Recycling changes are coming for City of Pensacola Sanitation Customers starting Oct. 1, 2023. Visit to learn more.

Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling collection is provided once a week. With the city recycling cart you can easily separate recyclables from your normal household garbage by placing the following recyclable items in your recycling cart. Placing nonrecyclable items in your recycling cart contaminates the target recyclables and hurts the program.

Remember to place your recycling cart curbside by 6 a.m. on your collection day and remove your cart from the curb after collection. If you have any questions, you can contact customer service at 850-435-1890.

Recycle Truck

Summit Boulevard Recycling Center

The City of Pensacola offers a recycling drop-off center on Summit Boulevard beside Fire Station 3, providing three containers for residents to properly dispose of recyclables including cardboard, plastic, glass and more. 

The recycling drop-off center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is video monitored 24/7 to ensure proper use of the site and to deter illegal dumping of nonrecyclable materials. 

Two containers are used for cardboard only. Cardboard boxes must be broken down and placed through the slots on the side of the box.

The third container is used for other recyclable materials. Household garbage and yard waste are not accepted. 

Acceptable items:

  • Cardboard (please place in designated containers)
  • Aluminum, tin, steel (including cans and lids)
  • Glass jars and bottles, cereal boxes and other paperboard boxes
  • Plastic bottles, milk and juice cartons
  • Plastics No. 1 and 2
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Hardcover or paperback books
  • Newspaper and inserts, office paper and junk mail
  • Metal pots, pans and cookie sheets
  • Paper bags

Unacceptable items:

  • Styrofoam
  • Electronics
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Food waste
  • Plastic bags or film
  • Motor oil containers
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Light bulbs, window glass or mirrors
  • Household items or furniture
  • Construction materials

For more information, contact City of Pensacola Sanitation Services and Fleet Management at 850-435-1890. The Summit Boulevard recycling drop-off center is located near 2750 Summit Blvd. in Pensacola, next to Fire Station 3. 

Tips for Recycling

  • Place your recycling cart curbside by 6 a.m. on your designated recycling day.
  • Make sure your recycling cart is at least three feet from any parked cars, mailboxes, power poles, or any other objects to ensure proper collection.
  • Rinse all food containers before placing the items in your recycling cart.
  • There is no need to remove labels or to crush cans before placing them into your recycling cart.
  • Flatten cardboard boxes before placing them in the recycling cart.
  • Place recyclables loosely in the recycling cart.
  • Make it a household challenge to fill the recycling cart each week with your separated recyclables.