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Universal Curbside Recycling in St. Petersburg

Beginning May 4, citizens living in single-and multi-family residences, up to four units, will begin taking automatic delivery of blue, 95-gallon recycling carts begin for single-and multi-family (up to four units) residences. The Sanitation Department will deliver recycling carts on a rolling schedule to Zones 1, 3, 5, and 7. Recycling carts will be delivered to addresses in Zones 2, 4, 6, and 8 when the first delivery phase is complete. Click on the map below for a larger image. 

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Universal Curbside Recycling collections will officially get underway in July 2015. The city will continue to maintain five drop-off recycling centers/brush sites for those wishing to use them.

For information or questions about the Universal Curbside Recycling program, contact the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7838.

Eligible recyclable items, rinsed and free of food particles, may be placed in the bin for bi-weekly curbside pickup. There is no need to separate. Participate, Don't Contaminate!


  • Glass Containers (all colors)
  • Aluminum & Steel cans, steel jar lids
  • Milk & Juice cartons, drink boxes
  • Plastics #1-7 (containers with numbered triangles)
  • Newspapers, magazines, mail, shopping ads, windowed envelopes
  • Mixed Paper/Cardboard


  • Plastic bags
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Styrofoam or plastic take-out containers
  • Light bulbs, mirrors, ceramics
  • Electronics
  • Paint & Pesticides
  • Batteries
  • Used paper plates

Curbside Recycling In St. Petersburg

Waste Pro, Inc. will continue to provide containers and curbside recycling for participating residents of St. Petersburg until the current contract concludes at the end of May 2015. While Waste Pro Inc. is no longer accepting new customers, participating residents may continue placing newspapers, cardboard, metal and aluminum cans, glass and plastic at the curb for weekly pickup. For more information, contact Waste Pro at 727-873-0800

Large oversized items?
If your throwing out a TV, dryer, box spring or other large item call to schedule a free pickup! Just give us a call for details 893-7398 or go here for more information.

Electronics or Hazardous Chemical Disposal?
Visit one of St. Petersburg's Mobile Collection Days held throughout the year to safely dispose of unwanted electronics and hazardous chemicals. 

FREE Services we offer... 


Our community appearance division removes graffiti and snipe signs and keeps vacant lots clear of overgrowth and debris. Sanitation is also responsible for removing dead animals, furniture and appliances collection, rodent control treatment, and refuse container repair and replacement.

Report Graffiti

Junk Mail Handling
Learn how you can reduce junk mail at the Pinellas County A-Z Guide.

"Serving The Community"
  • 8,112,000 trash pickups
  • Manage 296,000 tons of refuse
  • Service 76,000 residential customers
  • Service 5,900 commercial customers
  • Recycling 37,000 tons brush materials
  • Producing 31,500 tons of FREE mulch
  • Recycling 2,370 tons of newspaper, glass and other materials


Recycling centers throughout the city collect over 39,370 tons of recyclables annually, recycling 2,370 tons of newspapers, glass and other materials, and more than 37,000 tons of yard clippings.


City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

  • p: 727-893-7111
  • f: 727-892-5102
  • tty: 727-892-5259
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