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Recycling in Pasco County


It is important to recycle right, so when in doubt throw it out. Not all items can be recycled, and some items can cause damage to recycling machinery and create contamination. Please recycle only the items listed below to maximize your impact and save the world, one can at a time. Make sure all recycling is clean and dry and all boxes are broken down.







  • Plastics Recycling: Plastics of different kinds are melted down and turned into small pellets that can be used in manufacturing. Your water bottle could become a park bench, carpeting, or even clothing.








  • Paper Recycling: Paper is torn into very small pieces and mixed with liquids to remove ink, before being dried and flattened to make new paper.













  • Metal Food Cans: Metal cans are melted down and used in everything from auto parts to construction material. 









  • Cardboard Recycling: Cardboard is ground into pulp and reshaped into new cardboard.















  • Aluminum Cans: Aluminum cans are melted down and used to make new cans as well as in all sorts of industrial applications. A soda can you recycle today could be on the grocery store shelf as a new can in as few as 90 days.

Please note that the items below CANNOT be recycled in Pasco County. 

























































For questions about what can be recycled, call Pasco County Recycling at 727-847-8123, or email  To stay in the know about all things recycling in Pasco County follow Pasco County Solid Waste & Recycling on Facebook.

Your garbage and recycling are picked up by licensed trash haulers. If you live in Pasco county and receive twice-a-week garbage pickup at the curb, then you have once-a-week recycling. If you would like to start recycling, please contact your trash hauler to request a recycling cart and to find out your recycling schedule.


Licensed Trash Hauler Phone Numbers

  • Coastal Waste & Recycling 


  • J.D. Parker & Sons Inc.


  • Republic 


  • Waste Aid


  • Waste Connections (East & East Central)


  • Waste Connections (West & West Central)


  • Waste Management


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