2011 Pinellas County Recycling Directory

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Pinellas County Recycling Directory
                         Click on blue hyperlinks for more information.

                                      >>> Open the foldout page for the
                                         recycling map and guidelines.
Message
                                   Susan Latvala, Chair, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners


                                Recycle Today is distributed annually to provide the
                                information you need to participate in local recycling
                                programs. I encourage you to make recycling a way of
                                life. Please read this directory, and save it as a reference
                                to use throughout the year.




Contents
Recycling Map                          3                               Free Recycled Mulch                        14
Recycling Guidelines                   4                               Web Resources                              15
Recycling Programs (links below)    5-13                               A to Z Guide for Recycling (sidebar)       15
Belleair                5      Pinellas Park            9              Just for Teachers/Kids (sidebar)           15
Belleair Beach          5      Redington Beach          9              Frequently Asked Questions              16-17
Belleair Bluffs         5      Redington Shores         9              Solid Waste Facility/Tours (sidebar)       16
Belleair Shore          5      Safety Harbor           10              Motor Oil Recycling (sidebar)              17
Clearwater              6      Seminole                10              2011 Recycling Events                      18
Dunedin                 6      South Pasadena          10
Gulfport                7      St. Petersburg          11              Business Waste Reduction                   19
Indian Rocks Beach      7      St. Pete Beach          12              Electronics & Chemicals                 20-21
Indian Shores           7      Tarpon Springs          12              HEC3 / Haz-to-Go Trailer                   20
Kenneth City            7      Treasure Island         12              Mobile Collection Schedule                 21
Largo                   8      Unincorporated
                                                                       Photo Guide to Recycling                   22
Madeira Beach           8      Areas                   13
N. Redington Beach      8      Curbside Recycling
Oldsmar                 9      Providers               13              g   All phone numbers listed in the directory are
                                                                           area code 727, unless otherwise indicated.


To learn more about recycling, visit our website at                    Recycle Today was created by Pinellas County
pinellascounty.org/recycle or contact:                                 Utilities, funded by the Solid Waste Operations
                                                                       Dept., and distributed in cooperation with the
Pinellas County Utilities Solid Waste Operations                       Pinellas Partners in Recycling group that
3095 114th Ave. N.                                                     supports waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716                                               Members include representatives of Pinellas
(727) 464-7500                                                         County, its municipalities and other organiza-
recycle@pinellascounty.org                                             tions involved in waste reduction.
                                                                                                                                                                                            >>>
               Click on blue hyperlinks or any map number for more information.


    Pinellas County                                                                                                                                                                        Leave
    Recycling Map                                                                  42
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                                                                                                                                                                                            this
    The map shows drop-off recycling sites                                                                                                                                                 page
    for items such as containers and paper,                                                 60                                52                                                           open
    plus locations to pick up free mulch.
                                                                                                                       53                                                               to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                       the handy
    MAP KEY
                                                                                                                                                                                          map
         Drop-off recycling site                                                                                          65
                                                                                                                                                                                      accessible.
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         Free mulch site                                                                              55
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         Drop-off recycling & mulch site                                                4
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                                                                                                                                                                                       5-14 for
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                                                                                                                                                                                      addresses.
         Curbside Recycling                                    59
      In addition to the drop-off recycling
      sites indicated on the map, most
                                                                         1
      municipalities offer curbside
      recycling programs. See pages                                                                        12
      5-13 for items collected.
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    Pinellas County
    Solid Waste Operations                         8
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                                                                                                                                                       DR. MLK JR. ST. N.
    Bridgeway Acres Landfill
    Waste-to-Energy  Facility                    10

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     ousehold Electronics and                                               56   54
      Chemical Collection Center (HEC3)                                                                                                            35                                 20
      and Swap Shop                                            16
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     ecycling Drop-Off Center
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    Yard Waste-to-Mulch Program                                                                     21          37
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            Glass Recycling                                                                  47
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      The following sites (shown on the
      map) accept glass for recycling:                                                                                                                 24
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3                 VISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle | CALL 464-7500 | E-MAIL recycle@pinellascounty.org
                   CliCk here to find out which items may be recycled in your area.


    Recycling Guidelines
                                    These guidelines apply to the recycling programs listed on pages 5-13.

    Aluminum Cans                                                  Newspapers
                                                                                                           S
    g aluminum cans used for drinks or food                        g newspapers (including              EW
                                                                                                       N
    g empty, rinsed and crushed                                      inserts)
                                      *                            g clean and dry
    ExamplEs
                                                                   g NO string or twine
    - soda, beer or some pet food cans

    Cardboard                                                      Plastic Bottles
    g corrugated cardboard boxes                                   g  “Check for a Neck!”—recycle any
      (3-layer)                                                       plastic container with a neck
    g clean, empty and dry                                            opening smaller than the base
    g flatten boxes please                                         g empty, rinsed and crushed
    g NO pizza boxes                                               g labels OK
                                                                                                   *
                                                                   g NO caps, lids or pump spray
    Glass Bottles or Jars                                             tops
                                                                   ExamplEs
    g empty and rinsed
    g labels OK
                          *                                        - soda, juice, milk, water, ketchup, mouthwash,
                                                                     salad dressing, cleaners or detergent bottles
    g NO caps or lids

    ExamplEs                                                       Steel Cans
    - wine bottles or pickle jars
                                                                   g  steel (tin) cans used for food
    Milk or Juice Cartons                                          g empty and rinsed
                                                                                         *
                                                                   g labels and lids OK
    g gable-top beverage containers
                                                                   g NO aerosol cans or paint cans
    g drink boxes (no straws)
                                                                   ExamplEs
    g empty, rinsed and crushed

    ExamplEs
                                      *               JUI
                                                         CE
                                                                   - soup, vegetable or some pet food cans

    - milk or orange juice cartons
    - single-serving juice boxes
                                                                   Yard Waste
                                                                   g  yard trimmings
    Mixed Paper                                                    g Sorting guidelines vary by
                                                                      municipality. See pages 5-13
    g   any clean, dry paper that tears                               for specifics.
    g   NO paper towels or tissues                                 ExamplEs
    ExamplEs                                                       - branches, limbs, leaves or grass clippings
    - white or colored paper
    - office paper
    - shredded paper
    - magazines or catalogs                                                      Wash & Squash
    - phone books
    - junk mail or envelopes
                                                                                          cans and bottles are
                                                                   * Please make sure thatWe encourage rinsing for
                                                                     emptied and rinsed.
    - wrapping paper                                                   sanitary reasons, and crushing to save
    - single layer paperboard items (such as cereal                    space. (Glass should not be crushed.)    FOOD
      boxes, paper towel rolls or soda cartons)

4                   vISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle | CALL 464-7500 | E-MAIL recycle@pinellascounty.org
                          Click on any city name for a print-friendly flyer.



Recycling Programs




                                                                                                                  FUN FACT: Plastic soda bottles can be recycled into clothes or carpet. It takes 19 bottles (20 oz. size) to make one XL t-shirt or one square foot of carpet.
                                                  BELLEAIR
 Curbside Recycling                    Yard Waste Recycling                    Recycler
                                       Cut limbs not exceeding 4 inches in     City of Clearwater
    
     aluminum cans
     
                                       diameter into 4 foot lengths and
     paper
     mixed
                                       bundle (up to 50 pounds). For loose
                                                                               Contact
    
     newspapers                        items, use garbage cans or bags (up
                                                                               Chip Zimmerman
      bottles
     plastic                                                                   588-3769, ext. 401
                                      to 50 pounds).
                                                                               www.townofbelleair-fl.gov
     cans
     steel
                                       Drop-Off Recycling
 To request a curbside bin,
                                        1 Belleair Public Works Bldg.
 call the city at 588-3769,
                                          1075 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
 ext. 401.
                                         aluminum cans  
                                                           newspapers
                                        
                                         cardboard          
                                                             plastic bottles
                                        
                                         mixed paper         cans
                                                             steel



                                            BELLEAIR BEACH
 Curbside Recycling                                                            Recycler
                                                                               Waste Management
  aluminum cans               milk or juice cartons    plastic bottles
  glass (all colors)          newspapers               steel cans           Contact
                                                                               Pam Nightingale
 To request a curbside bin, call the city at 595-4646, ext. 120, or go to      595-4646, ext. 120
 City Hall at 444 Causeway Blvd.                                               www.cityofbelleairbeach.com



                                            BELLEAIR BLUFFS
 Curbside Recycling                                                            Recycler
                                                                               Waste Management
  aluminum cans               milk or juice cartons    plastic bottles
  glass (all colors)          newspapers               steel cans           Contact
                                                                               Debra Sullivan, 584-2151
 To request a curbside bin, call Waste Management at 572-8779, or call         www.belleairbluffs.org
 the city at 584-2151.



