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Recycling

Free recycling pickup for old televisions and computers  

Televisions and computers contain dangerous and precious elements. St. Petersburg will pick up and recycle your old televisions and computers of all types for free whenever you're ready to throw them out. To arrange a pickup call the Sanitation Department at 893-7398, and then put your old device at the curb on the date you're assigned.

Where to take your recycling

See our maps and descriptions of Recyclamats/Brush Sites in St. Petersburg at www.stpete.org/brushsites

Newspaper Recycling

St. Petersburg has a unique relationship with private enterprise to help collect and recycle old newspaper. SP Fiber Technologies, Inc., a privately held producer of newsprint, provides over 100 newspaper recycling centers in the St. Petersburg community and provides a monetary return to the participants. This allows non-profit organizations to raise needed revenue and helps recycle newspaper at the same time. Please visit the following web site for a complete list of all locations in St. Petersburg. Please receive prior approval from the host facility prior to use.

Newspapers are also recyclable through the city's residential curbside recycling program and at selected recycling drop-off locations throughout St. Petersburg. See locations and descriptions of accepted items at www.stpete.org/brushsites

Partnership Drop-Off locations

In an effort to provide convenient recycling collection centers to the community, the City of St. Petersburg enters into partnership agreement with churches, apartment complexes, schools, mobile home parks, and other group facilities to offer a wide range of recycling opportunities designed based on participation and need. We are continually seeking additional partnerships; please call 893-7937 to see if your location qualifies. 

Pinellas County Recycling Services

The county government offers residents additional safe options in St. Petersburg and throughout Pinellas County for disposal of hazardous household waste, including mobile collectionHaz-To-Go eventsmotor oil recycling, and the HEC3 (Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center) in St. Petersburg. They also provide the A to Z Guide for Recycling and Disposal. Details are available at the Pinellas County page on Recycling

Residential Curbside Recycling in St. Petersburg 

Curbside Recycling began Monday, June 29, in St. Petersburg for single-family and multi-unit residences (up to 4). Collections are made zone-by-zone, beginning in Zone 1. 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 and matching it to the schedule at www.stpete.org/recycle.

Since May 4, 76,000 blue, 95-gallon recycling carts were automatically delivered to these residential addresses. Until curbside recycling collection begins in each zone, customers are encouraged to move ontainers away from the curb and to the side or back of their residence until their designated recycling day.

Multi-Unit and Commercial Recycling In St. Petersburg

Waste Pro Inc. currently 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.




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