Florida has a goal to reach a 75% recycling rate in just a few short years by 2020. Your business, institution or
organization can be part of that race to 75% by making recycling "business as usual." Here are some resources to help
you and ways you can be recognized for your success. The Recycling Recognition program is for any business, institution or
organization. There are also additional recognition programs for certain kinds of businesses such as hotels, marinas and hospitals.
County Recycling Coordinators:
county recycling coordinator
is a good resource to start or expand a recycling program at your business, institution or organization. They know
local conditions, have recycling expertise and can be a key part of your recycling program.
- Get recognized by DEP if your business or organization recycling efforts have taken your recycling rate to 40% or
more. All you need is the total tons of solid waste you recycled and total tons of solid waste you created (recycled +
disposed) for 2012 or another recent 12 month period and about 10 minutes to log that in.
- Schools across Florida re making a difference by reducing waste and implementing programs to recycle. This
will help you with your goal to become a green school.
College and University Recycling:
- Florida Atlantic University's Materials Recovery Program, an
Innovative Grant Program
- University of Oregon's web site about their recycling efforts. It provides an in depth guide to setting up a
recycling program from writing a proposal to collection practices and guidelines.
- International Institute for Sustainable Development - greening the
campus, Tools for Decision Makers
- National Wildlife Federation campus ecology site
- A group that will come to your campus and help organize dorm
recycling that benefits non-profit organizations
- School-University Recycling Training:
School-University Recycling Training
This presentation demonstrates how several schools have started
recycling programs and saved money.
- College and University Recycling Coalition - a group of recycling coordinators at campuses across the country.
Correctional Institution Recycling:
- The Healthier Hospitals Initiative is a free national campaign aimed
at the health care sector. The program provides guides regarding energy
use, waste reduction, and healthier food and product purchasing.
- Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, a national initiative between
the American Hospital Association and the EPA, with a goal of mercury
- Healthcare Without Harm - aims to eliminate pollution in healthcare
- Sustainable Hospitals project from the Lowell Center for
- RBAC assist in the development of markets for recyclable materials as well assist recycling businesses at all levels of the supply chain.
For more information, please contact Jack Price at 850-245-8751.