Recycling in My Community
Florida Statute 403.706,
all Florida counties must provide the opportunity for their residents to recycle. The recycling program shall be designed
to recover a significant portion of at least four of the following materials from the solid waste stream prior to final
disposal: newspaper, aluminum cans, steel cans, glass, plastic bottles, cardboard, office paper and yard trash.
Why should I recycle?
Recycling helps preserve natural resources and save energy we would use to manufacture things from virgin materials.
It also helps reduce pollution as well as saves money related to the cost of disposal by cutting down on the amount of
trash we throw away. Money is also saved by manufacturers by reducing energy costs.
Recycling is the one thing we as individuals can control. Our waste reduction and recycling activities can make a difference.
It is simply the right thing to do!
Curbside and commercial recycling availability chart
provides county and city information specifically related to the availability of curbside recycling programs
and mandatory commercial recycling.
To learn more about recycling opportunities and programs in or near your area contact your
County Recycling Coordinator.
Solid Waste Management in Florida
The Annual Florida Solid Waste Management Report
is based on information provided by the 67 counties in Florida. This information provides an overview of the State’s
solid waste management efforts.
Materials exchanges facilitate the exchange of materials or wastes from one party, which has no use for that material,
to another party that views the materials as a valuable commodity. These facilities foster waste reduction efforts through
the reuse of materials, thus eliminating the need to process the materials for recovery or disposal.