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|
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.”
The Recycling and education Department of Pasco County is committed to reducing the waste stream through recycling and reuse, encouraging environmental stewardship, and providing information and presentations to educate citizens about recycling and the benefits of waste reduction. Call us for more info!
You can recycle:
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!
We love cardboard! Please make sure your cardboard is clean and dry. Once cardboard becomes wet, the fibers begin to break down and it can no longer be recycled. Pasco can recycle your corrugated cardboard boxes (please flatten), cereal boxes (without the bag), tissue boxes, toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, pasta boxes, etc.
Please no soiled, dirty, or greasy cardboard.
We accept newspaper, office paper, junk mail, magazines, wrapping paper, and card stock. Please make sure your paper is clean and dry. Once paper becomes wet, the fibers begin to fall apart, and it can no longer be recycled.
You can recycle plastic bottles, jugs, and small containers #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7. Is the number too small to read? If the plastic container has a neck, it's probably recyclable in our program. Please remember to rinse your plastic containers thoroughly and throw away both caps and squirt bottle nozzles.
You can recycle metal food cans. Does the top have a pull tab? Can you use a can opener? You can recycle it!
Why Don't You Recycle Glass?
When glass breaks, it acts as a contaminant for other materials and makes them more difficult to recycle. Recycling standards have increased over the years, and glass makes it harder to recycle other material. Glass is expensive to process and there is no viable market for recycled glass in Florida. To reduce costs and increase the recyclability of the overall stream, glass is no longer accepted.
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.