Solid Waste & Resource Recovery (Landfill)

Holiday Closures

As the Holiday Season approaches, please be aware of the following closures for garbage 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

Starting on October 1st, 2020 the self-haul fee at the West Pasco Resource Recovery Facility and the East Pasco Transfer Station increased from $65.69 per ton to $72.08 per ton, or $3.60 per 100 lbs. Residents may still bring up to 8 bags of trash per day at no charge.

It can be hazardous to our dedicated sanitation workers to put out trash without bagging it first. Please help keep sanitation men and women safe by bagging all garbage for curbside trash pickup.

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.

Responsibilities

The main goals of the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Department are:

  • To address hazardous waste levels generated in order that citizens and small businesses of Pasco County may dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally-safe manner and remove such materials from the municipal solid waste stream.
  • To apply industry-acceptable methods of preventable marketable raw materials from entering the waste stream
  • To provide an integrated and comprehensive solid waste management system for the citizens of Pasco County.
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We strive to reach these goals by:

  • Operating the County's household hazardous waste collection and storage facilities and to manage the state mandated Small Quantity Generators Inspection Program to address business and hazardous waste generators.
  • Providing leadership and direction in the employment of available resources to comply with County policies, County ordinances and state and federal regulations regarding solid waste management.
  • Supervising the Resource Recovery assessment program, the Hazardous Waste program, and the Solid Waste Recycling program; to maintain continued involvement in the operation of the Resource Recovery Facility and associated landfill expansion and development; and to oversee capital projects as funded by bond issues.

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For More Information

For more information, email the Utilities Department or call us at (727) 847-8145.

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