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Residents in Treasure Island are provided single-stream curbside recycling service once a week. Recyclables are picked up curbside in city-provided containers on Thursdays for residents north of 107th Avenue and on Mondays for residents south of 107th Avenue.
What is single stream recycling?
Single stream recycling allows residents to combine all recyclable materials into one single container for collection. The single stream recycling reduces sorting efforts and allows more types of recyclables to be placed at the curb.
What receptacle do I use for my recyclables?
Republic Services will provide each City of Treasure Island resident a fixed lid wheeled cart. The carts are to be placed at the curb for the Republic Services automated recycling truck to perform the collection of recycled materials. The carts are easy to roll and control when placing at the curb.
Where do I place my cart?
Roll the cart to the curb. Place cart at least ten feet (10) away from mail boxes, trees, cars, etc. so that the automated truck can easily reach them.
Who do I contact if my recycling was not picked up?
Please contact Republic Services Customer Service at: (813) 265-0292 or (727) 577-9572.
What items can I recycle? REMEMBER - When in doubt, throw it out!
White or pastel office paper, phone books, paper egg cartons, magazines, brochures & catalogs, opened mail & greeting cards, newspapers & inserts, file folders, paperboard boxes, blueprints, paperback books, paper bags, corrugated cardboard, cans (do not crush), plastic (1-7) bottles-tubs-jugs & jars, glass bottles & jars, clean, balled aluminum foil (2” or larger) and pie pans, loose metal jar lids & steel bottle caps, paper milk/juice cartons (no foil pouches, do not flatten), empty aerosol cans (no caps).
What isn't recyclable?
Styrofoam or paper to-go boxes or cups, plastic bags of any kind, Tyvek envelopes, scrap metal, frozen food, ice cream or frozen fruit containers, plates or vases, drinking glasses, hazardous or bio-hazardous waste (such as paint, car batteries, batteries, needles, diapers and other sanitary products, plastics other than those listed, tissues, paper towels, napkins, waxed paper or waxed cardboard, stickers or sheets of address labels (afixed address labels and stamps ok), ceramics or non-recyclable glass (China dishes, mirrors, light bulbs, Pyrex, porcelain and window glass).
Where are drop-off recycling locations in Treasure Island?
There are currently two locations open to the public:
- Paradise Island, Treasure Bay, 10315 Paradise Boulevard
- Downtown Treasure Island, at City Hall, 120 108th Avenue
Commercial Recyling & Required Waste Audits
The City of Treasure Island’s new Recycling and Waste Management Ordinance (Ordinance 18-03), adopted April 17th, 2018, requires commercial property owners/managers to conduct a waste audit at least once every five years to identify the types of waste generated that could potentially be reduced, recycled or otherwise diverted from disposal. The audit should identify existing recycling services and planned recycling services. If no recycling services are to be provided, the property owner or manager should provide the reason with submission of the audit. The first audit must be submitted by May 1, 2019.
How to Conduct a Waste Audit
Perform a baseline assessment of what types of recyclables and waste your property generates and how much could be recyclabled. You can conduct the waste audit in-house using a simple waste assessment form or you may contact a recycling provider or Pinellas County both of which may perform an assessment free of charge. If you are completing the audit in-house, start by developing a waste audit worksheet that suits your type of business. The worksheet should list all products used in your operations by category such as mixed paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, general waste, food waste and yard waste. You may use the audit worksheet created by the City (see link below) or you may use a comparable, alternative worksheet. Next, select the department(s)/location(s) the waste will be sampled from (lounge, kitchen, offices, etc). It's preferred that you use multiple study areas to get a comprehensive sample. Estimate the relative proportions of each item listed on the worksheet in the appropriate column (recyclable, garbage and hazardous waste). Feel free to contact the City for assistance.
Example Commercial Audit Form
Commercial Waste Reduction Practicies
Organizations can reduce the amounts of waste generated by changing the design, manufacture, purchase or use of materials or products. For example, your organization could encourage employees to print only what is needed and set printer settings to print double sided to save paper. Reusing products and packaging lengthens the useful life of the materials, delaying final disposal or recycling. For example, your organization could encourage the use of reusable coffee mugs to reduce the use of sing-use disposable cups. Your organization can also donate unwanted products or materials to others who may need or want them, instead of throwing them away.
When waste cannot be prevented from the source, recycling is the next best option. The amount and type of waste your organization generates shapes your opportunities to implement a recycling program. If possible, consider switching to recyclable products to increase recycling opportunities and reduce waste. If the option to recycle is available, it’s important to engage and educate employees, tenants, customers and visitors. Make an announcement or host a program kick-off when your organization starts a new recycling program to get the word out there and to provide an opportunity to educate. Use clear signage on recycling and trash bins that include pictures of what goes in each bin. It’s best to keep trash and recycling bins next to each other to encourage recycling. Ongoing communication and promotion is key to program success. Effective tools for getting the message across include: promotional campaigns; brochures and newsletters; banners; newspaper ads; product displays and store signs.
Hazardous Waste DisposalWhere can I dispose hazardous waste and material?
Mobile collections provide a way for citizens to safely dispose of unwanted household electronics and chemicals. Click HERE for the complete 2018 Mobile Collection schedule and the list of accepatable/non-acceptable items.