Recycling

Green Bin Recycling

The following recycling items are collected at curbside. Items should be placed in the city-issued recycling bins and be at curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day. Complimentary recycling bins are available at the Public Works Department, 11210 N. 53rd Street, or by calling (813) 506-6570.

In the event a holiday falls on your recycling pickup day, your recycling materials will be collected on your next regularly scheduled pickup day.

 The City utilizes a two-sort recycling system. Recyclables must be separated as indicated.

 First Green Bin...  these items may be placed together in one green recycling bin:
ALUMINUM CANS 
Drink cans only. Please, no other type of aluminum such as foil pie pans, food containers, etc.

STEEL / TIN CANS 
Food cans only. Please, no other type of cans such as paint cans, oil cans, etc. Remove and discard lids and rinse all containers. Labels do not have to be removed.

GLASS
Green, brown, and clear bottles / jars only. Please, no window panes, mirrors, etc. Labels may be left on jars but lids should be removed.

PLASTIC 
Household plastic bottles or containers, i.e. soda, milk, soap, as well as rinsed out oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, and windshield washer bottles. Please, no bubble wrap, plastic bags, Styrofoam, or other types of plastic containers.

 Second Green Bin... these items may be placed together in a second green recycling bin, but may not be mixed with items above:
MIXED PAPER
Any kind of paper including but not limited to junk mail, envelopes, newspapers, office/school papers, phone books, magazines, computer paper, cereal boxes (without food wrapper), etc. Please, no paper from restrooms or kitchens, i.e. tissue, wax paper, toilet tissue, paper towels, food wrappers or carriers, including pizza boxes. 

CARDBOARD 
Corrugated boxes. Please flatten and cut into section of 3 feet by 3 feet or less and place next to or in your recycling bin.

*Do NOT recycle such items as clothing, shoes, electronics, light bulbs, batteries or hazardous household waste. See links on the left for information on Hazardous Waste Disposal, which is managed by Hillsborough County.