Why is recycling, including glass, less expensive in some other areas?

Trash collection and recycling service costs are a local issue.  Different jurisdictions (states, counties, cities, etc.) have different trash and recycling systems, and different revenue and funding sources.  Pasco understands that other counties might do things differently, but we must work within the system and its constraints to ensure you receive the services you need.  The material you recycle is a matter of what local markets will accept. In Pasco, glass goes to the Waste-to-Energy plant where it will likely be used in future, sustainable public works projects.

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1. Why didn’t someone ask me about the changes?
2. Why is recycling, including glass, less expensive in some other areas?
3. Why does Pasco County no longer recycle glass?
4. Where do I get a recycling cart, and how much will it cost?
5. When does once-a-week recycling begin in Pasco County?
6. When is my recycling day?
7. How do I recycle in Pasco County?
8. Why are you changing to once-a-week recycling?
9. Is recycling mandatory?
10. Can I opt-out of paying the increased cost if I decide not to recycle?
11. Where can I take glass to be recycled?
12. Why am I being charged more?
13. How often is my recycling picked up?
14. What if there’s a problem with my recycling pick-up?