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Universal Curbside Recycling in St. Petersburg

Now through the end of June, blue, 95-gallon recycling carts are being automatically delivered to single-and multi-family (up to 4 units) residential addresses in St. Petersburg. The Sanitation Department is currently working on Zones 2, 4, 6, and 8. Residents living in Zones 1, 3, 5, and 7 have already received their containers. Customers are encouraged to move the container away from the curb and closer to their residence until their designated recycling day. Regular curbside collections are scheduled to begin June 29 as indicated below: 

Regular Curbside Recycling Collection Begins:

Recycling Collection Starts

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The city will continue to maintain five drop-off recycling centers/brush sites for those wishing to use them.

Coming Soon!

In early July, St. Petersburg residential collection customers may sign up for custom email or text reminders to help keep track of solid waste and/or curbside recycling collection days with the St. Pete Collects mobile app.  Customers may also use mobile and desktop versions of St. Pete Collects to learn if an item is recyclable or garbage simply by typing the item's name into a searchable database.

Have a question about the Universal Residential Curbside Recycling program?
View these Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7838.

Eligible recyclable items, rinsed and free of food particles, may be placed in the bin for curbside pickup every other week. There is no need to separate. 


  • Glass Containers (all colors)
  • Aluminum & Steel cans, steel jar lids
  • Milk & Juice cartons, drink boxes
  • Plastics #1-7 (containers with numbered triangles)
  • Newspapers, magazines, mail, shopping ads, windowed envelopes
  • Mixed Paper/Cardboard


  • Plastic bags
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Styrofoam or plastic take-out containers
  • Light bulbs, mirrors, ceramics
  • Electronics
  • Paint & Pesticides
  • Batteries
  • Used paper plates

                                                       PARTICIPATE, DON'T CONTAMINATE!

Curbside Recycling In St. Petersburg

Waste Pro, Inc. will continue to provide containers and curbside recycling for participating residents of St. Petersburg until the current contract concludes at the end of May 2015. While Waste Pro Inc. is no longer accepting new customers, participating residents may continue placing newspapers, cardboard, metal and aluminum cans, glass and plastic at the curb for weekly pickup. Waste Pro will continue to service large, multi-unit buildings, such as apartment complexes, and commercial businesses. For more information, contact Waste Pro at 727-873-0800

Large oversized items?
If you're throwing out a TV, dryer, box spring or other large item, call to schedule a free pickup! Just give us a call for details 893-7398 or go here for more information.

Electronics or Hazardous Chemical Disposal?
Visit one of St. Petersburg's Mobile Collection Days held throughout the year to safely dispose of unwanted electronics and hazardous chemicals. The next Mobile Collection Day in St. Petersburg is Saturday, September 12, at the SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREE Services we offer... 

Graffiti Removal
Our community appearance division removes graffiti and snipe signs and keeps vacant lots clear of overgrowth and debris. Sanitation is also responsible for removing dead animals, furniture and appliances collection, rodent control treatment, and refuse container repair and replacement.

Junk Mail Handling
Learn how you can reduce junk mail at the Pinellas County A-Z Guide.

"Serving The Community"

  • 8,112,000 trash pickups
  • Manage 296,000 tons of refuse
  • Service 76,000 residential customers
  • Service 5,900 commercial customers
  • Recycling 37,000 tons brush materials
  • Producing 31,500 tons of FREE mulch
  • Recycling 2,370 tons of newspaper, glass and other materials

Recycling centers throughout the city collect over 39,370 tons of recyclables annually, recycling 2,370 tons of newspapers, glass and other materials, and more than 37,000 tons of yard clippings.


City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

  • p: 727-893-7111
  • f: 727-892-5102
  • tty: 727-892-5259
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