Republic Services 

Residential Curbside Collection of Trash, Yard Waste & Recycling

(352) 540-6457

Recycling Pick-up

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Hernando County citizens with trash service also have weekly curbside recycling collection included in their service. Curbside recycling is collected with a two bin system where residents sort cardboard and paper in one bin and plastics #1-7, aluminum and tin in a second bin. Please note that our curbside program does not include glass. These bins are then picked up by our contractor and delivered to the Northwest Waste Management Facility. The material is then further sorted and prepared for shipment to various locations by a contractor.  

If you currently subscribe to curbside trash service through Republic Services, once per week curbside Recycling is included in your service at no additional cost.

To get started with curbside recycling please call Republic Services at (352) 540-6457 to have your free bins delivered and determine your recycling pickup day.

On your pickup day, place all of your paper and cardboard in one container and aluminum, tin, and plastics in the second container. Place the containers curbside before 6 a.m. on your service day.

Curbside recycling is a great opportunity to help yourself, your community and the environment.

Sorting Your Recycling for Collection

One bin for Paper and Cardboard One bin for Plastic, Aluminum and Tin
  • Magazines
  • Paper bags
  • Office paper
  • Junk Mail
  • Telephone books
  • Newspapers
  • Cereal boxes
  • Cracker boxes
  • Soda boxes
  • Beer boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Aluminum beverage and food cans
  • Tin (steel) cans
  • Plastics #1 thru #7
    • Milk, soda water bottles
    • Cooking oil and salad dressing bottles
    • shampoo and lotion bottles
    • laundry detergent and window cleaner bottles

Exceptions: No motor oil or other automotive lubricant containers. One partial can of oil will contaminate the WHOLE bin of plastics.

Items Not Recycled Curbside

The following items are not recycled curbside but may be taken to an appropriate disposal or recycling location. Please call Hernando County Solid Waste (352) 754-4112 or visit our website for more information on recycling these items and for a list of drop off locations.

  • Glass, Light bulbs, Mirrors
  • Chemicals, Pesticides, Paint
  • Styrofoam, packing material
  • Medicine or medicine bottles
  • Toys, Clothing
  • Cookware and Dishes
  • Foam: pillows, carpet padding
  • Small appliances / electronics
  • Trash
  • Scrap Metal
  • Yard Waste; a separate yard waste collection day is also included in your service every Wednesday