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.
The Pasco County Resource Recovery Facility and the East Pasco Transfer Station will be closed to the public Friday, April 2, 2021.
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.