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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:

  • Your 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.

Recycling Recognition:

  • 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.

Hotel/Motel Recycling:


College and University Recycling:


Marinas, Boatyards and Marine Retailers:


Correctional Institution Recycling:


Hospital 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.
    healthierhospitals.org
  • Hospitals for a Healthy Environment, a national initiative between the American Hospital Association and the EPA, with a goal of mercury reduction
    practicegreenhealth.org
  • Healthcare Without Harm - aims to eliminate pollution in healthcare practices
    www.noharm.org
  • Sustainable Hospitals project from the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
    www.sustainablehospitals.org

For more information, please contact Jack Price at 850-245-8751.

Last updated: October 31, 2013

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