Recycling

Holiday Closures

As the Holiday Season approaches, please be aware of the following closures for recycling self-haul to the West Pasco Resource Recovery Facility and the East Pasco Transfer Station.

Holiday Closures for the Public & Independent Junk Removal Services

Veterans Day - - Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday - - Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Holiday - - Friday, November 27
Christmas Eve - - Thursday, December 24
Christmas Day - - Friday, December 25
New Year's Eve - - Thursday, December 31
New Year's Day - - Friday, January 1, 2021

Holiday Closures to Licensed Trash Haulers - Call Your Hauler for Pickup Schedule Changes

Thanksgiving Holiday - - Thursday, November, 26
Christmas Day - - Friday, December 25
New Year's Day - - Friday, January 1, 2021

Please practice smart social distancing on site – remain in your vehicle at the scale house unless prompted for payment and stay at least six feet away from employees and other visitors while unloading. Remember, team members do not assist with unloading items.

Please click to 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.

Recycling Information

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:

  1. Aluminum Cans
  2. Cardboard
  3. Paper
  4. Plastic Bottles and Small Containers
  5. Metal Food Cans

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!


Aluminum Cans

Please Remember...


Plastic Bags are not allowed in recyclingGlass is not allowed in recycling
Styrfoam is not allowed in recyclingMilk or Juice Cartons are not allowed in recycling
Please recycle small items, onlyClothes hangers, wires, or other tanglers are not allowed in recycling
Wet or Dirty items are not allowed in recyclingTrash is not allowed in recylcing


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.

Remember: When in doubt, throw it out!

Call your trash hauler for your recycling schedule

The County does not pick up your recycling. Your recycling is picked up by your trash hauler.

The County does not keep trash account information on file.

If you live in Pasco and you use a dumpster, you can still recycle. Click here to find the drop-off closest to you.