Environmental Services

irvinEnvironmental Services Department Provides Essential Services

The Environmental Services Department provides the essential services to the community and the environment. The Department is responsible for collection, treatment and recycling of the City’s wastewater to keep our future Largo sustainable for generations.


We remain committed to the community through the evolving Covid-19 outbreak. Even with the "Safer at Home" Act in place, our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies. The wastewater treatment facility is also staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to treat wastewater before it is discharged. We thank each and every staff member for their continued service to our Department and you, our customers.
 
Our offices are closed to the public but we will continue to receive calls at 727-507-4460 between 7:30am and 4pm Monday through Friday should you have an issue to report. If you have an after hours emergency, please call police dispatch at 727-587-6730View the Annual Reclaimed Water reportwater services, reclaimed water schedules or rates. To report a problem or concern, call 727-507-4460.

REPORT A WASTEWATE OR RECLAIMED WATER ISSUE 

PROPOSED WASTEWATER RATE INCREASE

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Public Health and Facilities: A Toilet is Not a Trash Can

As people prepare to stay home during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, basic household items such as toilet paper are in high-demand at local stores. The City of Largo and Pinellas County Utilities would like to remind our residents that while you may be using alternatives to toilet paper during this time, popular bathroom wipes and pre-moistened towelettes often advertised as 'flushable' are heavily contributing to clogs and backups in our sanitary sewer system.

Items such as wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, diapers, as well as floss, do not easily break down and can lead to blockage and overlows sending raw sewage into homes, yards, and waterways. This leads to costly repairs and damages. Remember to stick to the three Ps: Pee, Poop, and [toilet] Paper. Check out this video and remember a toilet is not a trash can!

Please visit Largo.com/COVID19 for the latest updates and information regarding the City's response to COVID-19.

As many more of our residents are cooking at home instead of ordering takeout or going out to eat we have seen an increase in the amount of fat, oil and grease at the treatment plant. Please remember to let your cooking oil, grease, fat, butter and gravy cool before placing it in a container for disposal or recycling. Mayonnaise, sauces and salad dressings should be disposed of in the garbage instead of the drain. Your cooperation can keep the pipes clean and prevent costly sewage overflows in the sewer system and in your own home.

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Fight F.O.G.
Fats, oils and grease that are poured down any drain can build up and block your sewer at home or work, causing nasty and costly sewer overflows.
C.O.R.E.
The Cooking Oil Recycling Effort or C.O.R.E. encourages the community to recycle used cooking oil to prevent backups and overflows in your home, or let the oil cool and place it in your trash can.
Reclaimed Water
As a sustainability leader, Largo even recycles water. Find out how reclaimed water is made and how it can be used in your home or business or learn about service rates.
A Toilet is Not A Trash Can
Be sure to never place any items in your toilet, even "flushable wipes" as they can block your drain and cause backups in homes and businesses. 
Commercial & Industrial Users
Find information on commercial and industrial grease traps, inspections, permitting and documentation of services or how to report items such as illegal dumping.
Sewer Water
Sewer water is any water that leaves your home through your drains. Find out where it goes and how you can avoid costly sewer overflows on your property.
September 28, 2020
Are you recycling right?  Join us to explore the world of recycling and waste and hear tips on how to reduce contamination in the recycling cart. Bring your questions to find out what can be recycled or not. 
September 24, 2020
Largo continues commitment to Sustainability, Public Health and Safety, and Community Pride
September 16, 2020
The City of Largo will be hosting its free ShredFest on Saturday, October 17 at the Starkey Road Collection Center (1551 Starkey Rd) from 9am-12pm, or until full capacity has been reached. This easy, drive-through event allows residents to bring up to five boxes of documents for free and secure on-site shredding and recycling. All patrons are to remain in their cars during the event.
September 14, 2020
Televised public meetings now feature live closed captioning.
August 27, 2020
In partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, the City of Largo is excited to launch a new Community Composting Program to encourage waste reduction and create a more sustainable Largo. Composting is easy to do and has numerous benefits including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improving soil health, and reduced fertilizer use.
August 17, 2020
The City of Largo is proud to announce the new Downtown Plaza is nearly complete.
July 30, 2020
The City of Largo has decided to host some public meetings using electronic communications technology.
July 28, 2020
You will surely be missed on the Council, and we wish you all the best as your journey continues.
May 01, 2020
It is important we stay informed and connected, as a community, during this time. Check out the information below to stay informed and have your questions answered. We are in this together, Largo!
March 12, 2020

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