Solid Waste & Resource Recovery (Landfill)
Pasco County Amends Solid Waste Collection/Storage Rules
~~Use any container/bags for trash pickup; use container with lid for trash storage~~
In an effort to keep our communities clean, safe and free of blight, Pasco County is changing some solid waste collection and storage rules. The new ordinance amendment requires any garbage stored outside your home for more than a day to be placed in a container with a lid. This change is in response to frequent customer complaints about trash being piled outside homes for extended periods.
Please note, trash can still be set out at the curb in containers without a lid or in bags within 24 hours of your hauler’s scheduled pickup. You do not need to buy new containers for regular trash service.
Other important changes include:
- Beginning July 24, 2020, trash containers with lids will need to be used to store any garbage that sits outside your home for longer than 24 hours
- Waste haulers will have new customer service and truck maintenance requirements
- Licensed haulers must provide recycling services to businesses, upon request
As a reminder, weekly curbside recycling is available for all customers who have trash service with a licensed hauler.
For more information about Pasco County’s Solid Waste Facilities, please see below or call 727-857-2780. For more information about Pasco County’s Recycling, please call 727-856-4539.
It can be hazardous to our dedicated sanitation workers to put out trash without bagging it first. Please help keep sanitation men and women safe by bagging all garbage for curbside trash pickup.
Pasco County to Reopen Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Area
Residential Trash Drop-Off Service Resumes Saturday April 25, 2020
Starting Saturday, April 25, 2020, the West Pasco Resource Recovery Facility and East Pasco Transfer Station will reopen for residential waste and recycling disposal. This change restores services that previously limited residential trash drop-offs on April 4.
Please practice smart social distancing on site – remain in your vehicle at the scale house unless prompted for payment and stay at least six feet away from employees and other visitors while unloading. Remember, team members do not assist with unloading items.
Please click to view our Solid Waste Facility Site map to help you navigate our drop-off sites. Proof of Pasco County residency is required for services.
The main goals of the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Department are:
- To address hazardous waste levels generated in order that citizens and small businesses of Pasco County may dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally-safe manner and remove such materials from the municipal solid waste stream.
- To apply industry-acceptable methods of preventable marketable raw materials from entering the waste stream
- To provide an integrated and comprehensive solid waste management system for the citizens of Pasco County.
We strive to reach these goals by:
- Operating the County's household hazardous waste collection and storage facilities and to manage the state mandated Small Quantity Generators Inspection Program to address business and hazardous waste generators.
- Providing leadership and direction in the employment of available resources to comply with County policies, County ordinances and state and federal regulations regarding solid waste management.
- Supervising the Resource Recovery assessment program, the Hazardous Waste program, and the Solid Waste Recycling program; to maintain continued involvement in the operation of the Resource Recovery Facility and associated landfill expansion and development; and to oversee capital projects as funded by bond issues.