands of our current economy. While our growth continues, our focus has now shifted towards creating an industry-disrupting work environment and becoming a valuable community partner. We are dedicated to meeting the specific needs of our local residents here in Citrus County, striving to go beyond the traditional notions of garbage collection. At Flash Trash, we firmly believe in the power of kindness, delivering our services with genuine smiles, and fostering a positive work environment. We understand that exceptional customer service goes hand in hand with creating a strong sense of community. By choosing us, you not only support a local business but also contribute to a company that prioritizes the well-being of its employees and actively engages in community initiatives. Experience the difference of Flash Trash, where service meets kindness, and together we make our community cleaner, happier, and stronger.
  • How do I sign up?
    Enrollment with Flash Trash is quick and convenient - simply request service online! One of team members will be in touch very soon to capture all the details and give you a custom rate! Many rates are as low as $25/month. Flash Trash accepts customers from select residences in Citrus County. If your neighbor already enjoys the benefits of Flash Trash service, it's a clear indication that we serve your area too! While we do offer trash containers, please note that they are not mandatory for our service, giving you the flexibility to choose what suits you best. As an additional benefit, we also provide referral fees when your next-door neighbor joins you in utilizing Flash Trash services. It's our way of showing appreciation for your support and for helping us expand our community of satisfied customers. Join Flash Trash today and experience reliable, convenient garbage collection tailored to your needs!
  • What are your hours and holiday schedule?
    Our phones open each weekday at 7:30am Mon-Thur 7:30am-5:00pm and Friday 7:30am-3:00pm We do collect trash or answer the phones the following holidays: New Year's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day When your collection day falls on a holiday week all routes from the holiday forward will be delayed by one day. For example, if the holiday is on Monday and your normal collection is on Monday, you will be serviced on Tuesday for that holiday week. Tuesday will be serviced on Wednesday, Wednesday serviced on Thursday, Thursday serviced on Friday, and Friday serviced on Saturday.
  • Do you offer recycling as part of your services?
    Currently, we offer recycling services exclusively to specific areas within Citrus County that have demonstrated significant interest. However, as of April 1, 2023, our recycling route has reached its maximum capacity. We understand the importance of recycling and are actively working towards expanding our capabilities to accommodate more recycling customers in the near future. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we strive to enhance our recycling services and serve a broader range of customers. Please stay tuned for updates as we endeavor to make recycling more accessible in our community.
  • How much trash can I put out and when is it collected?
    Flash Trash collects once per week. Our plan options are as follows: Lightning Plan: 1- 96-Gallon container. We will accept broken down cardboard outside the container, OR 1 small household item, OR 1 extra bag of trash. Thunder Plan: Up 2 - 96-gallon trash cans or their equivalent, which equates to approximately 200 gallons of household trash. We will accept broken down cardboard outside the container, OR 1 small household item OR, 1 extra bag of trash. We promise a trash collection day and no a trash appointment or collection window. If your trash is not collected by 7pm, and it was at the curb by 5am, please register a missed collection and we will get someone back out to you to re-collect. Please break down all cardboard and bag your trash in appropriate trash bags. These precautions are in place to prioritize the safety of our Flash Trash teams, especially given the increased prevalence of illnesses. By bagging your trash, we minimize potential contact with your garbage, promoting a safer environment for everyone. Should you require more than the allowed limit of two 96-gallon containers, we encourage you to give us a call. Our team will be happy to provide you with a custom quote tailored to your specific needs.
  • Is there a certain time I should expect my trash collection?
    Our collection times may vary due to factors such as the size of our operation, the addition of new routes, route optimization for efficiency, and the onboarding of new team members. As a result, it is best to have your trash ready for collection the NIGHT BEFORE your scheduled pickup day. To ensure that your garbage is collected in a timely manner, we kindly request that you have your trash curbside the night before your scheduled pickup day. Our trucks start their routes early, so having your trash out the night before prevents any potential oversights caused by late alarms or time constraints. This proactive approach ensures that you won't miss your trash collection day. We strive to collect your garbage by 7:00 p.m. on your scheduled day.
  • Do you offer bulk pick-up or junk removal?
    Absolutely! At Flash Trash, we offer convenient services for bulk pick-up, junk removal, and even house cleanouts. Whether you need to dispose of large items, declutter your space, or clear out an entire property, we've got you covered. To schedule a bulk pick-up, we kindly ask you to fill out our online form. This allows us to efficiently process your request and coordinate the appropriate arrangements. Please note that bulk pick-ups are scheduled separately and are not included as part of your regular weekly garbage collection, unless the items are small enough to be placed on the regular garbage truck.
