St. Cloud Recycles


The City of St. cloud offers curbside recycling. Participation is the key to a successful recycling program. The city supports single-stream recycling because of the convenience it allows residents. The blue carts allow convenient co-mingling of recyclable paper, plastics, metal, & cardboard in one cart. No sorting means everyone can easily do their part.


Recycling saves landfill space, conserves resources, saves energy and saves water.


The following clean items are to be recycled: 

  • Aluminum cans
  • Cardboard (flatten all boxes) 
  • Food boxes (cereal; cracker, etc.)
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Office paper 
  • Paper bags
  • Paper cardboard dairy and juice cartons
  • Paperback and phone books
  • Plastic bottles
  • Tin, steel or aerosol cansNo Plastic Bags in the Blue Cart

Plastic bags can easily get tangled in the processing equipment and can shut down the recycling facility. Plastic bags seen in city recycling carts include:

  • Garbage bags - Do not bag recyclables. Leave the items loose in the blue recycling cart.
  • Retail store bags - many retailers collect these for recycling, so they may be returned to the store. Or, if reused for garbage, these bags belong in the maroon garbage cart.
  • Other - including all glass, dry cleaning bags, food storage bags, newspaper delivery bags, etc. must go in the garbage carts.


The following items are not to be recycled: 

  • No Glass.  The Recycle Centers we send to do not want Glass. 
  • Why not glass?

    Glass breaks easily during the collection process and compromises other viable materials in the RMCP roll cart. As a result, broken glass embeds in healthy materials making them unlikely to be reused or recycled successfully into new products.

  • Bottle caps
  • Broken glass 
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Electronics
  • Food waste
  • Hardback books
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Light bulbs, window glass, or mirrors
  • Motor oil containers
  • Newspapers with plastic wrappers
  • Plastic bags 
  • Plastic tubes, jars, and trays
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Shredded paper
  • Yard waste or trash
  • Metal Pans
  • Plastic Wrap
  • When in doubt, throw it out!  Also, Feel free to call 407-957-7344 for further information.


View information regarding accepted waste materials, special pickups, household hazardous disposal and our holiday pickup schedule.

In addition to single stream curbside pick-up, residents may also drop off their flattened cardboard only at the St. Cloud Transfer Station:
2705 Peghorn Way
St. Cloud, FL 34769

St. Cloud Transfer Station is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to Noon (except for holidays).