Together We Can Make Tampa Bay the Top Recycling Region in Florida
Local governments across Tampa Bay have teamed up to improve recycling efforts in the region. No matter which Tampa Bay area community you call home, all residential recycling programs throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties now recycle the same items but we all also face the same challenge of contamination Ė attempting to recycle soiled items or materials our programs donít accept.
Whether you have been recycling for decades or just started, itís worth taking a second look to make sure you are recycling correctly. Recycling technology and processes change over time, so recycling program rules change, too.
Featured Topic: Keep Plastic Bags Out of Recycling
Remember to keep your recyclables clean, dry, and un-bagged when depositing them into recycling carts or local drop-off centers. Bagged recyclables arenít recycled because they canít be sorted by the recycling equipment.
Using reusable bags is more eco-friendly than getting single-use plastic bags when shopping. Plastic bags can only be recycled at participating retailers. If you can’t return bags to store locations, it’s okay to throw them away in the garbage because in Tampa Bay, Waste-to-Energy is used for trash disposal -turning garbage into renewable electricity.
For more information, visit Tampa Bay Recycles .