City of St. Pete transitions to new curbside recycling provider

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Waste Pro, one of the southeastern United States largest recycling companies, began servicing St. Petersburg’s curbside recycling customers this week. The prior curbside recycling collection company, WSI, discontinued service to contracted customers in the city of St. Petersburg as of September 30. Residents who had previously contracted with WSI for the voluntary service must call Waste Pro at 727-873-0800 to continue their recycling service and receive new recycling bins. New subscribers are welcome to call the same phone number.

Officials at Waste Pro expect that customers previously contracted with WSI that have called and subscribed will receive their new recycling bins by the end of this weekend if they have not already. To provide superior customer service during the transition, Waste Pro has increased their call center staff by 50 percent. It is estimated that 5200 customers have been signed to date.

Residents that sign up will be able to place newspapers, cardboard, metal and aluminum cans, glass and plastic at the curb for weekly recycling. Voluntary curbside recycling is provided by Waste Pro Inc. at a cost of $3.75 a month, paid annually ($45).

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