                                            BELLEAIR SHORE
 Curbside Recycling                                                            Recycler
                                                                               Waste Services of Florida
  aluminum cans               newspapers                 steel cans
  glass (all colors)          plastic bottles                                Contact
                                                                               Mayor John Robertson
 To request a curbside bin, call the city at 593-9296 or Waste Services        593-9296 or 595-7548
 of Florida at 572-6800.                                                       www.belleairshore.com


SEE foldout map on page 3 and guidelines on page 4. | VISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle for updated information.                                                              5
                                                                                                                                                                             Click on any city name for a print-friendly flyer.



                                                                                                                                                Recycling Programs
fun fact: The largest component of our trash in Pinellas County is not plastic, diapers or yard waste. It’s paper (see pie chart on page 16).




                                                                                                                                                                                                CleaRwateR
                                                                                                                                                 Curbside Recycling                     Drop-Off Recycling                         Business & Multi-Family
                                                                                                                                                 g    aluminum cans                     2    Clearwater solid Waste Facility       Recycling
                                                                                                                                                 g    mixed paper                            1701 N. Hercules Ave.                 Recycling containers are available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for businesses and multi-family
                                                                                                                                                 g    newspapers                        g   aluminum cans g newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   complexes. Call 562-4933.
                                                                                                                                                 g    plastic bottles                   g   cardboard        g plastic bottles
                                                                                                                                                 g    steel cans                        g   cooking oil      g steel cans          Tours & Presentations
                                                                                                                                                                                        g   mixed paper                            For tours of Clearwater’s
                                                                                                                                                 To request a curbside bin, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   recycling facility or school
                                                                                                                                                 the city at 562-4920.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Electronics Recycling                      presentations, call 562-4933.
                                                                                                                                                 Yard Waste Recycling                   Free Electronics Collection Days are
                                                                                                                                                                                        held on the last Wednesday of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recycler
                                                                                                                                                 For loose items, use bags or                                                      City of Clearwater
                                                                                                                                                 non-city garbage cans (up to           month from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 1701
                                                                                                                                                 32 gallon). Cut limbs not              N. Hercules Ave. (562-4933). Bring         Contact
                                                                                                                                                 exceeding 4 inches diameter            up to six electronics and a utility bill   Kattrina Dowd, 562-4933
                                                                                                                                                 into 4 foot lengths and bundle.        for proof of residency.                    www.myclearwater.com




                                                                                                                                                                                                    dunedin
                                                                                                                                                 Curbside Recycling                     Drop-Off Recycling continued               Business & Multi-Family
                                                                                                                                                 g aluminum cans g newspapers           4    lake Haven Recycling Center           Recycling
                                                                                                                                                 g glass (clear/    g plastic                810 Lake Haven Road (behind           Recycling containers are available
                                                                                                                                                   no colors)          bottles               Solid Waste building)                 for businesses and multi-family
                                                                                                                                                 g mixed paper      g steel cans                                                   complexes. Call 298-3215,
                                                                                                                                                                                        g   aluminum cans g mixed paper
                                                                                                                                                 To request a curbside bin, call                                                   ext. 24.
                                                                                                                                                                                        g   cardboard         g newspapers
                                                                                                                                                 the city at 298-3024.
                                                                                                                                                                                        g   clothing/books    g plastic bottles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Presentations
                                                                                                                                                 Yard Waste Recycling                   g   cooking oil       g steel cans         To request a presentation for a
                                                                                                                                                 Place grass clippings and leaves       g   glass (clear/                          group or school, call 298-3215,
                                                                                                                                                 in 32 gallon cans or bags (up to           no colors)                             ext. 24.
                                                                                                                                                 50 pounds). Cut brush materials
                                                                                                                                                 into 4 foot lengths and tie in         Electronics Recycling                      Recycler
                                                                                                                                                 bundles (up to 50 pounds).             Call 298-3215, ext. 21, to request         City of Dunedin
                                                                                                                                                                                        curbside pickup:
                                                                                                                                                 Drop-Off Recycling                     g   electronics ($15.82 fee per item)      Contact
                                                                                                                                                  3   Highlander park                                                              Valerie Brown
                                                                                                                                                      903 Michigan Blvd.                                                           298-3215, ext. 24
                                                                                                                                                                                        Drop off the following items inside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   www.dunedingov.com
                                                                                                                                                 g aluminum cans        g mixed paper   the Division of Solid Waste building
                                                                                                                                                 g cardboard            g newspapers    at 1070 Virginia St. from 8 a.m. -
                                                                                                                                                 g clothing/books       g plastic       4 p.m. Mon. - Fri.:
                                                                                                                                                 g glass (clear/          bottles       g cell phones
                                                                                                                                                   no colors)           g steel cans    g rechargeable batteries



            6                                                                                                                                   SEE foldout map on page 3 and guidelines on page 4. | vISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle for updated information.
                            Click on any city name for a print-friendly flyer.




                                                                                                                     FUN FACT: Old tires can be recycled into playground surfaces, shoe soles, door mats and mulch.
                                                GULFPORT
 Curbside Recycling                  Yard Waste Recycling                      Recycler
   aluminum
                     newspapers    Small brush piles not exceeding           City of Gulfport
    cans              plastic       3 feet high or 4 feet wide may be
   cardboard          bottles       piled at the curb. No bags or cans.       Contact
   mixed paper  steel cans                                                   Lynn Roques, 893-1089
                                     Electronics Recycling                     www.mygulfport.us
 To request a set of curbside        Call 893-1089 to request pickup of
 bins, call the city at 893-1089.    electronic items ($15 per item).


                                     INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
 Curbside Recycling                  Drop-Off Recycling                        Business & Multi-Family
    
     aluminum      
                    mixed paper      5    Brown Park, Bay Blvd. & 27th Ave.    Recycling
   cans            
                    newspapers           
                                          aluminum cans   
                                                           newspapers          Recycling containers are available
  
   cardboard       
                    plastic              
                                          clothing/books 
                                                          plastic bottles     for businesses and multi-family
  
   glass            bottles               (all colors)
                                          glass                                complexes. Call 595-6889.
   (all colors)     cans
                    steel
  
   metal jar lids                    6     10th Avenue Park, corner of         Recycler
                                           10th Ave. and Bay Pine Blvd.        Waste Services of Florida
 To request a curbside bin, call     7     Nature Preserve, 903 Gulf Blvd.     (curbside)
 Waste Services at 572-6800.         8     Historical House, 4th Ave.          City of Indian Rocks Beach
 Yard Waste Recycling                    
                                          aluminum cans     plastic bottles
                                                                              (drop-off)
 Place loose waste in a container,
                                         
                                          newspapers
 or pile brush at the curb not       9     Kolb Park, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd.
                                                                               Contact
                                                                               Calvin Warren, 595-6889
 exceeding 4 feet in length or           
                                          aluminum cans      
                                                              newspapers
                                                                               www.indian-rocks-beach.com
 6 inches in diameter. No bags.           (all colors) plastic bottles
                                          glass             



                                           INDIAN SHORES
 Curbside Recycling                  Drop-Off Recycling                        Recycler
   aluminum cans  plastic
                                                                              Waste Services of Florida
                                     10   19305 Gulf Blvd. (behind
   newspapers          bottles           Town Hall)                           Contact
 To request a curbside bin, call
 Waste Services of Florida at
                                         
                                          aluminum cans        bottles
                                                               plastic         Marcia Grantham, 595-4020
 572-6800.
                                         
                                          newspapers                           www.myindianshores.com



                                            KENNETH CITY
 Curbside Recycling                  Drop-Off Recycling                        Recycler
    
     aluminum cans       
                          plastic                                              Waste Services of Florida
                                     11   Public Works, 46th Ave. N.
    
     newspapers         bottles
                                          and 58th St. N.
 To request a curbside bin, call
                                                                               Contact
 Waste Services of Florida at
                                         
                                          aluminum cans        bottles
                                                               plastic         Susan Scrogham, 498-8948
 572-6800.
                                         
                                          newspapers                           http://kennethcityfl.govoffice2.com


SEE foldout map on page 3 and guidelines on page 4. | VISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle for updated information.                                         7
                                                                                                                                                  Click on any city name for a print-friendly flyer.



