Our Mission

The Pasco County Recycling and Education Division 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.

Please 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.

recyclingTrash Haulers

  • 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.

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.


When in doubt, throw it out!

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

Size Restrictions

Pasco County does not recycle items that are larger than a cat litter container.

Recycling machinery is not designed for large items.

  • No: Tires
  • No: Laundry baskets
  • No: Storage bins
Pasco County does not recycle items that are smaller than your fist. Items that are smaller than your fist tend to fall through the recycling machinery and cannot be recycled properly.

  • No: Bottle caps
  • No: Single-use coffee pods
  • No: Straws and lids

Education and Outreach


  • Would you like to educate your local community about recycling? 
  • Does your neighborhood HOA need a recycling refresh?
  • Would your club or workplace benefit from a recycling presentation? 
  • Are you hosting an event that you would like the Recycling department to attend and participate?
If this sounds like you, you're in luck!

Pasco County provides free educational presentations for groups and communities!

The Recycling department is always looking for events to attend and educate residents at.

Please call or email our office to learn more and to schedule a recycling presentation.


Check out our new Facebook page!

You can find our new Facebook page by typing Pasco County Solid Waste and Recycling into the Facebook search bar. 

Follow our new Facebook page to explore the complex recycling process and to answer many frequently asked recycling questions. 

Show off your recycling pride by tagging our page in photos and by using the hashtag Pasco Recycles.
How do I recycle in Pasco County?
When is my recycling day?
Where do I get a recycling cart, and how much will it cost?
Is recycling mandatory?
Where can I take glass to be recycled?
Where do recyclables go?
What if there's a problem with my recycling pick-up?
Why does Pasco County no longer recycle glass?
How often is my recycling picked up?
Plastic Bottles & Containers
Juice & Milk Cartons
Nothing Wet or Dirty
Plastic Bags


Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm

14855 Softwind Ln Spring Hill, FL 34610

Recycling Locations - West Pasco Recycling Center

7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday
Additional Materials Accepted
For more information,

14606 Hays Road, Spring Hill

Recycling Locations - East Pasco Recycling Center

7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday
Additional Materials Accepted
For more information,

9626 Handcart Road, Dade City

Recycling Locations - Holiday Area Recycling

8 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Saturday

Anclote Gulf Park 2305 Baillies Bluff Road

Recycling Locations - Land O'Lakes Area Recycling

8 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Senior Services Center 6801 Wisteria Loop, Land O'Lakes