  • Do you provide collection services for yard waste?
    Unfortunately, due to past instances of misuse and abuse, we have made the decision to discontinue yard waste collection as part of our regular services. However, as a gesture of courtesy, we may be able to accommodate the collection of 1 or 2 bags of yard waste if our truck has available space during your scheduled pickup. In select HOA's we do run a separate yard waste collection on Wednesdays as needed. This is not a weekly contracted service. It is pay per visit of $15 minimum. Please call us at 352.423.4500 to get that scheduled. In an effort to promote sustainable practices, we strongly encourage residents of Citrus County to consider composting their yard waste. Composting not only reduces waste but also provides nutrient-rich soil for gardening and landscaping purposes. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter as we strive to provide the best waste management solutions while prioritizing environmental sustainability.
  • What is the timeline for service initiation after signing up?
    At Flash Trash, we are dedicated to promptly accommodating new customers and integrating them into our routes. While we strive to add customers as quickly as possible, please anticipate a timeframe of approximately one week from the date of sign-up for your first pick-up. During this time, we work diligently to ensure that all necessary arrangements are in place to provide you with efficient and reliable service. This includes assigning your location to the appropriate route, coordinating logistics, and ensuring a smooth transition into our system. We understand the importance of timely waste management services and aim to minimize any waiting period between sign-up and the commencement of service. Rest assured, our team is committed to getting you on board as swiftly as possible so that you can benefit from our reliable garbage collection. Thank you for choosing Flash Trash, and we appreciate your patience as we work to integrate you into our service schedule.
  • Sugarmill Residents
    We are delighted to serve the Sugarmill Woods community. Below, you will find answers to some of the most common questions specific to Sugarmill Woods. We continue to offer Valet and Side Door collection services for customers who have included them in their plan. Please note that there is an additional service charge associated with Valet or Side Door service. What is the difference between Side-Door and Valet service? Side-Door Service: With Side-Door Service, our team will collect your garbage from your garage side door and place the trash cans at the end of your driveway for pickup. Valet Service: This option is exclusively available in Sugarmill Woods. With Valet Service, we collect your trash cans from the side door and return them to the side door after collection. In-Ground Bins: While we do prefer containers with wheels and handles, we will collect from the inground bins. Trash must be bagged, and within a reasonable weight, no exceptions. Un-bagged trash, or heavy bags inside the bins, will not be collected. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of our team members.
  • Do you offer discounts on your services?
    Absolutely! At Flash Trash, we believe in making waste management affordable and accessible for everyone. We offer various discount programs to cater to different groups within our community. For small communities and homeowners associations (HOAs) seeking cost-saving options, we have developed a unique co-op program called "Hello Neighbor". This innovative program allows communities to join together and benefit from tiered pricing, which means the more households that participate within about an 1/8 mile cluster or street, the greater the savings for each member of the community. At Flash Trash, we are dedicated to supporting the well-being of our community through our Flash Cares program. This initiative is designed to provide assistance to residents who may require additional support with their garbage collection bill. We understand the importance of supporting those who have served and contributed to our community, which is why we also extend special discounts to veterans and church pastors as a token of our appreciation. If you are a veteran or a church pastor, we encourage you to reach out to us directly or submit a contact form to discuss the exclusive service discounts that have been tailored specifically for you. Alongside our community-focused Flash Cares program, these discounts reflect our commitment to making waste management services affordable and accessible while honoring the contributions of individuals who have dedicated themselves to serving others. Please reach out to our team either by phone or through our online contact form to explore the discount options applicable to your specific situation. We look forward to serving you and finding the best way to meet your waste management needs while keeping costs within your budget.
  • What is your referral program for A FREE MONTH OF FLASH?
    At Flash Trash, we appreciate your support and value the power of community connections. That's why we have an exciting referral program in place! When you refer a new customer on your same street who signs up for our quarterly service, you will receive a free month of Flash Trash service as a thank you. To qualify for the referral bonus, the referred customer must be a true neighbor located within sight distance of your home or within 1/8 mile. Additionally, your own account must be in good standing at the time of the referral. It's important to note that the referral bonus will be applied to your next quarterly billing cycle, and it is not provided as a refund or cash payment. We want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to benefit from this program, so there is a limit of two referrals per year for customers with quarterly service. We believe this limit strikes the right balance, allowing you to enjoy the rewards while ensuring fairness and equal opportunities for all participants. Using our referral program could save you up to $70.00 annually on your garbage collection! Thank you for being part of our community and for sharing the benefits of Flash Trash with your neighbors. Together, we can make a positive impact while enjoying the convenience and reliability of our services.
  • Do you pause service for Snowbirds?