                                                                                                                   Recycling Programs
                                                                                                                                                                             laRGo
fun fact: Over one million tons of garbage are disposed of at Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations every year.




                                                                                                                    Curbside Recycling                        Drop-Off Recycling                          Business & Multi-Family
                                                                                                                    g aluminum cans                           12Tri-City plaza                            Recycling
                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Hwy. 19 N. at East Bay Dr.           Recycling containers are available
                                                                                                                    g cardboard (flattened and
                                                                                                                                                                (behind Office Depot)                     for businesses, condos and
                                                                                                                        placed under your bin)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          apartments. Call 586-7424.
                                                                                                                    g mixed paper                            g aluminum cans      g newspapers
                                                                                                                    g newspapers                             g glass (all colors) g plastic bottles       Presentations
                                                                                                                    g plastic bottles                        g mixed paper                                To request a presentation
                                                                                                                    To request a curbside bin, call                                                       for a group or school, call
                                                                                                                                                              13    starkey Road Recycling, 1551          587-6760.
                                                                                                                    the city at 587-6760, or visit
                                                                                                                                                                    Starkey Road (north of Ulmerton
                                                                                                                    www.LargoRecycles.com to fill
                                                                                                                    out an online request form.
                                                                                                                                                                    Road and south of East Bay Dr.)       Recycler
                                                                                                                                                             g aluminum cans          g mixed paper       City of Largo
                                                                                                                    Yard Waste Recycling                     g cooking oil            g newspapers
                                                                                                                    Use bag, bundle or non-city
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact
                                                                                                                                                             g cardboard              g plastic bottles
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marissa Segundo, 587-6760
                                                                                                                    garbage can. No loose brush.             g glass (all colors)     g steel cans
                                                                                                                                                                                                          www.LargoRecycles.com



                                                                                                                                                                    MadeiRa beaCh
                                                                                                                    Curbside Recycling                        Drop-Off Recycling                          Recycler
                                                                                                                    g   aluminum cans                        14     madeira Beach City Hall               City of Madeira Beach
                                                                                                                    g   cardboard                                   300 Municipal Dr.                     (yard waste)
                                                                                                                                                             g     aluminum cans g mixed paper            Waste Services of Florida
                                                                                                                    g   glass (all colors)
                                                                                                                                                             g     cardboard          g newspapers        (cursbide and drop-off)
                                                                                                                    g   metal jar lids
                                                                                                                    g   mixed paper                          g     glass (all colors) g plastic bottles
                                                                                                                                                             g     metal jar lids     g steel cans        Contact
                                                                                                                    g   newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Donna Rolih
                                                                                                                    g   plastic bottles                       Yard Waste Recycling                        391-1611
                                                                                                                    g   steel cans                            Cut brush into 4 foot lengths and           www.madeirabeachfl.gov
                                                                                                                    To request a curbside bin,                stack at the curb. Brush piles cannot
                                                                                                                    call the city at 391-1611.                exceed 4 feet high or 8 feet long.
                                                                                                                                                              No bags or cans. No grass clippings
                                                                                                                                                              or leaves.



                                                                                                                                                        noRth RedinGton beaCh
                                                                                                                    Curbside Recycling                                                                    Recycler
                                                                                                                    g   aluminum cans               g   newspapers             g   steel cans             Waste Services of Florida
                                                                                                                    g   glass (clear/no colors)     g   plastic bottles
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact
                                                                                                                    To request a curbside bin, call Waste Services of Florida at 572-6800.                Mari Campbell, 391-4848
                                                                                                                                                                                                          www.townofnorthredingtonbeach.com


         8                                                                                                         SEE foldout map on page 3 and guidelines on page 4. | vISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle for updated information.
                             Click on any city name for a print-friendly flyer.




                                                                                                                  fun fact: Phone books can be recycled into insulation, grocery bags, packaging and paper towels.
                                                     oldsMaR
 Curbside Recycling                                                               Recycler
                                                                                  City of Oldsmar
 g   aluminum cans            g   newspapers                  g   steel cans
 g   mixed paper              g   plastic bottles                                 Contact
                                                                                  Bob Cyr, (813) 749-1262
 To request a curbside bin, call (813) 855-5257.                                  www.myoldsmar.com




                                               Pinellas PaRk
 Curbside Recycling                      Yard Waste Recycling                     Recycler
                                                                                  Waste Management
 g   aluminum cans                       15   Waste management Brush
 g   glass (all colors)                       site, 12950 40th St. N.
     milk or juice cartons
                                                                                  Contact
 g                                            Show proof of residency such        Don Vaughn
 g   newspapers                               as a utility bill. Drop off loose
     plastic bottles                                                              541-0711
 g                                            brush not exceeding 4 feet in       www.pinellas-park.com
 g   steel cans                               length. Open daily 7:30 a.m. -
 To request a curbside bin, call              4:30 p.m.
 the city at 541-0711.




                                             RedinGton beaCh
 Curbside Recycling                                                               Recycler
                                                                                  Waste Services of Florida
 g   aluminum cans             g   newspapers             g   plastic bottles
 g   glass (all colors)        g   phone books            g   steel cans          Contact
                                                                                  Janina Patrus
 To request a curbside bin, call the city at 391-3875.                            391-3875
                                                                                  www.townofredingtonbeach.com



                                         RedinGton shoRes
 Curbside Recycling                      Drop-Off Recycling                       Recycler
                                                                                  Waste Services of Florida
 See Curbside Recycling                 16    Town Hall, 17425 Gulf Blvd.
 Providers box on page 13.               g aluminum cans                          Contact
                                         g cardboard                              Mary Palmer
                                         g newspapers                             397-5538
                                         g plastic bottles                        www.townofredingtonshores.com



SEE foldout map on page 3 and guidelines on page 4. | vISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle for updated information.                                          9
                                                                                                                                             Click on any city name for a print-friendly flyer.



                                                                                                              Recycling Programs
                                                                                                                                                              safety haRboR
fun fact: There is a “recycled bridge” in New York made of 68,000 recycled milk jugs mixed with fiberglass.




                                                                                                               Curbside Recycling                       Drop-Off Recycling                            Multi-Family Recycling
                                                                                                               g   aluminum cans                        17   safety Harbor Fire Dept.                 Recycling containers are available
                                                                                                               g   mixed paper                               3095 McMullen-Booth Road                 for multi-family complexes. Call
                                                                                                                   newspapers                                                                         724-1550, ext. 223.
                                                                                                               g                                        g aluminum cans
                                                                                                               g   plastic bottles                      g cardboard
                                                                                                               g   steel cans                           g mixed paper                                 Presentations
                                                                                                                                                        g newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      To request a school presentation,
                                                                                                               To request a curbside bin, call                                                        call 724-1550, ext. 223.
                                                                                                               the city at 724-1550.                    g plastic bottles


                                                                                                                                                        18   public Works, 1200 Railroad Ave.         Recycler
                                                                                                               Yard Waste Recycling                                                                   City of Safety Harbor
                                                                                                               Place loose items in unlined             g    aluminum cans
                                                                                                               cans not to exceed 32 gallons.           g    antifreeze
                                                                                                               Cut limbs not exceeding                  g    cardboard                                Contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sherri Kennedy
                                                                                                               6 inches in diameter into                g    glass (all colors)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      724-1550, ext. 223
                                                                                                               4 foot lengths, bundle with              g    mixed paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.cityofsafetyharbor.com
                                                                                                               twine, and stack at the curb.            g    motor oil
                                                                                                               Limit 5 cans or bundles.                 g    newspapers
                                                                                                               No bags.                                 g    plastic bottles




