Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers
Two permanent Pasco County facilities are open to the public throughout the week, replacing Pasco County’s biannual Amnesty Days program. The two facilities are equipped to accept most hazardous waste generated at home, and are located at:
- 9626 Handcart Road, Dade City (off of County Road 579A)
- 14606 Hays Road, Shady Hills (off of State Road 52)
Household hazardous waste includes pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, solvents, polishers, and gasoline. The only items not accepted from households are biomedical wastes, explosives, or radioactive wastes, which you are not likely to have at home anyway. The county has a separate program for handling biomedical waste. Please call (727) 847-8041 for more information.
Waste Oil Collection Site Vehicle oil change
The city’s Fleet Division has worked in conjunction with Pasco County agencies for many years to keep hazardous waste oil out of our environment by creating a Public Waste Oil Collection Site. Each year the city has collected and properly disposed of approximately 2,000 gallons of oil waste. “Do-it-yourselfers” are encouraged to bring in your oil!
The Waste Oil Collection Site is open during the regular Public Works Department’s business hours, Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
For more information on the centers’ operation hours and example of what is accepted, please call (727) 847-8041 or visit one of the centers.
How Curbside Recycling Work Curbside:
Purchase your own bin, can, or cart from a local retailer. You may use and existing one or more!
You must use the reflective sticker on your (permanent container). Call your trash hauler for a sticker, or call the County Recycling Office.
Only use the sticker on a permanent container. (No Laundry baskets or cardboard boxes or temporary containers.)
Place your recycling at the curb the night before your recycling day.
As of July 2016, Pasco County is now accepting Newspaper, Cardboard & Other Paper for recycling curbside.
The following is a list of items are accepted for recycling curbside: Aluminum Cans, Metal Food Cans, Newspaper, Cardboard & Other Paper, Plastic Bottles, Jars & Containers with Codes #1, #2, #3, #5, & #7, and Glass Bottles & Jars (Clear, Green & Brown).
You may NOT recycle Styrofoam of any kind, Plastic Film or bags of any kind, Plastic picnic-ware (plates, cups, utensils, tablecloths), Plastic Toys of any kind.
Please note all recycling is managed through Pasco County for any questions you may contact your waste hauler or the Recycling Department of Pasco County at (727) 856-4539 or visit their website.
Stand Alone, Self Serving Recycling Dumpsters
January 2015, Pasco County closed three of its County-owned recycling drop-off sites due to illegal dumping. The County paid to have two locations fenced, gated, locked and manned. The Pine Hill Road and Bayonet Point locations will remain closed. The closest recycling drop off to New Port Richey is at Pasco County’s Embassy Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 9518 Crabtree Lane, Port Richey, FL 34668. Hours are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday-Saturday.
To stay up to date with Recycling Drop-Off Sites, please contact County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Seney at (727) 856-4539 or Pasco County Recycling opens in a new windowInformation.