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paper recycling in a binCurbside Recycling is Back

Temple Terrace residents wishing to recycle paper, metals and plastics can place those items curbside - paper and cardboard in one City-issued recycling bin (same as currently being used), plastics and metals in another - by 7am on your existing recycling day. The City continues to search for a viable, cost-effective means of recycling glass, but, for now, all glass should continue to be placed in the trash. For more information, click here.

tree plantingTree Give-Away

Celebrate the spirit of Arbor Day and Temple Terrace's 12th year as a “Tree City USA" by planting a free tree. A variety of 15 gallon trees will be available to City residents, including Live Oak, Magnolia, Red Maple, Sycamore, Bottle Brush, Pine, Bald Cypress, Ligustrum, Crape Myrtle, Black Diamond and Crape Myrtle. If you are interested in receiving a tree, please contact City Arborist Joe Ferris by phone at 813.506.6482 or by email at jferris@templeterrace.com by May 27 to place an order. The trees can be picked up at Woodmont Park on Saturday, June 5 starting at 8am.

flagCelebrate Independence Day in the City

Planning is underway for the 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration in the City of Temple Terrace! The festivities will be held on SATURDAY, JULY 3, starting at 10am with a parade through the streets of the City that will honor local health care workers as well as our veterans. The party resumes that evening on the 1st fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club with live music by the Charlie Imes Band, food trucks, entertainment for the kids and more – all leading up to a fireworks display at 9:15pm. More details to come... The City currently is seeking participants in the parade as well as sponsorships for the Independence Day Celebration. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including monetary and in-kind donations.  Links to applications and more information can be found here. Or call 813.506.6600.

gavelLegislative Actions

The Temple Terrace Mayor and City Council believe in the importance of Home Rule and the ability of this elected body to best understand the wants and needs of our City. At their March 16 meeting, the Council passed four resolutions that outline their stance on bills currently being considered by the state House and Senate that will affect our ability to self-govern. Residents are urged to familiarize themselves with the intent of this legislation and to make their views known to elected officials on a local and state level. City Council resolutions regarding these bills and links to the full texts of the proposed legislation as well as contact info for local representatives are available here.

Coronavirus Updates

For  information regarding the City’s ongoing response to the pandemic and helpful resources for those in need of assistance, please click here.

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Vaccines

covid vaccine vial and needleAll persons 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine must be 18 years or older). Register at myvaccine.fl.gov or call a local pharmacy or grocery to secure an appointment. If you are a veteran, you may be able to get a vaccine through the Veteran's Administration. Click here for more information about the vaccines being administered through the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital. For a list of all available vaccine options in Hillsborough County, click here.

City Facilities

City HallThe Temple Terrace Public Library and Family Recreation Complex / Fitness Center with new, temporary hours and precautions. Click here for more information about rules and schedules. Omar K Lightfoot Center, Public Works and City Hall remain closed to the public. Staff are available to answer questions via phone or email between 8am and 5pm. View phone directory. City Council meetings are open to the public on a limited capacity, first come, first served basis. Those wishing to attend the meeting must agree to have their temperatures checked before being admitted to City Hall and wear face coverings at all times. Enter via the door on the 56th Street side.

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