Businesses generate a majority of Pinellas County’s solid waste, and much of this could be reduced, reused, or recycled. Pinellas County’s Cutting Waste at Work program provides free assistance to help businesses or non-profit organizations reduce waste and conserve resources.
What items are recycled?
The Gulf Beaches Recycling Program is primarily for aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles. However, the program has been expanded to accept other recyclable materials that people may bring to the beach including newspapers, magazines, aseptic drink containers and other materials. There is no need for separation; all materials may be combined in the same recycling bin.
Where can I find beach recycling containers?
Over 500 recycling containers are available at participating parks and beaches in Pinellas County. The containers are located next to trash cans on the beach, in the parks or in adjacent parking lots.
Why isn't Fort De Soto included in the program?
A recycling program is partially underway at Fort De Soto. Pinellas County staff is working cooperatively with the garbage vendor to provide the opportunity to recycle.
Who is paying for this program?
The program is a cooperative effort. Pinellas County Division of Solid Waste purchased the recycling containers. Collection of the recyclables will be done by county, city or private sanitation workers—depending on the location. Any revenues from the sale of the materials will be retained by the entity managing the collection at a particular site to help offset program costs.
How can I get more information?
Contact Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or by e-mail.
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