Universal Curbside Recycling - Cart Delivery Is Underway
Now through the end of June, blue, 95-gallon recycling carts are being automatically delivered to single-and multi-family (up to 4 units) residential addresses in St. Petersburg. The Sanitation Department is currently working on Zones 2, 4, 6, and 8. Residents living in Zones 1, 3, 5, and 7 have already received their containers. Customers are encouraged to move the container away from the curb and closer to their residence until their designated recycling day.
Regular Curbside Recycling Collection Begins:
With Universal Curbside Recycling, there is no need to separate items. All items, as long as they are free of food particles, may be placed in the cart for bi-weekly curbside pickup.
Items that may be recycled include:
- 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
All recyclables must be rinsed or free of food particles (no yard waste or regular garbage).
The city will continue to maintain five drop-off recycling centers/brush sites for those wishing to use them.
Participate, Don’t Contaminate!
In early July, St. Petersburg residential collection customers may sign up for custom email or text reminders to help keep track of solid waste and/or curbside recycling collection days with the St. Pete Collects mobile app. Customers may also use mobile and desktop versions of St. Pete Collects to learn if an item is recyclable or garbage simply by typing the item's name into a searchable database.
Have a question about the Universal Residential Curbside Recycling program?
View these Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7838.
View our White Board Video on Universal Curbside Recycling: