Give Yard Waste and Recyclables A Second Chance!
The city of St. Petersburg operates five conveniently located brush sites where residents may drop off yard waste and other organic byproducts, along with selected recyclable materials, for free. City residents will be asked to show proof of residency (driver’s license, etc.) at the entrance to each brush site.
- 1000 62nd Avenue N.E.
- 7750 26th Avenue N.
- 2500 26th Avenue S.
- 4015 Dr. Martin Luther King St S.
- 2453 20th Avenue N.
Hours of Operation (all locations)
- Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Brush sites are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Residents may drop off yard waste (grass, leaves, tree and shrub trimmings, palm fronds, limbs, and logs), with the following exceptions:
- yard waste must not contain plastics, metal and lumber
- large limbs/logs should be less than five feet long
- stumps should weigh less than 300 lbs
Property owners who hire a business to do yard work
If the property owner cannot accompany workers to a brush site for yard waste disposal, they may use the Brush Site Consent Form . The form must be signed and completed by both the property owner and the company performing the services in order for the brush site to accept the material.
In addition to recycling, five city brush sites also offers regular mulch, free to city residents, along with a variety of other mulch products, and Soil-Builder, a soil amendment for sandy soils. Mulch may be picked up at any brush sites or may be delivered for a nominal fee. View the Mulch Order form for information on each mulch product, pricing and recommended application.
Once you've gathered your recyclables, you can take them to one of the city's five official RecyclaMats/Brush Sites located throughout the city. Just deposit your materials into clearly labeled bins.
Glass containers (all colors); aluminum and steel cans; steel jar lids; milk and juice cartons; drink boxes; plastic containers with numbered triangles #1-7; newspapers, magazines, mail, shopping ads, windowed envelopes; mixed paper and cardboard; yard clippings, appliances/mixed metals.
St. Petersburg brush sites do not accept plastic trash or grocery bags, plastic dry cleaning or newspaper bags, plastic wrappers from water bottles, toilet paper, or paper towel packaging, flimsy plastic packaging, or Styrofoam. These items should be thrown away in the trash.
In addition, the Pinellas County recycling site offers other convenient St. Petersburg public recycling centers (collecting some, but not all, recyclables) to make recycling even easier. Operating hours vary.
View City Operated Primary Recycling Center Sites in a larger map