Recycling And Waste Reduction
The Recycling Divisionis responsible for implementing, monitoring and administering the Department's comprehensive recycling program.
Curbside Recycling Guidelines
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*Cardboard: Please make sure that cardboard is flattened and cut down to fit in blue bins (a maximum of 3 ft squares). If you have large quantities of cardboard, it may be dropped off, at no charge, at the McKay Bay Refuse-To-Energy Facility at 114 S. 34th Street, Tampa FL.
Recycle your old blue bins: Leave your cracked, broken blue bins curbside on your pick up day for collection (please leave a note on the bin stating that you would like it replaced). The old bins will be taken to the processing facility and recycled.
Recycling Drop Off Sites:
McKay Bay Refuse-To-Energy Facility at 114 S. 34th St. for recycling.
University of South Florida Recycling Center:
Located on the Corner of Elm and Sycamore behind the SunDome.
Cardboard, newspaper, aluminum, plastic and glass recycling.
Recycling Fun Facts
- We throw away enough aluminum each year that we could rebuild our entire commercial air fleet every 3 months.
- We throw away enough office paper each year to build a 12 foot high wall of paper from New York to Los Angeles.
- We throw away enough plastic soda bottles each year to circle the earth four times.
- We throw away enough motor oil each year to fill 120 supertankers.
- We throw away 20 million tons of grass clippings, dead leaves and branches a year.
- An average size family's yard waste can make about 300-400 pounds of finished compost (humus) a year!
Recycling Coordinator - Lori VanBemden
Fax: (813) 348-1156
Recycling Specialist - Aleta Kane
Missed Pickups/Green Recycling Cart Requests: