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Curbside Recycling Update:

Curbside Recycling in St. Petersburg

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. may have recycling collected the same day; calls received after 4 p.m. will be collected the following weekday.

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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Accepted Recyclables

With Universal Curbside Recycling, there is no need to separate items. 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 trash).

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? Contact the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7838.

View our White Board Video on Universal Curbside Recycling:


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

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