Q. How much waste is Recycled in Florida Annually?
A. In 2009 Floridians diverted 8,482,964 tons or 29% of Municipal Solid Waste from the landfill through recycling. A complete breakdown of Florida's Solid Waste Management can be viewed in the
Solid Waste Annual Reports. There, you will find a breakdown of Florida's solid waste and recycling information.
Q. Where can I Recycle in my community?
A. To find out where to take your recyclables, refer
to the bottom of DEP recycling web page
Enter in the item you’re hoping to recycle and your location information
and click the "GO" button. The box will then show the nearest
locations that accept the item you’d like to recycle.
You can also contact your local recycling coordinator for more information. Contact information can be found at:
Q. My recycling (or trash) was not picked up this morning, what
can I do about it?
A. The first question you need to ask is: How do I pay for my waste collection?
If it is added to your utility bill then you need to call your city/county at the number given on the bill.
If your waste fees are included in your property taxes then you will
need to call your county recycling coordinator and let them know about
You can find out who that is, as well as their phone
number and maybe even a web page on our
County Contact Page.
Q. I would like to start a Recycling Program in my school or
office, is there information available to get me started?
A. Yes, the first thing to do is contact your County
Recycling Coordinator and share your idea with them. They will be
able to help you and provide you with possible resources.
A list of County Recycling Coordinators can be found here.
also view the University of Oregon website
This site has an in depth guide to setting up a recycling program.
From writing a proposal and choosing a name, to collection practices and
guidelines this site is very useful.
Q. Is there any assistance available to help a recycling
company that is located in Florida?
A. Yes, Florida initiated the Florida Recycling Loan
Program (FRLP) in 1995, which lends money at prime interest rate to
help new Recycling dealers get started and old dealers come up to date.
More information on the FRLP is available at
and on our website at
Newer businesses or businesses looking to move to Florida may want
to contact the Florida Recycling Business Assistance Center,
where businesses can find information about markets, financing and even
Q. I want to sell my product in Florida and I need to know the
labeling requirements regarding the recycling arrows?
A. Please see F.S. 403.708 (7) as well as F.S. 403.7193 (1) and (2). These can be found by typing in the statute number on the internet at this link: