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Recycling Business Assistance Center

About Us

What does Florida’s RBAC do?

We assist in the development of markets for recyclable materials with the mission to achieve a 75% recycling rate by 2020. We can provide assistance to recycling businesses at all levels of the supply chain, as well as potential partners, the Legislature, and the public.

RBAC Objectives

Provide guidance to increase recycling markets
Create connections between industry and government professionals
Increase awareness of RBAC’s services

RBAC Goals

Develop partnerships with interested trade organizations and associations
Build partnerships with other state agencies
Improve our online services
Create Technical Assistance Advisory Group
Develop quarterly e-newsletter
Develop a social media plan (Example: Twitter and FB)
Explore developing a nonprofit foundation for RBAC to raise funding
Develop or partner with an existing recognition/awards program
Provide training for Florida business development

What is Florida’s Recycling Goal?

The Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act of 2008 (House Bill 7135) signed into law by former Governor Crist created Section 403.7032, Florida Statutes. This established a new statewide recycling goal of 75% to be achieved by the year 2020. Also, the statute directed DEP to develop a program designed to achieve this goal and submit it to the Legislature for approval. DEP submitted its 75% Recycling Goal Report in January 2010.

The Recycling Business Assistance Center will help Florida reach its recycling goal by providing support to recycling market development.

To understand how to achieve our state's recycling goal it's important to understand where and what our waste comes from. The graphs below illustrate our current municipal solid waste statistics:

Image of Florida MSW Collected (Chart and Table) report   Image of MSW Collected by Generator Type report   Image of Florida MSW Management report   Image of MSW Collected in FL Counties report

RBAC Background

HB 7243, which was effective July 1, 2010, establishes in subsection 403.7032(5), F.S., a Recycling Business Assistance Center to coordinate between state agencies and the private sector to develop new markets for recyclable materials locally and globally. This center is part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Enterprise Florida is providing technical assistance.

For More Information

Contact Henry Garrigo, Government Analyst
Phone: 850-245-8822
Email: Henry.Garrigo@dep.state.fl.us
Mailing Address: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #4555, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400

 Base Contact Information - Recycling Business Assistance Center

Last updated: October 06, 2015

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