In an effort to keep our county beautiful and reduce waste, Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste established a Beach and Park Recycling Program. The program provides recycle containers for most beaches and parks that are managed by the county, and many city beaches.
What items are recycled?
Beach and park recycling is primarily for aluminum cans and plastic drink bottles. However, the program has been expanded to accept newspapers, magazines, and drink cartons. There is no need for separation; all materials may be combined in the same recycling containers.
Where can I find beach recycling containers?
Over 600 recycling containers are available at participating beaches and parks in Pinellas County. The containers are generally paired with trash cans to make them easier for residents to find.
Who is paying for this program?
The program is a cooperative effort. Pinellas County Department of Solid Waste purchased the recycling containers. Collection of the recyclables is 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.
The Beach and Park Recycling Program can be found at the following locations:
County Parks / Preserves:
Other County Locations: