Residential Recycling


Dunedin's Recycling Program allows residents to dispose of types of plastics, glass, paper, cardboard, etc. all while reducing the amount of waste we send to the landfill. If you are participating in Dunedin's Recycling program, please review the 2024 Recycling Guide below. Not everything is recyclable in Dunedin's program, when in doubt throw it out! 

The City of Dunedin contracts its recycling services with a private company, currently with WastePro. WastePro services the carts and containers in Dunedin and then takes them to a transfer site in the Clearwater area. From there they are transported to Sarasota, FL to be processed at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) which is where the materials are sorted and bailed. Once sorted and bailed, the materials are sold to market where private companies purchase the materials and use them within their own manufacturing processes. The majority of the materials end up in Georgia and Alabama for complete recycling. 


Mixed Recycling

Curbside @ Your Home!

Residential trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup is done once a week. To find your pickup day, use the street scheduler below.
For commercial or temporary pickups, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 727-298-3215.




Curbside & Drop-off Recycling

Curbside Recycling

The City provides all single-family homes a recycling cart included in monthly collection services. Recycling service is provided by a private contractor, currently Waste Pro. The City's Solid Waste Division manages the private contract and serves as the liaison to issues and requests. Service days occur on the same day as garbage and bulk/yard waste collection. Residents use this service at no additional cost.

Drop-off Recycling

Lake Haven Recycling Center - 810 Lake Haven Road, Dunedin (behind Solid Waste)
Mixed recycling drop off, clothing, shoes, cooking oil, free mulch pick-up

Highlander Pool - 1941 Ed Eckert Drive (South of Fire Station 61 at corner of Michigan Blvd)
Mixed recycling drop off, clothing, shoes.

Mixed-Stream Recycling

Is a collection method where all recyclable materials are intermixed and travel to a sorting facility. Ensuring that no contaminants are included in your recycling will make the sorting process easier, safer, and faster!

Some of the most common contaminants are plastic bags, bagged recyclables, yard waste, tanglers, and clothes. Don't forget, when in doubt, throw it out!

Tips & Tricks

Are you new to recycling? Start with these 6 tips to get the ball rolling:

  1. Keep it simple! Learn what materials are accepted. Not everything you'd expect can be recycled in Dunedin's program. Use Dunedin's Recycling Guide(PDF, 2MB) to find out what you can recycle and what to throw out. Below are some good items to start recycling:
    • Plastic items: bottles, jugs, and containers
    • Paper & Fiber items: office paper, mail, magazines, paperboard, cardboard
    • Glass items: bottles and jars
    • Metal items: cans (soup cans and soda cans)
  2. Nothing smaller than your fist. No matter the materials of the product, if something is smaller than your fist, it's too small to be processed at the sorting plant. 
  3. Don't rely on the recycling symbol. The recycling symbol is not regulated, so some materials cannot be recycled in Dunedin's program. Make sure to check Dunedin's Recycling Guide.
  4. No tanglers! Yard debris, plastic bags, chains, wires, and other contaminates can tangle machinery and slow down the recycling sorting process. 
  5. Clean, dry and loose! Ensure all items are clean, dry and loose when placing them into the recycling bin.
  6. When in doubt, throw it out! If you're unsure of an item, check the guide. Still can't find it? No problem, just throw it out. Recycling the wrong materials can cause damage and slowdown of machinery in recycling centers.