Pinellas County’s drop-off recycling centers have made recycling easier by allowing residents to mix the various commodities collected.
Pinellas County’s drop-off recycling centers have made recycling easier by allowing residents to mix the various commodities collected. Previously, certain materials were required to be separated making recycling less convenient.
The change means all paper, plastic, metal, glass and other recyclables are collected together rather than being pre-sorted into various categories. This ‘single stream’ method of collection and processing is designed to efficiently handle a commingled mixture of recyclables. The advantages include greater convenience for citizens, more cost efficient collection and handling, and an expanded variety of materials collected resulting in greater participation by residents.
Pinellas County Solid Waste offers a total of 14 recycling drop-off centers at locations throughout the county. Many municipalities also provide curbside or drop-off recycling.
A complete list of recycling drop-off locations is available online in the Recycle Today directory. For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/recycle or call 464-7500.