Recycling

Photo of recycling pile

Please click to view our Solid Waste Facility Site map to help you navigate our drop off sites. 

Proof of Pasco County residency is required for services.

For more information about Pasco County's Solid Waste Facilities and standard pricing, please call 727-857-2780.

  • If you would like to start recycling in Pasco county, please call your trash hauler to request a recycling cart and for your recycling schedule.

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

  • Pasco county does not have access to trash hauler customer lists.

  • Pasco county has 8 licensed trash hauling companies who pick up your trash and recycling. 

Our Mission

The Pasco County Recycling and Education Department is committed to reducing the waste stream through recycling, encouraging environmental stewardship, and providing educational resources for residents about the benefits of recycling and waste reduction. 

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle

In Pasco County, please recycle these items:

  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

In Pasco County, please do not recycle these items:

  1. Why no ____?
  2. Glass
  3. Plastic bags
  4. Styrofoam
  5. Juice and Milk Cartons
  6. Tanglers
  7. Nothing Wet or Dirty
  8. Size Restrictions

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.

Recycling markets are local, meaning that acceptable recycling items may vary from state to state and from county to county. 

Remember: 

When in doubt, throw it out!

If you live in Pasco and you use a dumpster, you can still recycle. Click here to find the drop-off closest to you. Or, give us a call at 727-856-4539. We are happy to offer guidance however we can.