Starkey Road Drop-Off Recycling Center to Update Operating Hours this June

Effective June 17, 2024, The City of Largo is introducing significant changes to the operational hours of the Starkey Road Drop-Off Recycling Center, in line with its commitment to sustainability and effective City operations. 
 
New Facility Hours as of Monday, June 17: 
  • Monday to Friday: 6:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday: 7am-11:30am
  • Sunday: Closed
The facility will also be closed on all observed City holidays. 
 
Previously, the Starkey Road Drop-Off Recycling Center operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, due to increased contamination incidents, ongoing illegal dumping, and limited resources for round-the-clock site monitoring, the City is changing the facility's operating hours and adding fencing. This change is necessary as the site often receives non-recyclable materials such as furniture, tires, electronics, and construction debris, particularly on weekends and after holidays. Managing these improperly disposed materials is costly and time-consuming for City team members. 
 
With the new operating hours, site supervision will be available to encourage responsible recycling behavior and foster a cleaner, safer environment for our community. While this may inconvenience those using the site appropriately, the Solid Waste Division offers superior curbside, multifamily, and business collection services. Please see the tips below to ensure you can do your part to help protect the environment and recycle correctly. 
 
  • Ensure you know your holiday collection schedule at Largo.com/MyTrashDay. 
  • Text LARGORECYCLES to 727-425-4004 to receive alerts regarding holiday collection schedules, service disruptions, and other reminders.   
  • Bulk waste, or any item too large to fit into your regular can, can be placed curbside for collection on your recycling collection day. 
  • Businesses and multi-family complexes can request trash and recycling services online, including containers, pick-up, repair, and replacement, at LargoRecycles.com. 
  • Individuals unsure how to dispose of a specific item should use the quick search tool at Largo.com/GetRidofIt. 
Thank you for supporting a clean and sustainable Largo for future generations. For more information on proper waste disposal guidelines, recycling questions, or the holiday collection schedule, call the City of Largo’s Solid Waste Division at 727-587-6760 or visit LargoRecycles.com.