Section 403.7032(3), Florida Statutes: "Each state agency, public institution of higher learning, community college,
and state university, including all buildings that are occupied by municipal, county, or state employees and entities occupying buildings
managed by the Department of Management Services, must at a minimum, annually report all recycled materials to the county using the
department’s (DEP's) designated reporting format."
This statute requires reporting, whether or not you are recycling. Even if a public sector entity is not recycling that entity must
report a zero percent recycling rate.
The information to include in the report is limited to municipal solid waste, which, per section 403.706(5) F.S., includes only:
Construction & Demolition Debris, Yard Waste, Metals, White Goods, Tires, Food Wastes, Textiles, Glass, Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans,
Plastic Bottles, Other Plastics, Newspapers, Corrugated Paper, Office Paper, and Other Paper. Municipal Solid Waste does NOT include
agricultural waste, industrial waste, mining waste or sludge.
DEP has designated a web-based reporting system called
as the reporting venue. A
Public Sector Recycling Reporting User Guide
has been developed to assist with the Reporting process. The user guide includes both instructions on how to use Re-TRAC as well as methods
to use when estimating calendar year disposal and recycling data. Reports are due March 1st of each year.
Who needs to report? Any and all:
What is required?
- State agencies
- Public institution of higher learning
- Community college
- State university
- Any and all buildings that are occupied by municipal, county or state employees
- Public entities that occupy a building managed by the Department of Management Services
It is required that the above listed entities report, to the county in which they are located, all recycled materials. This reporting
must be done using the designated reporting format, which can be found on
Re-TRAC: Public Sector Recycling Reports.
To help collect recycling data from individual buildings that report to you, we have provided a sample "Building Inventory Spreadsheet"
in the Resources section at the bottom of this page. The information can then be entered in Re-TRAC under one entry such as "Anywhere County
Public Sector Buildings."
Where do we send the report?
Reports are submitted online via
the Department’s designated reporting format. The Department will ensure the information is accessible by the counties.
When do we need to start reporting?
The program was officially launched January 2014. Data for calendar year 2013 is the first reporting year. Reports are due
March 1st of each year.
How do I obtain the data?
Contact your service provider to see if they have the information available. If they do not have the information, use one of these
to determine your tonnage.