Solid Waste & Resource Recovery (Landfill)

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.”

If you need information about our facilities, please visit the pages for our East or West locations. Please visit our Garbage Information page if you need information about curbside trash pickup.


The main goals of the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Department are:

  • To address hazardous waste levels generated in order that citizens and small businesses of Pasco County may dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally-safe manner and remove such materials from the municipal solid waste stream.
  • To apply industry-acceptable methods of preventable marketable raw materials from entering the waste stream
  • To provide an integrated and comprehensive solid waste management system for the citizens of Pasco County.
Solid Waste Facility

We strive to reach these goals by:

  • Operating the County's household hazardous waste collection and storage facilities and to manage the state mandated Small Quantity Generators Inspection Program to address business and hazardous waste generators.
  • Providing leadership and direction in the employment of available resources to comply with County policies, County ordinances and state and federal regulations regarding solid waste management.
  • Supervising the Resource Recovery assessment program, the Hazardous Waste program, and the Solid Waste Recycling program; to maintain continued involvement in the operation of the Resource Recovery Facility and associated landfill expansion and development; and to oversee capital projects as funded by bond issues.

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For More Information

For more information, email the Utilities Department or call us at (727) 847-8145.

Solid Waste