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Pasco County Begins Offering Weekly Curbside Recycling

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on June 10, 2019

~~Glass is no longer accepted in once-per-week collections~~

In pursuit of a cleaner, greener future, Pasco County is now offering weekly residential curbside recycling.*  The new, once-per-week schedule will increase recycling tonnage and make participation even easier – just toss your recyclables into one bin!  *Haulers have 90 days to make the transition to weekly recycling. 

Pasco County Begins Offering Weekly Curbside Recycling

Since there is no resale market for recycled glass in Florida, and broken glass contaminates the recycling stream – glass will no longer be accepted in our recycling program.  Please toss your glass in the trash bin where it will be sent to Pasco’s Waste-To-Energy facility, leaving even less of a carbon footprint than it would in a landfill.

“This increase in service is a reflection of Pasco County’s commitment to future sustainability and to our citizens,” said Solid Waste Director John Power.  “Though removing glass may seem counter-intuitive, it increases the overall reuse of collected materials, eases processing, and maximizes our positive environmental impact.”

Pasco residents recycle about 8,000 tons a year, while producing 379,000 tons of trash.  Additional pick-ups will capitalize on recycling that wasn’t being captured.  Pasco County is increasing the allowable price cap haulers can charge for service from $12.44/month to $16.81/month – the first increase since 2009.

How to participate:

  • Contact your trash hauler for a pick-up schedule
  • Order an optional recycling cart through your trash hauler
  • Use your own container – recycling is accepted in containers with a recycling sticker

For more information on recycling schedules or to order a recycling cart, call your trash hauler.  A list of local trash haulers can be found here: bit.ly/GarbagePickUp.

For more information on what can and can’t be recycled, visit: bit.ly/PascoRecycling; call: 727.856.4539; or e-mail: [email protected].

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