    Absolutely! At Flash Trash, we understand that many residents in Citrus County are seasonal and may spend part of the year elsewhere. We are happy to accommodate Snowbirds and offer a convenient solution for pausing your service. If you are a seasonal resident and need to temporarily suspend your garbage collection service for up to 6 months, simply fill out a contact form on our website or send us an email at Our team will assist you in processing your request and putting a hold on your service. During this period, any remaining funds on your account will be retained and available for future use when you return to Florida. We want to ensure that you have a seamless experience with Flash Trash, allowing you to resume service without any hassle or additional charges. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us through the provided email address or by submitting a contact form if you have any questions or require further assistance regarding pausing your service as a Snowbird. We are here to help and look forward to serving you again upon your return.
  • Do you offer dumpsters and rolloffs?
    Currently, Flash Trash does not provide dumpsters or rolloff containers as part of our service offerings. However, we are actively exploring the demand and requirements of our target market and community to potentially introduce these services in the future. If you are in need of dumpsters or rolloff containers, we recommend checking out other local businesses in the area. You can find useful references and links to these service providers on the "links" page located at the bottom of our homepage. These businesses specialize in offering the specific solutions you are looking for and will be able to assist you accordingly. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to assess the needs of our customers and strive to enhance our service offerings.
  • How do I pay my bill?
    We offer convenient options for paying your bill at Flash Trash. ONLINE: visit our website at, where you can securely pay your bill using either your account number or your service address. AUTOPAY: Please call us to sign up for automatic payment of garbage collection. PHONE: Give us a ring! We're open 7:30-5:00 Mon-Thur and 7:30-3:00 on Fridays. MAIL: Flash Trash, PO Box 278, Inverness, FL 34451 E-Bills are sent out around the first of each month, providing you with an overview of your upcoming payment due date. These E-Bills are sent to the email address on file that you provided when signing up for our service. Payment due dates are on the 1st of the following month. It's important to note that accounts not paid by the 6th of the month will be considered past due and a late fee will be assessed. Additionally, accounts that remain unpaid by the 15th of the month are subject to service suspension, and a reconnection fee will be applied when service is restored. Any payments made during the suspension period will be applied towards any outstanding balance, and re-signing up may require additional payment. Please be aware that re-signing up for service is not guaranteed, as some routes may already be at capacity. We strive to provide a seamless payment process for our customers, ensuring that your waste management service is maintained without any interruptions. If you have any further questions or need assistance with your bill payment, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team.
  • Service Cancellation
    Please take a moment to review our updated terms and conditions regarding cancellations: During your paid subscription periods, we do not accept cancellations. While we can stop your service upon request, please note that no refunds will be provided for any remaining duration of your paid subscription period, whether it is monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. Each renewal of payment will automatically extend your subscription. If you wish to cancel your subscription, we kindly ask that you contact us 14 days before the end of your subscription period to avoid being billed for the subsequent renewal. For more detailed information, please refer to the service contract that you completed when signing up for our service. This contract was sent to the email address on file. In the event that you need to cancel your service due to a move, any applicable refunds will be credited back to the original card on file or sent to the forwarding address. For our snowbird customers who need to pause their service, any funds remaining on your account will be preserved for the subsequent period when you return. To request a cancellation, please do so here. Our team will process your request within 7 days and provide any further instructions. Container Recollection: *If you have had service with Flash Trash for less than 24 months, there is $65 container recollection fee upon cancellation. You can avoid this fee by bringing your clean container back to our office at 1101 N Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 34453. *There is a $65 fee for can re-collection in cases where service has been suspended due to non-payment. *In the event a container cannot be re-collected, there is a $95.00 equipment charge. *Once you have cancelled service, please be sure the Flash Trash container is EMPTY and placed by the curb or is made accessible for collection to avoid a $95 equipment charge. Please note that messages sent via text or social media channels will not be considered for processing any requests to stop, start, or modify services. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding cancellations or any other aspect of our service, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
  • What is considered Hazardous Waste and IS NOT allowed in garbage collection?
    The State of Florida defines household hazardous waste (HHW) as something that is ignitable (flammable), corrosive, reactive or toxic. Some examples of HHW are: Car batteries Computer Batteries Fluorescent bulbs Gasoline Household cleaners Motor oils Paint Pesticides Pool chemicals Propane tanks And some other items The characteristic these items all have is that they are dangerous to people if they are exposed to them. According to the DEP, these materials can contaminate our drinking water and have long term health effects. For this reason, every county in Florida, including Citrus County, has a household hazardous waste program. Find the Citrus County Hazardous Waste Program Here If these items are placed out with your household collection we will leave them curbside.
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