Paper recyclables permitted at curb

Curbside recycling is expanding. For the first time in Pasco County’s recycling history, newspaper, cardboard and other mixed paper are now eligible for the county’s curbside pickup program. No additional fees will be charged. Residents who pay for twice-a-week trash service already are billed for the recycling service. Items already accepted are aluminum cans, metal food cans, plastic … [Read more...]

Residential recycling tosses blue bags

That blue bag stuffed with household recyclables and plopped at the curbside is on its way out. Beginning Oct. 1, residents must set sturdy containers at the curb if they expect haulers to pick up the cans, plastic bottles, yogurt cups, glass bottles and jars that qualify for recycling. And more change could be coming down the road. The Pasco County Commission is expected to consider … [Read more...]

Wildlife corridors are on agenda

A mandated but long-delayed ordinance to create wildlife corridors is again winding its way through public meetings, hearings and possible adoption by the Pasco County Commission. Two public meetings were held in New Port Richey and Land O’ Lakes in May. There will be a final meeting June 4 at 6 p.m., at the Dade City Courthouse. The next steps will include two public hearings, and by … [Read more...]

Pasco sets up Christmas tree recycling locations

In what might be the biggest holiday recycling effort of the year, Pasco County officials are asking residents to recycle Christmas trees by bringing home to one of several locations between Dec. 26 and Jan. 7. "I have copies of old news articles going back to Dec. 28, 1995, that indicate this was a recycling tradition for at least five years before that date," said Jennifer Seney, Pasco's … [Read more...]