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This summer, the city of St. Petersburg begins a Universal Curbside Recycling program for residential customers. Visit the City of St. Petersburg's website for further information.
You can access the directory through the free Pinellas County app that is now available on Apple App Store, Google Play or go to www.pinellascounty.org/mobile/app
2015 Pinellas County Recycling Directory page provides plenty of information:
Florida generates over 29 million tons of solid waste per year. If you're the typical Florida resident, you throw away 10 pounds of trash a day. There are numerous reasons to recycle, but have you ever wondered how exactly recycling helps fight climate change? The group, Californians Against Waste, offers a good summary:
“Recycling reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in two important ways. First, recycling keeps materials out of the landfill. Landfills are designed to be anaerobic, meaning that once waste has been dumped very little air remains below the surface. Landfill gas is generated as a byproduct of the digestion of organic materials by organisms that thrive in these anaerobic conditions.
Food waste, paper, grass, and other organic matter is readily digested and turned into landfill gas, which is 50 percent methane. While most modern landfills are required to capture some of their methane emissions, significant quantities continue to escape into the atmosphere.
Recycling also reduces GHG emissions by reducing the need to continually mine and refine