                                                                                                                                                                    seMinole
                                                                                                               Curbside Recycling                                                                     Recycler
                                                                                                               g   aluminum cans               g   milk or juice cartons      g   plastic bottles     Waste Management
                                                                                                               g   glass (all colors)          g   newspapers                 g   steel cans
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact
                                                                                                               To request a curbside bin, call the city at 397-6383, ext. 3, or call Waste            Cathy Culp, 397-6383, ext. 3
                                                                                                               Management at 572-8779 (city residents only).                                          www.myseminole.com



                                                                                                                                                             south Pasadena
                                                                                                               Curbside Recycling                       Drop-Off Recycling                            Business & Multi-Family
                                                                                                               g   aluminum cans                        19    sweetbay supermarket                    Recycling
                                                                                                               g   glass (clear/no colors)                    Southwest corner of the store           Recycling containers are available.
                                                                                                               g   newspapers                                 parking lot at Gulfport Blvd.           Call 572-6800.
                                                                                                               g   plastic bottles                            and Pasadena Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recycler
                                                                                                               g   steel cans                           g aluminum cans           g newspapers        Waste Services of Florida
                                                                                                               To request a curbside bin,               g glass (clear/           g plastic bottles
                                                                                                               call Waste Services of Florida at          no colors)              g steel cans        Contact
                                                                                                               572-6800.                                                                              Gary Anderson, 384-0701
                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.ci.south-pasadena.fl.us


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                                             ST. PETERSBURG




                                                                                                                          FUN FACT: Recycling aluminum cans takes 95 percent less energy than making new ones from virgin ore.
 Curbside Recycling                     Drop-Off Recycling continued                 Paper Recycling
    
     aluminum cans       
                          newspapers    28    St. Petersburg Times                   In addition to the drop-off
    
     cardboard           
                          plastic             3131 13th Ave. N.                      recycling sites listed, the City
     (all colors)
     glass                bottles                                                    of St. Petersburg has a part-
     paper
     mixed                cans
                          steel              (all colors)
                                             glass                
                                                                   newspapers        nership with SP Recycling
                                             paper
                                             mixed                 bottles
                                                                   plastic           Corporation to recycle paper.
 To request a curbside bin, call
                                                                                     There are over 100 drop-off sites
 city-contracted provider Waste
                                                                                     for paper in the St. Petersburg
 Services at 572-6800 or contact        29 Grace Lutheran Church
                                                                                     community provided by SP
 Waste Pro at 452-5278.                    4301 16th St. N.
                                                                                     Recycling. Visit our A to Z Guide
                                        30 Clearview United Methodist
                                                                                     (see website listed below) for a
 Yard Waste Recycling                      Church, 4515 38th Ave. N.                 complete listing.
 Drop off loose brush (no bags)         31 Municipal Marina
 at the five Recycling & Brush             300 2nd Ave. S.E.                         Electronics Recycling
 Sites listed below. Show proof             
                                             aluminum cans        mixed paper       St. Petersburg residents may
 of residency such as a utility bill.       glass                newspapers        call the Sanitation Dept.
                                             (all colors)         plastic bottles   (893-7398) to arrange a free
 Drop-Off Recycling                                                                  pickup of an unwanted television
                                                                                     or computer. Call first, then put
 Recycling & Brush Sites                32   Fire Station #9
                                                                                     the electronic item(s) at the curb
     1000 62nd Ave. N.E.                     475 66th St. N.
 20                                                                                  on the date specified.
 21  7750 26th Ave. N.                  33   Enoch Davis Center
  22 2453 20th Ave. N.                       1111 18th Ave. S.                       Business Recycling
  23 2500 26th Ave. S.                      aluminum cans                           Recycling containers for
                                                                                     cardboard are available to
  24 4015 Dr. MLK Jr. St. S.
                                                                                     businesses for a fee. Call
 (Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m . - 5:30 p.m.,      34   Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N.          893-7934.
 Sat. - Sun. 8 a.m . - 5:30 p.m.)            paper
                                             mixed
  
   aluminum cans       
                        newspapers          newspapers                              Multi-Family Recycling
  
   appliances/         
                        plastic                                                      Requests for outdoor recycling
     mixed metal          bottles                                                    containers for apartments or
                                        35 Fossil Park                               condos must come from the
  
   cardboard        cans
                    steel
                                           6635 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N.                   facility’s manager. Recycling
   (all colors)
   glass            waste
                    yard
                                        36 Kiwanis Park                              is not available for individual
  
   mixed paper      (loose)
                                           38th Ave. N. and 18th St. N.              units. Facility managers may
                                        37 Northwest Park, 2331 60th St. N.          call 893-7398.
 25  Pinellas Bayway
     3802 54th Ave. S.                  38 Childs Park Sports Complex
                                           601 45th St. S.                           Recycler
 26 Sweetbay (beside store),                                                         Waste Services of Florida
                                        39 Campbell Park, 601 14th St. S.
     6095 9th Ave. N.                                                                (curbside)
                                        40 Bay Vista Park, 7000 4th St. S.
 27 Crescent Lake, 1320 5th                                                          City of St. Petersburg
     St. N. (closes at sunset)          41 Lakewood Youth Association                (drop-off)
  
   aluminum cans     newspapers          31st St. and 54th Ave. S.
  
   cardboard          
                       plastic          (parks close at sunset)                      Contact
   (all colors)
   glass               bottles           
                                          aluminum cans  newspapers                 Bill Sundstrom, 893-7398
  
   mixed paper         cans
                       steel             mixed paper                                www.stpete.org



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                                                                                   Recycling Programs
                                                                                                                                    st. Pete beaCh
fun fact: Glass can be recycled an infinite number of times without wearing out.




                                                                                    Curbside Recycling                                                                    Recycler
                                                                                                                                                                          Waste Services of Florida
                                                                                     g   aluminum cans            g   newspapers                 g   steel cans
                                                                                     g   glass (all colors)       g   plastic bottles                                     Contact
                                                                                                                                                                          Phil Christman, 363-9247
                                                                                    To request a curbside bin, call the city at 363-9243.                                 www.stpetebeach.org



                                                                                                                                  taRPon sPRinGs
                                                                                    Curbside Recycling                       Drop-Off Recycling                           Yard Waste Recycling
                                                                                     g   aluminum cans                       42    Fire station, 1025 Gulf Road           Curbside: Use bags, bundles,
                                                                                                                                   (24 hours/7 days)                      or 32-gallon containers not
                                                                                     g   glass (all colors)
                                                                                                                                                                          exceeding 50 pounds (no loose
                                                                                     g   milk or juice cartons              g     aluminum cans      g newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                          brush). Branches cannot exceed
                                                                                     g   newspapers                         g     cardboard          g plastic bottles
                                                                                                                                                                          4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in
                                                                                     g   plastic bottles                    g     glass (all colors) g steel cans
                                                                                                                                                                          length.
                                                                                         steel cans                         g     milk or juice
                                                                                     g
                                                                                                                                  cartons                                 Drop-off: All yard waste is
                                                                                                                                                                          accepted. Fee is charged. City
                                                                                     To request a curbside bin,              43    Yard Waste Facility                    residents must show a utility bill
                                                                                     call the city at 943-4837 to                  898 S. Levis Ave., 943-0067,           for a reduced fee.
                                                                                     have one available for pickup                 (Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,
                                                                                     at the Recycle Center, 898 S.                 Sat. 7 a.m. - 12 noon)                 Recycler
                                                                                     Levis Ave.                                   aluminum cans       g newspapers
                                                                                                                            g                                             Waste Management
                                                                                                                            g     cardboard           g plastic bottles
                                                                                                                            g     glass (all colors) g steel cans         Contact
                                                                                                                            g     milk or juice       g yard waste        Diana Hugg, 943-4837
                                                                                                                                  cartons                (fee)            http://ctsfl.us



                                                                                                                                tReasuRe island
                                                                                    Curbside Recycling                       Drop-Off Recycling                           Yard Waste Recycling
                                                                                                                             44 Isle of Capri, Rosselli Park,             Put loose items in cans or bags.
                                                                                     g   aluminum cans
                                                                                                                                Capri Circle S. at 2nd St. E.             Brush cannot exceed 3 feet in
                                                                                     g   cardboard
                                                                                                                                                                          length or 5 inches in diameter.
                                                                                     g   glass (all colors)                  45 Downtown, Public Works at
                                                                                     g   milk or juice cartons                  City Hall, 120 108th Ave.                 Recycler
                                                                                     g   newspapers                          46 paradise Island, Treasure Bay,            City of Treasure Island
                                                                                     g   plastic bottles                        10315 Paradise Blvd.                      (yard waste)
                                                                                     g   steel cans                          47 sunset Beach, West Gulf Blvd.             Waste Management
                                                                                                                                at 82nd Ave.                              (other items)
                                                                                     To request a curbside bin,              g aluminum cans       g newspapers
                                                                                     call the city at 547-4575,              g cardboard           g plastic bottles      Contact
                                                                                     ext. 253.                               g glass (all colors)  g steel cans           CJ Holloway, 547-4575, ext. 253
                                                                                                                             g milk or juice cartons                      www.mytreasureisland.org


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                             Click on any city name for a print-friendly flyer.




             UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF PINELLAS COUNTY




                                                                                                                      FUN FACT: Packaging accounts for ten percent of the average grocery product’s cost. If possible, select bulk items, refills or concentrates.
 Curbside Recycling                    Drop-Off Recycling continued             Drop-Off Recycling continued
 See Curbside Recycling Providers      51   Curlew Retention Pond, 1825         58   Pinellas County Utilities
 box below.                                 Curlew Road, between Belcher             Solid Waste, 109th Ave.
                                            Road and CR 1, Dunedin area              N. and 28th St., next to the
Drop-Off Recycling                                                                   Household Electronics and
                                       52   East Lake Community Library
PAPER             CONTAINERS                4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor         Chemical Collection Center
 cardboard        aluminum cans                                                    (HEC3), St. Petersburg
                                       53   John Chesnut Sr. Park
 mixed paper      plastic bottles                                             59   Sand Key Park
                                            southwest corner of Sandy Point
 newspapers       steel cans                                                       1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater
                                            Road and East Lake Road, north of
                  (no glass)                the park’s entrance, Palm Harbor         Beach (7 a.m. - sunset)
OTHER                                       (7 a.m. - sunset)                   60   William E. Dunn Water
 cooking oil (only at       sites)                                                  Reclamation Facility
                         *             54   Lake Seminole Park, 10015
                                                                                     4111 Dunn Dr., off Alt.
48   A.L. Anderson Park                     Park Blvd., east of Seminole
                                            Blvd., Seminole (7 a.m. - sunset)        19, two miles south of
     39699 U.S. Hwy. 19 N.,                                                          Klosterman Road, Palm
     between Klosterman Road and       55   North County Service Center              Harbor
     Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs            29582 U.S. Hwy. 19 N., between                  *
     (7 a.m. - sunset)                      Curlew Road and SR 580,                 cooking oil recycling available
49   Bank of America                        Dunedin                             *
     10900 Seminole Blvd.,             56   Oakhurst Water Tower                Recycler
     between 102nd Ave. and                 113th Ln. and 74th Ave., west       SP Recycling Corporation
     110th Ave., Seminole                   of 113th St. N., Seminole
50   Brooker Creek Education           57   Pinellas County Extension
                                                                     *          Contact
     Center access road (look for a         12520 Ulmerton Road, just north     Joe Fernandez
     sign just before the main park-        of Ulmerton entrance on 125th       464-7500
     ing lot), 3940 Keystone Road,          St. N. frontage road, Largo         pinellascounty.org/recycle
     Tarpon Springs (7 a.m. - half
     hour before sunset)



                         CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROVIDERS
 How can I sign up for                 communities, but not individual             Republic Services
 curbside recycling if it’s            residences. Generally, companies             577-9572
 not available in my area?             are more likely to provide curbside
                                                                                   Solar Sanitation, 535-0447
                                       recycling if you live close to an
 If you live near a particular city,                                                (north county only)
                                       existing route, receive garbage
 you can contact the city to                                                        Waste Management
                                       collection from them or your entire      
 request service. Another option                                                    572-8779
                                       neighborhood is requesting service.
 is to hire a recycling company.
 The following agreed to be listed      Conex, 369-6016                           Waste Pro
 in this directory, with the under-                                                 452-5278
                                        County Sanitation, 522-5794
 standing that a listing does            (north county only)                       Waste Services of Florida
 not guarantee service. Some                                                        572-6800
                                        DisposAll of Pinellas, 561-0360
 companies provide service for
                                         (Palm Harbor and Clearwater)


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                                Click on any number for a city flyer you can print.


     free Recycled Mulch
                                                        Pick up mulch at convenient sites around the county.

                                               ClEARWATER                            PInEllAs PARk
                                               61 moccasin lake Nature park           15 12950 40th st. N.
                                               2750 Park Trail Ln., east of U.S.     (541-0700) Residents only.
                                               Hwy. 19 N. (793-2976)                 Open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m./7 days
                                               Open Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
                                               Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.                 sAFETY HARBOR
                                                                                      18public Works
                                                2 solid Waste Facility               1200 Railroad Ave. (724-1550)
                                               1701 N. Hercules Ave. (562-4920)      Open Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
                                               Open 24 hours/7 days
                                                                                     sT. PETERsBURG
             Mulch FAQs                        DUnEDIn                                58 pinellas County Utilities
                                                4  lake Haven Recycling              solid Waste Operations
     Where can I get free mulch?               810 Lake Haven Road, behind           (464-7500)
     Recycled mulch is available at the        Solid Waste (298-3215)                g 109th Ave. and 28th St.,
     20 locations listed. Numbers cor-         Open 24 hours/7 days                     beyond the HEC3.
     respond to the map on page 3.                                                      Open 24 hours/7 days
                                               GUlFPORT
     What is recycled mulch?                                                         g 114th Ave. and 28th St.
                                               62 Neighborhood Center
     Clean loads of yard trimmings                                                      Bulk quantities available with
                                               1617 49th St. S. (893-1089)              free loading.
     (such as tree branches, leaves,           Open 24 hours/7 days
     and grass clippings) are                                                           Open Mon. - Fri. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
     processed into mulch.                     InDIAn ROCks BEACH                       Sat. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                                9 Kolb park, 1507 Bay Palm           City of st. petersburg Recycling
     How much mulch can I take                 Blvd., behind City Hall (595-6889)
     at a time?                                                                      and Brush sites (893-7398)
                                               Open 24 hours/7 days                  20 1000 62nd ave. N.E.
     There is no limit to the amount
     of mulch a resident can take for          lARGO                                 21 7750 26th ave. N.
     free. Bring a pitchfork or shovel,         13starkey Road Recycling             22 2453 20th ave. N.
     and help yourself. Please ensure          1551 Starkey Road (587-6760)          23 2500 26th ave. s.
     that your load is covered and             Open 24 hours/7 days                  24 4015 Dr. mlK Jr. st. s.
     secured.                                                                        Delivery available in city (fee).
                                                63Walsingham park                    Open Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.,
     Why is free mulch provided?               12620 102nd Ave. (464-7500)           Sat. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
     Recycling yard waste into mulch           Open 7 a.m. - sunset/7 days
     keeps usable material out of                                                    TARPOn sPRInGs
     the landfill, and provides a useful       MADEIRA BEACH                          48a.l. anderson park
     product for citizens. Mulch not            64Bicentennial park                  39699 U.S. Hwy. 19 (464-7500)
     only makes landscaping more               Before Tom Stuart Causeway            Open 7 a.m. - sunset/7 days
     attractive, but it also saves water       (391-1611) Open 24 hours/7 days
     by conserving soil moisture.                                                    TREAsURE IslAnD
                                               OlDsMAR                                44 Isle of Capri Rosselli park
     Is recycled mulch safe?                    65Canal park                         Capri Circle S. at 2nd St. E.
     Yes. Weed seeds, plant diseases           3120 Tampa Road [(813) 749-1262]      (547-4575)
     and pest insects are eliminated           Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m./7 days           Open 24 hours/
     using a natural heating and                                                     7 days
                                               PAlM HARBOR
     decomposition process prescribed
                                                53John Chesnut sr. park
     by the University of Florida. The
     result is a high-quality landscaping      2200 East Lake Road (464-7500)
     product.                                  Open 7 a.m. - sunset/7 days



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                           Click on blue hyperlinks for more information.


web Resources
                                               Find the recycling answers you need—at your fingertips.

