5335 8th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
departments public works Recycling [Blue Bag] Information
CURBSIDE RECYCLING GUIDELINES
The City of Zephyrhills Sanitation Department provides a "Blue Bag" Curbside Recycling Program. The "Blue Bags" are available at most
grocery stores and discount stores.
What items may I place in a blue bag?
Aluminum & metal cans - please rinse and remove any paper labels from food cans.
Glass jars and bottles - please empty, rinse and remove any lids and caps. There is no need to remove the labels from glass items.
Plastic containers that have #1 [pet] or #2 [hdpe] on the bottom are acceptable. This includes most milk jugs, soda bottles, and some household cleaning products. Unmarked plastics and all other numbered plastics are not acceptable for this program.
Please do not include the following items: Aerosol cans, batteries, oil/paint cans, hazardous chemicals, ceramics, crystal, light bulbs, mirrors, pyrex, window panels, metal caps, aluminum foil, eggs cartons, and pie cans.
Curbside recycling service is offered bi-weekly, on Wednesdays. Please do not place Blue Bags inside a trash receptacle.
Recycling is a great way to "Go Green" along with reducing the amount of trash entering the waste stream. Your recycling efforts preserve natural resources, will reduce air and water pollution, and makes a positive contribution to preserving the environment for future generations.
For additional information, please call the Sanitation Department at 813.780.0022.
RECYLCLING FACTS: Did you know?
We throw away enough aluminum cans each year to rebuild a commercial airline fleet every three months!
The U.S. is the number one trash-producing country in the world at approximately 1,600 pounds per person each year!
Recycling just one aluminum can will save enough energy to run your TV for 3 hours!
We throw away enough plastic bottles each year to circle the earth four times!
Recycling: It's the right thing to do.
For every blue bag that you fill with recylables, that's one less black bag that goes into the waste stream.
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