Recycling just got easier!
Safety Harbor has changed the way we collect recycling. The new program change starts April 15, 2013. Part of the City will recive new 64-gallon recycling carts, while part of the City will remain on 19-gallon containers due to route constrictions and residential storage restrictions. The residents who currently have automated pickup for their trash will have the automated pickup for their recycling. The new collection procedure will allow residents to start recycling all plastics #1-#7, juice and milk cartons, all color glass, cardboard, newspaper, mixed paper, aluminum and steel. These items will all go into one container and will no longer be sorted at the curb. The ability to collect more recyclables will allow the City to cut down on the amount of trash taken to the landfill. Our goal is to make recycling easier for our residents, increase our program participation, both by the amount of recyclables and the number of residents participating, and to help prevent rate increases by changing the sanitation trash collection to a once a week pickup.
Curbside collection of recycling is one time per week.
Items that can be recycled are:
- Plastic (#1 thru #7)
- All color glass bottles & jars
- Juice boxes
All items must be curbside by 6:30 am on your scheduled day co-mingled in your recycling container. Please only use City provided recycling containers. Other items can be recycled at the drop off centers located in the city. To request a recycling container, call 724-1550, ext. 2002
If the recycling container is contaminated with non-recyclable items, the container will be left at the curb until contamination is corrected.
Public Works Department
1200 Railroad Ave.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Ph: (727) 724-1550
Accepts: used motor oil for resident’s only, antifreeze, aluminum, glass, mixed paper (any paper that tears, ie: cereal boxes, magazines, junk mail, telephone books), cardboard, newspapers, plastics, and old cell phones.
Fire Station #53
3095 Mc Mullen Booth Rd.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Ph: (727) 724-1536
Accepts: cardboard, plastic, mixed paper, aluminum and newspaper
Check out the handy A to Z web guide for environmentally-friendly alternatives to trashing over 250 unwanted items. Find out how to recycle or safely dispose of just about anything in Pinellas County, including cell phones, hearing aids, junk mail, construction debris, plastic bags, and much more!
Household Chemicals and Electronics
The free Household Collection Day is held once a year in October for residents to bring their unwanted/unused paints, pool supplies, automotive fluids, old electronic equipment such as computers and VCRs or any type of hazardous waste that you have around the house with the exception of any explosives and medical or radioactive waste (see link below for a complete listing of acceptable items). The event is held at the Public Works building on 1200 Railroad Ave. Please check the City Scape Publication for time and date. You can also drop off your household chemicals at the Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center found below.
Hazardous Electronics and Chemicals Listing
Pinellas County Mobile Collection Schedule