Brush & Recycling Sites

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Drop-Off Locations

The City operates five recycling and brush sites where St. Petersburg residents can drop off select recyclable materials, yard waste, and other organic byproducts for free. Visitors will be asked to show proof of residency (driver’s license, etc.) at the entrance to each brush site.

Brush Site Policy     Brush Site Consent Form


All brush site locations are open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Brush sites are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

  •  1000 62nd Ave. NE.
  •  7750 26th Ave. N.
  •  2500 26th Ave. S.
  •  4015 Dr. Martin Luther King St. S.
  •  2453 20th Ave. N.

Christmas Tree Disposal

St. Pete utility customers have two options to dispose of their Christmas trees. All lights, ornaments, tree stands, plastic tree disposal bags and other decorations should be removed from the tree. Tanglers like lights and garland should not be recycled. The City of St. Petersburg recommends reducing waste by reusing lights and ornaments, or donating them. Collected trees will be turned into mulch, which is free to residents at the Brush Sites.

  1. Drop off at one of the city's Brush Sites below. Brush Sites are open 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Brush sites are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Residents should bring a photo ID and water bill for proof of residency. More information at
    • 1000 62nd Ave. NE
    • 7750 26th Ave. N
    • 2500 26th Ave. S
    • 4015 Dr. Martin Luther King St. S
    • 2453 20th Ave. N
  2. Request a Special Pickup by submitting a request at or by calling the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7398 during normal business hours.

Yard Waste

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 or 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 must accompany workers to a brush site for yard waste disposal, or complete a 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. Size and weight limits apply. Loads from multiple addresses will not be accepted.


Recyclable materials may be taken to one of the City's five Brush Sites located throughout the city. Separate and deposit the materials into labeled bins. 

Accepted materials can be found at 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, paper towels, thin plastic packaging, or Styrofoam. These items should be thrown away in the trash. For a more complete list of acceptable recyclables, view the Brush Site Policy Guide or use the Waste Wizard through the St. Pete Collects mobile app.


In addition to the City Brush Sites, select recyclable materials can be taken to the Pinellas County recycling site or the below sites. Operating hours vary.

  Childs Park Sports Complex
691 43rd St. S.
Clearview United Methodist
4515 38th Ave. N.
Crescent Lake
1320 5th St. N.
Municipal Marina
300 2nd Ave. SE.
Steel Cans   X X X
Aluminum Cans X X X X
Newspaper X   X X
Mixed Paper X   X X
Glass Bottles   X X X
Plastics #1-7   X X X
Cardboard X   X X

*The recycling site at Ollie's Bargain Outlet will close permanently on Sept. 12, 2021 and bins will be removed.

Mulch Products & Soil Builder

A variety of mulch products and Soil Builder (a soil amendment for sandy soils) are available to city residents through the City's brush sites. Regular mulch may be picked up at any brush site for free and can be delivered for a nominal fee. Soil Builder is available through delivery only. View the Mulch Product Order Form below for information on each product, pricing and recommended application.

Mulch Product Order Form