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Tropical System Erika Advisory 3 - 8/29 at 1:30 p.m.

Erika downgraded to tropical system, officials still anticipate significant rain. St. Petersburg is making sandbags available to residents beginning Sunday, August 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., until supplies are exhausted.

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Curbside Recycling Underway

Curbside Recycling began Monday, June 29, in St. Petersburg for single-family and multi-unit residences (up to 4 units). Collections are made zone-by-zone. Customers may find their zone by locating the colored sticker on their recycling container, in the welcome kit provided with each container, or with the new St. Pete Collects mobile app.

Missed Collection?

Curbside Recycling customers who missed collection on their designated recycling day may contact 893-7838 to re-schedule recycling pickup. Calls received at the Sanitation Department before 4 p.m. will have recycling collected the same day; calls received after 4 p.m. will be collected on the following schedule:

Zones B2 & B4 - Wednesday, August 19

Zones B6 & B8 - Saturday, August 22

Find Your Collection Day

Residential curbside recycling customers are reminded that under city ordinance, containers may be placed at the curb by 7 p.m. the night before collection; by 7 a.m. on collection day and removed by 7 p.m. the same day to the side or back of the residence.  

St. Pete Collects Mobile App

Never miss another trash and/or curbside recycling collection day with St. Pete Collects! Download the app for personal reminders before collection days and automatic notifications when holidays or bad weather impacts your schedule. Make recycling easy with mobile collection events, tips for a greener lifestyle and our Waste Wizard to look up accepted materials.

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The city will continue to maintain five drop-off recycling centers/brush sites for those wishing to use them. 

Have a question about the Universal Residential Curbside Recycling program?
View these Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7838.

Multi-Unit and Commercial Recycling In St. Petersburg
Waste Pro Inc. services large, multi-unit buildings, such as apartment complexes (larger than 4 units), and commercial businesses with recyclable materials collection, including newspapers, cardboard, metal and aluminum cans, glass and plastic. For more information, contact Waste Pro at 727-873-0800

Large Oversized Items
If you're 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 Chemicals
Visit one of St. Petersburg's Mobile Collection Days held throughout the year to safely dispose of unwanted electronics and hazardous chemicals. The next Mobile Collection Day in St. Petersburg is Saturday, September 12, at the SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FREE Services we offer... 

Graffiti Removal
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.


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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