                                      What if a recycling program
                                      changes?
                                      Occasionally, there are changes                      A to Z Guide
                                      that occur after the annual
                                      recycling directory is distributed           What is the A to Z Guide?
                                      in January. You can always find              The A to Z Guide for Recycling
                                      the most up-to-date information              and Disposal in Pinellas County
Is this directory available           on our website at pinellascounty.            was created to answer the ques-
online?                               org/recycle. There is a print-ready          tion, “How do I get rid of it?”
                                                                                                                 .
Yes. Access the Recycle Today         Web flyer for each city that lists           Before trashing an item, check
directory in a web-friendly           the items that may be recycled,              the guide to find environmentally
format with added hyperlinks          who to call to request a curbside            friendly alternatives.
at pinellascounty.org/recycle. We     recycling bin, yard waste recycling
provide a hard copy in addition to    options and local free mulch sites.          How do I use the guide?
the Web version because not all                                                    Visit pinellascounty.org/recycle,
                                      How do you keep the                          and select a to Z Guide.
residents have access to a com-
puter, and some people prefer a
                                      information up-to-date?                      The easy-to-use guide provides
printed copy for quick reference.     Pinellas County Utilities staff work         convenient local options to
                                      closely with each municipality               reduce, reuse, recycle or safely
What recycling resources are          to ensure that updated informa-              dispose of over 250 items.
available online?                     tion is provided on the website.
Valuable resources found at           Regular updates are done for the
pinellascounty.org/recycle include:   A to Z Guide which totals over
g A to Z Guide (see sidebar)
                                      220 pages, and a comprehensive
g business recycling
                                      update is performed once a year
g city recycling flyers
                                      to verify every item listed. Citizens
g event recycling
                                      and businesses are invited to
g hazardous waste recycling
                                      help update our materials using
g motor oil recycling sites
                                      the contact information at the
g recycling education
                                      bottom of the page.
g recycling FAQs




                           Web Resources for Educators and Children
Just for Teachers                                             Just for kids
Both teachers and parents use our                             Try our Just for Kids website
Just for Teachers website to find                             with entertaining and educational
free resources for educating chil-                            games, puzzles, coloring, music
dren about conservation: “What a                              and contests. Elementary-age
great way to teach recycling to our                           children enjoy our word searches,
kids! Thanks for helping us meet                              mazes, coloring pages, cross-
the Sunshine State Science goals.”    Print worksheets        word puzzles, sing-along songs        Access children’s
- L. Pohley, Largo Middle School      or activities.          and much more.                        games or songs.

vISIT pinellascounty.org/utilities/teachers                   vISIT pinellascounty.org/utilities/kids

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     frequently asked Questions
                                                     Get answers to your FAQs about recycling and garbage.

                                             reducing how much garbage must
                                             be buried in our landfill. Globally,
                                             recycling reduces pollution and
                                                                                               76% of your trash
                                             conserves both energy and                         could be recycled!
                                             natural resources.
                                                                                                                   1
                                             What are the “3Rs”?
                                             Recycling is one of “3Rs” which cut                                                   2
     What is the purpose of this             waste and help the environment:               9
     directory?                                      Reduce = decrease the                     8 7
                                                                                                                                  3
     Recycle Today promotes recycling                garbage you generate                             6        5         4
     in Pinellas County by informing
     residents where and how they can                Reuse = use an item
     recycle. Each city selects its own              again instead of throwing
     program, which means there are                  it away
                                                                                          1-    Paper (26%)
     25 different recycling programs in              Recycle = collect usable             2-    Food (12%)
     pinellas County. To find out what               materials separately from            3-    Bottles & cans (11%)
     items you can recycle, look for the             trash so they can be trans-          4-    Construction debris (9%)
     name of your municipality on                    formed into new products             5-    Yard waste (7%)
     pages 5-12 (alphabetical listing),                                                   6-    Electronics & chemicals (5%)
     or see page 13 if you live in an        Who is responsible for                       7-    Clothing & fabric (4%)
     unincorporated area.                    recycling?                                   8-    Metals (2%)
                                             Recycling in Pinellas County is              9-    Items not easily recycled
     Why should I recycle?                   the result of significant efforts by               such as dirty diapers or
     Recycling is one of the best ways       the public and private sectors, but                tissues (24%)
     you can contribute to a sustain-        it all starts with you! During the
     able future. Throwing away an item      last decade, we have maintained
     that can be recycled is a waste.        a countywide recycling rate of
                                                                                              The pie chart is based on 2007 waste
                                                                                          composition data for solid waste disposed of
     Recycling has both local and            about 30%. As you can see from                at Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations.
     global benefits. Locally, it saves      the graphic at right, however, much
     our limited disposal capacity by        more could have been recycled.




                            Pinellas County Solid Waste Operations Facility
     Where does garbage go?                  Energy facility to process most of       g Waste that cannot be burned
     Except for construction and             our garbage. The burning of the          g Waste when the WTE facility is
     demolition debris, which is handled     garbage generates enough electricity       down for maintenance
     primarily by the private sector, the    to power up to 45,000 households         g Ash from the WTE process, which
     garbage that you do not recycle is      and reduces the volume of material         is also reused as a cover material
     received by the Pinellas County Solid   to be buried in the landfill by 90%.       at the landfill
     Waste Operations facility. We use an
                                             What goes in the landfill?               Are tours available?
     integrated solid waste manage-
     ment approach that is anchored by       Most of the garbage received at          Yes. Any citizen or group may
     a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility.       Solid Waste Operations is processed      request a free guided tour of Solid
                                             in the Waste-to-Energy facility, but     Waste Operations. Also, free bus
     What is the WTE facility?               the landfill is still required for the   transportation is available for
     Pinellas County uses a Waste-to-        following items:                         qualifying educational groups.


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How much could we recycle?                   Where can I learn about the
Florida has a new goal to recycle            benefits of recycling?
                                             Visit the Environmental Protection
75% by 2020. Based on what is
received at Solid Waste Operations           Agency’s website: epa.gov/region4/            Motor Oil Recycling
(see graphic at left), most of what we       recycle to learn more about               Can I recycle used motor oil?
throw away could be recycled. Your           environmental, economic and
                                                                                       Yes. Motor oil doesn’t wear out.
efforts truly can make a difference!         community benefits of recycling.
                                                                                       It just gets dirty as it circulates
What does the recycle logo                   What plastic items can be                 through a car engine. The oil can
mean?                                        recycled in Pinellas County?              be refined and reused. Recycling
                              LEC                                                      used motor oil helps protect our
The three “chasing         COL T             Most municipal recycling programs
                                                                                       environment from pollution and
arrows” in the                               in Pinellas County accept plastic
recycle logo                                                                           decreases our dependence on
                                             bottles. See our A to Z Guide at
                                      CESS

symbolize the                                                                          foreign oil supplies. You can
                                             pinellascounty.org/recycle for ways
three stages                                                                           recycle used motor oil—not just
                                             to recycle other plastic items such
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of recycling:                       P                                                  from a car or truck—but also from
                                             as grocery bags, egg cartons, news-
                                                                                       a boat, motorcycle, recreational
                                             paper sleeves and plant pots.
g   Collect - Recyclables, such as                                                     vehicle or lawn mower.
    cans or bottles, are collected.          Can I recycle glass?
                                                                                       What container do I use?
g   process - Materials are processed        Yes. There are recycling options
                                                                                       Collect used motor oil in a secure
    (recycled) into new products.            for glass including 15 cities that
                                                                                       container with a lid such as a
                                             accept glass in their curbside
g   Buy - Consumers buy the                                                            clean, empty milk jug. Never mix
                                             recycling programs (see pages 5-13),
    recycled products.                                                                 used oil with other automotive
                                             plus 27 drop-off sites (see the bottom
Recycling is a continuous cycle that                                                   fluids (such as antifreeze) or water
                                             of the map on page 3).
recovers usable materials from                                                         since that can prevent recycling.
consumers and returns them to the            Can I recycle fluorescent
                                                                                       How do I recycle used oil?
manufacturing stage, where they              light bulbs?
                                                                                       There are over 60 locations in
replace raw natural resources. By            Yes. There are convenient local
                                                                                       pinellas County that recycle
recycling, you reduce the need to            options to recycle fluorescent bulbs.
                                                                                       your motor oil at no charge. You
cut trees and extract minerals from          Visit our A to Z Guide at
                                                                                       can drop off used motor oil at a
the earth to make the things we use          pinellascounty.org/recycle for more
                                                                                       local mobile collection (see page
every day.                                   information. Never throw unwanted
                                                                                       21), the Household Electronics and
                                             fluorescent bulbs in the garbage since
What does “close the loop”                                                             Chemical Collection Center (see
                                             they may contain mercury.
mean?                                                                                  page 20) or at an EnviroPartner
                                             Can I recycle cooking oil?                business, such as:
When you buy a recycled
product, you “close the loop”                Yes. There are drop-off sites             g  advance auto parts
by completing the recycling                  available for liquid cooking oil             (19 locations)
process. You can help even                   (see pages 5-13). Please do not pour      g autozone (9 locations)
more by choosing products made               oil or grease down the drain because      g Firestone auto (4 locations)
with post-consumer recycled                  these products can clog pipes and
                                                                                       g Walmart supercenter
materials.                                   lead to sewer backups.
                                                                                          (3 locations)
Are there recycling options                  How do I dispose of                       Visit pinellascounty.org/utilities/
for apartments, condos or                    medicines?                                oil for a complete list of oil
businesses?                                  Never flush your unwanted medi-           recycling sites including store
Yes. Visit our A to Z Guide at               cines because wastewater treatment        addresses and hours.
pinellascounty.org/recycle and select        is not designed to remove them. The
On-site Recycling Options from               Sheriff’s Office coordinates Operation
Quick Find Lists. Also, see page 19          Medicine Cabinet collection events
for information on business waste            for proper disposal. For details, visit
reduction and recycling.                     our A to Z Guide at pinellascounty.
                                             org/recycle.


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                                 Click on blue hyperlinks for more information.


     2011 Recycling events
                                           Celebrate recycling year-round with family events and workshops.

                                               March 18-19                             April 22
                                               Trashy Treasures art sale               Earth Day
                                               (recycled art materials)                (citizen awareness)
                                               Dunedin Fine Art Center                 464-7500 earthday.org
                                               298-3322 dfac.org
                                                                                       April 22
                                               March 19                                Trashy Fashion show
                                               Green Fest                              Largo Cultural Center
                                               24th Ave. and First St.                 586-7424 largorecycles.com
                                               Indian Rocks Beach
                                               667-0019 cotischool.org
                                                                                       April 30 - May 1
                                                                                       Green Thumb Festival
          Event Recycling                      March 19
                                               Great american Cleanup
                                                                                       Walter Fuller Park, St. Petersburg
                                                                                       893-7335 stpete.org/parks
     Want to promote recycling                 (countywide litter removal)
                                                                                       July 9
     at an event?                              533-0402
                                                                                       mid-summer Coastal Cleanup
     Our staff can help coordinate             keeppinellasbeautiful.org
                                                                                       Fort De Soto Park (litter removal)
     recycling efforts or provide              April 2-3                               533-0402 keeppinellasbeautiful.org
     educational exhibits for your             living Green Expo
     event. Please contact us at least         The Coliseum, St. Petersburg
                                                                                       October 8-9
     one month in advance by e-mail                                                    living Green Expo
                                               692-2601
     at recycle@pinellascounty.org,                                                    Dunedin Community Center
                                               tampabaylivinggreenexpo.org
     or call 464-7500.                                                                 692-2601
                                               April 23                                tampabaylivinggreenexpo.org
     Want to recycle cans and                  spring EcoFest
     bottles at an event?                      McGough Nature Park, Largo
                                                                                       October 15
                                                                                       pinellas Coastal Cleanup
     You can borrow folding bins or            518-3047 largonature.com
                                                                                       (beach litter removal)
     pay a company to provide
                                               April 16                                533-0402 keeppinellasbeautiful.org
     recycling bins. Visit our website
                                               Recycle Regatta
     pinellascounty.org/recycle for a
                                               (students race recycled boats)
                                                                                       november 5
     list of event recycling options.                                                  pinellas Recycles Day
                                               Northshore Park, St. Petersburg
                                                                                       Location to be determined
                                               533-0402
                                                                                       533-0402 keeppinellasbeautiful.org
                                               keeppinellasbeautiful.org
                                               April 16-17                             november 15
                                                                                       america Recycles Day
                                               Island EarthDays
                                                                                       (citizen awareness)
                                               Honeymoon Island, Dunedin
                                                                                       464-7500 americarecyclesday.org
                                               738-2903 islandparks.org




                                         Compost and Rain Barrel Workshops
     Compost Happens                          Rain Barrel Magic                      For a calendar of workshop dates
     Educational workshop demonstrates        Informative workshop shows how         and to register: contact Pinellas
     how easy it is to create compost.        to collect rainwater from your roof.   County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton
     Compost bins will be given away,         Recycled barrels may be available      Road, Largo, visit pinellas.obsres.
     while supplies last.                     for purchase.                          com/botanical or call 582-2100.


18                   vISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle | CALL 464-7500 | E-MAIL recycle@pinellascounty.org
                           Click on blue hyperlinks for more information.


business waste Reduction
                                         Cutting waste helps the environment—and your bottom line!

                                      and metal. These materials often
                                      constitute the largest portion of
                                      business trash. Recycling these
                                      items instead of trashing them can               Green Business
                                      help lower disposal costs.                         Partnership
                                      Are waste audits available?
                                      Yes. Our staff is available for on-        What else can I do to make
Why should my business                site waste audits and custom rec-          my business “green”?
cut waste?                            ommendations. This service is part         Pinellas County Extension offers
Cutting your business waste has       of the Cutting Waste at Work pro-          the Green Business Partnership
economic and environmental            gram offered by Pinellas County            Program which is a voluntary
benefits:                             Utilities. Businesses can save on          assessment that recognizes
g Save money by reducing waste        their bottom line while helping the        businesses and local govern-
  disposal costs                      environment (see box below).               ments for environmental
g Demonstrate your commitment                                                    stewardship and sustainable
                                      How can I sign up?                         practices. The program
  to sustainability                   To sign up for the free Cutting            encourages conservation of
g Promote environmental               Waste at Work program, e-mail              resources, waste reduction,
  awareness in the workplace          recycle@pinellascounty.org or              energy conservation and cost
g Improve employee morale             call 464-7500.                             savings. A waste audit provided
Both employees and customers          What about online help?                    by Pinellas County Utilities staff is
will appreciate your company’s                                                   included in this program.
                                      Visit pinellascounty.org/cutwaste
recycling efforts.                    for online resources for                   What services are provided?
                                      businesses such as the A to Z              A variety of services are available
What items should my                  Guide for Recycling and Disposal
business recycle?                                                                to Green Business Partners,
                                      (see page 15), Eight Steps to              including:
Businesses are re-examining what      Cutting Waste at Work, posters,
they have traditionally “trashed”
                                .     tip sheets, brochures and more.
                                                                                 g Green Office assessment and
Many Pinellas County businesses                                                    customized recommendations
recycle paper, cardboard, plastic                                                g Educational and promotional
                                                                                   materials
                                                                                 g Informative presentations and
                                                                                   Webinars
                                                                                 g Green Business Partnership
         Success Story: The Poynter Institute                                      recognition (fee)

The Poynter Institute in St.        After carefully examining current            How can I sign up?
Petersburg recently participated    practices and available alternatives,        To sign up for the Green Business
in Pinellas County’s free Cutting   the Poynter Institute was able to            Partnership, ontact Pinellas
Waste at Work program. The          increase recycling and streamline            County Extension at 582-2100, or
Institute had a recycling program   their garbage services, thereby              visit pinellascountyextension.org
in place when Cathy Campbell,       saving an estimated $5,000 per               and select Sustainable Living.
Director of Project Operations,     year. According to Cathy, “Who
contacted Pinellas County for a     would’ve imagined a trash audit
waste audit. However, Cathy         could produce such great results?
wanted to know if there was         This was a win for all involved!”
room for improvement.


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                                Click on blue hyperlinks for more information.


     electronics & Chemicals
                                                 Instead of trashing your old TV or paint can, recycle them!

