Recycling

It can be hazardous to our dedicated sanitation workers to put out trash without bagging it first. Please help keep sanitation men and women safe by bagging all garbage for curbside trash pickup.

Pasco County to Limit Residential Trash Drop-Offs                                                           

Sites to accept residential bagged garbage/commercial hauler drop-offs only 

Beginning Saturday April 4, Pasco County Solid Waste will be limiting access to both the West Pasco Resource Recovery and the East Pasco Transfer Station.  Only commercial vendors and customers with bagged, household waste will be able to drop off trash.

Both locations will only accept the following: 

Residential bagged garbage
Commercial landscaping yard waste
Commercial junk removal services

The following non-commercial deliveries will NOT be accepted:

Mixed furniture, non-municipal garbage, metal, etc.
Paint or other household chemicals
Yard trimmings not delivered by a commercial lawn service or hauler
Televisions, computer monitors, printers, etc.
Refrigerators and other large appliances
Any other non-bagged household garbage

Both the West Pasco Resource Recovery Facility at 14606 Hays Road in Spring Hill and the East Pasco Transfer Station at 9626 Handcart Road, Dade City are serving more customers than usual, presenting an increased risk of COVID-19 exposure for employees and customers alike.  We ask all our customers to please support our efforts and to store loose household items at home for the time being. For questions or more information about these changes, please call: 727.857.2780.


Pasco Temporarily Closes Recycling Drop-Offs                       

Three Recycling Drop-offs to Suspend Operations in Response to Coronavirus

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Pasco County is temporarily closing three community recycling drop-offs as a precautionary measure to reduce potential transmission of COVID-19.

The following drop-offs will be closed until further notice:

Holiday Area Recycling
Anclote Gulf Park Location
2305 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday
Land O’Lakes Area Recycling
Senior Services Center Location
6801 Wisteria Loop, Land O’Lakes
Port Richey Area Recycling
Embassy Location
9512 Crabtree Lane, Port Richey

“We know that some people depend on our drop-offs for their recycling needs,” said Recycling Supervisor Rachelle Dobbs. “We appreciate the patience of all our residents as we navigate this uncertain time, and we hope people understand the need for an abundance of caution.”

Recycling Information

The Recycling and education Department of Pasco County is committed to reducing the waste stream through recycling and reuse, encouraging environmental stewardship, and providing information and presentations to educate citizens about recycling and the benefits of waste reduction. Call us for more info!


You can recycle:

  1. Aluminum Cans
  2. Cardboard
  3. Paper
  4. Plastic Bottles and Small Containers
  5. Metal Food Cans

We accept aluminum cans in our program. Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a standard laptop for two hours!

Please make sure cans are clean and dry!


Aluminum Cans

Please Remember...


Plastic Bags are not allowed in recyclingGlass is not allowed in recycling
Styrfoam is not allowed in recyclingMilk or Juice Cartons are not allowed in recycling
Please recycle small items, onlyClothes hangers, wires, or other tanglers are not allowed in recycling
Wet or Dirty items are not allowed in recyclingTrash is not allowed in recylcing


Why Don't You Recycle Glass?

When glass breaks, it acts as a contaminant for other materials and makes them more difficult to recycle. Recycling standards have increased over the years, and glass makes it harder to recycle other material. Glass is expensive to process and there is no viable market for recycled glass in Florida. To reduce costs and increase the recyclability of the overall stream, glass is no longer accepted.


Why no _____________________?

We can only accept the items listed because the machines that separate recycling are only designed for certain items. Anything else can cause the machines to seize up, slow down, or even break.

Remember: When in doubt, throw it out!

Call your trash hauler for your recycling schedule

The County does not pick up your recycling. Your recycling is picked up by your trash hauler.

The County does not keep trash account information on file.

If you live in Pasco and you use a dumpster, you can still recycle. Click here to find the drop-off closest to you.