Easy Reference Guide
Your blue recycling container makes recycling in Pinellas Park easy. As you know, it takes very little effort and time, and saves you money. Here are a few reminders and suggestions to keep recycling a positive effort.
- Place newspapers, including the inserts, in the blue container.
- Magazines, phone books, junk mail and other paper are acceptable.
- Do not mix newspapers with coffee grounds, oil, glue or other contaminates, as they will not be recyclable.
Corrugated cardboard boxes (3 layer). Clean, empty and dry flatten boxes, please No pizza boxes.
- Any clean, dry paper that tears.
- No paper towels or tissues. Examples: white or colored paper, office paper, shredded paper, magazines or catalogs, phone books, junk mail or envelopes, wrapping paper, single layer paper board items (such as cereal boxes, paper towel rolls or soda cartons).
Milk or Juice Cartons
- Drink boxes (no straws)
- Empty, rinsed and crushed.
- Examples: milk or orange juice cartons, single-serving juice boxes.
- Gable top beverage containers.
Steel & Tin Cans
- Please rinse out lightly. This removes food waste and helps eliminate odor and bugs.
- Don’t forget to include the metal lids (ends) of cans.
- Removing labels is not necessary.
- All aluminum beverage cans are recyclable. An easy test: if a can is aluminum, a magnet will not stick.
- Other scrap metal such as window frames and aluminum siding are not acceptable in our program.
- Rinse cans, Flatten to save space.
- Zip-top” lids from cat food, nut and pudding cans are recyclable aluminum.
- Clear, green and brown bottles and jars are recyclable.
- Rinse containers. Discard lids and neck rings. Label removal is not necessary.
Recyclable Plastic Containers
- Detergent and Softener Containers
- Soft Drink and Water Bottles
- Some Butter
Discard lids and rinse plastic lightly. Labels may be left on. Flatten to save space.
Grass Clippings and Yard Waste
- Don’t bag your grass clippings. Let them stay on the lawn.
- Use your grass clippings, leaves, and pine needles as mulch or compost there materials for use as a soil improvement.
- Haul them to the City Brush Site
12950 40th Street
Monday - Friday
6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Exchange them for free clean mulch. Proof of residency is required. The City Brush Site is closed on the following days: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Materials Not Acceptable to Be Placed in the Blue Bin
- Aluminum foil and plates (pie, cake, etc.)
- Any kind of glass window or window pane, mirrors
- Dishes, plates, glassware
- Garbage, trash, or food waste
- Lids from plastic bottles
- Motor oil bottles
- Plastic shopping bags
- Yard waste
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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Complete the cycle and together we will help save our environment, preserve natural resources and improve out quality of life. Together we can make a difference.
Recycling…our new way of life.