Garbage & Recycling

Pinellas County is a leader in reducing landfill waste through its Waste-to-Energy Facility and recycling program. Our primary vision, as explained in the 2020 Solid Waste Master Plan, is to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2050.

Baskets for Beaches

The Baskets for Beaches program enables you to make a difference by collecting trash as you walk the beach. Grab a basket…

Asbestos Program

The asbestos program investigates complaints, cooperates with state and local agencies for asbestos project notification, and inspects demolition and renovation projects to…

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2023 Recycle Guide now available

The new and updated 2023 Recycle Guide is now available at schools, libraries throughout Pinellas County and online. The guide provides readers......


How to recycle right this holiday season

Between Thanksgiving week and New Year’s Day, people generate 25 percent more waste than they do on average. But there’s good news.......


Department of Solid Waste disposal fee to increase

The Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste’s disposal rate for municipal solid waste, commercial and yard waste will increase by an average......


Department of Solid Waste will no longer collect household electronics for recycling

Slated to start in October 2022, the Household Electronic and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) will no longer accept household electronic waste, or......


Pinellas County Government’s first two fully electric vehicles hit the road

Pinellas County Government’s first two fully electric vehicles are hitting the road this week, paving the way to a reduced carbon footprint......


BCC approves 2022 State Legislative Program

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved its 2022 State Legislative Program on Tuesday, laying out the Board’s guiding principles and......


Pinellas County seeks input on first Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan

Pinellas County would like to hear residents’ bright ideas and top concerns for the development of the County’s first Sustainability and Resiliency......


2021 Recycling Guide now online

The county has released the new 2021 Recycle Guide and updated its popular A to Z Guide to Recycling and Disposal with a new name—the Where Does it Go? search tool—with the addition of resources for our local businesses....