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.
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
If the property owner cannot accompany workers to a brush site for yard waste disposal, they may complete the below 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. Just separate and deposit the materials into labeled bins.
Accepted materials can be found at stpete.org/recycling. 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.
Additional Recycling Drop Off Locations
Mulch Products and 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 or may 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.
Types of Mulch
- 1000 62nd Ave. NE.
- 7750 26th Ave. N.
- 2500 26th Ave. S.
- 4015 Dr. Martin Luther King St. S.
- 2453 20th Ave. N.
Hours of Operation (all locations)
- 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 7 days a week
- Brush sites are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day
View City Operated Primary Recycling Center Sites in a larger map