                                            the trash can mix with other chemi-      The hours are mon. - Fri. 6 a.m.-
                                            cals in a garbage truck and produce      6 p.m. and sat. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                            toxic fumes, catch fire or explode.      This is a permanent facility for
                                                                                     Pinellas County residents to bring
                                            What should I do with                    unwanted chemicals or electronics.
                                            electronics or chemicals?
                                            Drop off electronics or chemicals        What is a Haz-to-Go event?
                                            for recycling at one of the following:   Haz-to-Go is a collection trailer
     What electronic or chemical                                                     that community groups can
                                            g mobile collection
     items are hazardous?                   g HEC3
                                                                                     request to host their own mini-
     Many everyday items that seem          g Haz-to-Go event
                                                                                     mobile event. Haz-to-Go is available
     harmless can damage the environ-                                                for scheduling on weekdays for a
     ment if thrown out with the trash.     What is a mobile collection?             three-hour period. At the scheduled
     Electronics, including TVs and         Mobile collection events are held on     time, the Haz–to-Go trailer pulls into
     computers, contain hazardous           saturdays at convenient locations        a neighborhood so residents can
     materials such as lead. Hazardous      such as Home Depot stores and            conveniently drop off unwanted
     chemicals include items such as        schools (see schedule on page 21).       hazardous items. To request Haz-
     paint, cleaners and batteries.         Residents may drop off electronics       to-Go, see the contact information
                                            and chemicals at no charge.              at the bottom of the page.
     What if I just trash electronics
     and chemicals?                         What is the HEC3?                        What is the swap shop?
     These products can cause               The HEC3 is the Household                The Swap Shop at the HEC3 facility
     operating problems at the Waste-       Electronics and Chemical                 in St. Petersburg (see hours above)
     to-Energy facility or contaminate      Collection Center at 2855 109th          offers FREE reusable household
     the landfill. Hazardous products in    Ave. N., St. Petersburg (464-7500).      products such as paint, gardening
                                                                                     products and cleaners.




                                            Business Hazardous Waste
     How can businesses handle              event (see schedule on page 21).
     hazardous waste?                       Businesses need to first contact                    2011
                                            the contractors directly to ensure
     Pinellas County offers two safe and
     inexpensive options for business       they are prepared to handle their            EnviroBusiness Days
     disposal of hazardous electronics      material, and to confirm an accept-        2nd Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
     or chemicals:                          able payment method. The county’s
                                                                                      Jan. 12     May 11       sep. 14
     g mobile collections
                                            chemical waste contractor is EQ
                                            Florida at (813) 319-3400. The elec-      Feb. 9      Jun. 8       Oct. 12
     g EnviroBusiness Days                                                            Mar. 9      Jul. 13      nov. 9
                                            tronic waste contractor is Creative
     In either case, businesses pay the     Recycling at (813) 621-2319.              Apr. 13     Aug. 10      Dec. 14
     county’s reduced rate for disposal.
     Businesses can consult the online      What are EnviroBusiness Days?
     A to Z Guide for additional contrac-   EnviroBusiness Days—hazardous            Why not accept business waste
     tors (see page 15).                    waste collection events for busi-        at the HEC3 daily?
                                            nesses—are held every month              We are not licensed to do so.
     How do businesses participate          on the second Wednesday at the           a licensed hazardous waste
     in mobile collections?                 Household Electronics and Chemical       contractor must be on site to
     Businesses can transport hazardous     Collection Center (HEC3), 2855           handle business hazardous waste.
     waste to a local mobile collection     109th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.


20                  vISIT pinellascounty.org/recycle | CALL 464-7500 | E-MAIL recycle@pinellascounty.org
                                 Click on blue hyperlinks for more information.


How much hazardous waste has                     How do I transport chemicals?                    Hazardous Items
been collected?                                  For safety and convenience, we
Last year, over 40,800 residents and             recommend that you package and                      Accepted
businesses dropped off over 3 million            transport chemical items such as
pounds of electronics and chemicals              paint or cleaners as follows:                Chemicals
at the HEC3, Haz-to-Go and mobile                   Keep products in original labeled        Household chemicals
collections. Over 17 million pounds                  containers if possible.                  batteries, cleaners,
of hazardous waste have been                                                                  cooking oil, fluorescent light
                                                    Do not mix chemicals together.           bulbs, mercury thermometers
collected since the program began
                                                    Place containers into cardboard          or thermostats, paint (latex or
in 1991.                                                                                      oil), paint remover, shoe polish,
                                                     boxes. Use crumpled newspaper in
                                                                                              smoke detectors, solvents
Are hazardous waste items                            boxes to prevent breakage.
recycled?                                           Place leaky containers in clear          Outdoor chemicals
Yes. For electronics, 98% of the                     plastic bags, and transport them in      automotive fluids (such as anti-
items are recycled including plastic,                                                         freeze or brake fluid), fertilizers,
                                                     boxes with newspaper.
                                                                                              flares, fuel, fungicides, herbicides,
glass, steel and precious metal                     Put boxes in the trunk or in back of     insecticides, motor oil, pesticides,
components. The remaining 2% that                    vehicle away from passengers.            pool chemicals, vehicle batteries
is unrecyclable includes items such as              Place individual batteries in separate
wood from old TVs. For chemicals,                    plastic bags, or cover the battery       Electronics
all items are recycled, reclaimed or                 terminals with heavy tape to prevent
blended for fuel, except pesticides                                                           Entertainment
                                                     short circuits.                          cassette player, CD player,
which must be destroyed in a                                                                  DVD player, e-book reader,
hazardous waste incinerator.                                                                  portable music player (MP3 or
                                                                                              iPod), radio, stereo equipment,
                                                                                              TV, VCR, video game players, etc.
                                                                                              Communication
                                                                                              cell phone, pager, PDA,
                                                                                              telephone, wireless device, etc.
              2011 Mobile Collection Schedule                                                 Computer
                           Saturdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.                                          CPU, laptop, modem, monitor,
                                                                                              PC, printer, scanner, etc.
 Jan. 29 ...... East Lake High School ............................... 1300 Silver Eagle Dr.   Office
 Feb. 5 ....... Dunedin High School ................................. 1651 Pinehurst Road     fax machine, inkjet or laser toner
                                                                                              cartridge, photocopier, projector
 Feb. 19 ..... Seminole Home Depot .....................................10550 Park Blvd.
 Mar. 5 ....... St. Petersburg Home Depot ......................... 2300 22nd Ave. N.         Other
 Mar. 12..... Clearwater Home Depot .......................... 2495 Gulf to Bay Blvd.         camcorder, digital camera, GPS,
                                                                                              microwave oven
 Mar. 19..... Largo Home Depot ................................... 10689 Ulmerton Road
 Apr. 9 ........ Palm Harbor University High School..................1900 Omaha St.
 Apr. 16...... Tarpon Springs High School .............................. 1411 Gulf Road                Items
 May 7........ Oldsmar Municipal Services Center ........... 300 Commerce Blvd.
 May 14 ..... Indian Rocks Beach City Hall ..................... 1507 Bay Palm Blvd.                NOT Accepted
 May 14 ..... Treasure Island Community Center ......................... 1 Park Place          appliances         fire
 Sep. 10 ..... Largo Recycling Collection Center ................. 1551 Starkey Road           biological or        extinguishers
 Sep. 24 ..... Gulfport Recreation Center ...............................5730 Shore Blvd.       infectious         garbage
                                                                                                waste              medicines
 Oct. 1 ........ St. Petersburg Home Depot ........................... 2070 Tyrone Blvd.       empty paint        propane
 Oct. 8 ........ Safety Harbor Public Works........................... 1200 Railroad Ave.       cans                 tanks
 Oct. 22...... Palm Harbor/Countryside Home Depot .... 30144 US Hwy. 19 N.                     explosives         radioactive
 Nov. 5 ....... St. Petersburg Market Place .............................. 3951 34th St. S.                          waste
                        Mobile collection events are subject to change.                       For safe disposal options, visit the
                    Please contact us (see below) for updated information.                    A to Z Guide at the website below.


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thank you for recycling!
             See pages 5-13 to find out which items are recycled in your neighborhood.




 Aluminum Cans                         Cardboard                                     Glass Bottles or Jars




 Milk or Juice Cartons                 Mixed Paper                                   Newspapers




 Plastic Bottles                       Steel Cans                                    Yard Waste


           Visit pinellascounty.org/recycle for more information.

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