Why Recycle? - It is vital to recycle and reduce waste here in Pinellas County because we have only one landfill. Recycling helps to conserve landfill space and ensure a sustainable future.
Did you know that over 75% of the trash in Pinellas County could be recycled?
Plastic bags and plastic wrap are the #1 contaminant
Did you know that plastic bags and plastic wrap cannot go in your recycling container? Plastic bags and plastic wraps tangle in the machinery that separates the different materials for processing, bringing the entire system to a standstill. If you want to recycle your plastic bags, take them with you next time you visit a store that participates in their collection. Better yet, use reusable bags.
View Hillsborough County's Trash the Bags Tampa Bay video below!
Wonder where your recycling goes after it leaves the curb?
You can find out by viewing Fox Tampa Bay’s tour of Waste Management’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Tampa. Just click the link below:
Please visit the links below for lots of useful recycling information.
Please visit the link below to access Pinellas County’s Recycling Directory.
You may visit the link below to access Pinellas County’s A-Z guide.
This guide tells us how to recycle or safely dispose of just about anything.
View Waste Management’s “Recycle Right” video by clicking on the link below:
Need to dispose of electronics and/or chemicals?
You may either drop items off at the Pinellas County Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center located at 2855 109th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716; or visit a Pinellas County Mobile Collection Event.
Visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste/PDF/mobile_collection_schedule.pdf for a schedule of upcoming Mobile Collection Events.
Please visit Pinellas County Utilities’ Recycling website at http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/recycle.htm
for answers to many recycling related questions.