The 3 R's of Caring for Our Environment
- Recycle: Conserve energy, landfill space, and natural resources.
- Reduce: Purchase items that are packaged in recyclable materials. This helps eliminate the items that are not accepted.
- Reuse: Be creative. Turn an empty coffee can into a handy storage container for anything from buttons to bolts and screws.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling
The Solid Waste Division has implemented Ordinance 3502, mandatory recycling for commercial, non-profit entities, and special events to ensure that recyclable materials generated be source separated and collected so that recyclable materials are not deposited in landfill, but are processed and reused. All multi-family, non-profit, and commercial accounts will be required to subscribe to the city's or private provider for recycling services to abide by the city's new solid waste ordinance. For more information, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 239-321-8050.
Residential recycling will be collected on the same day as garbage and all recyclable materials can go in the same recycling container.
|Recyclable & Non-Recyclable Items|
|Type of Product||Can be Recycled||Cannot be Recycled|
|Any Clear, Brown, Green Glass Bottles and Jars|
Jelly, Salsa, and Mason Jars
Liquor and Wine Bottles
|Cookware (Pyrex, Corning, etc.)|
Windows and Mirrors
Foil Pie Pans
Soda and Beer Cans
Pots and Pans
|Empty Aerosol Containers|
Pet Food Cans
|Butter or Whipped Topping Tubs|
Detergent and Bleach Bottles
No. 2 Black Nurser Plant Pots
Plastic Containers Marked No.1 - No.7
|Household Chemical Containers|
Motor Oil and Antifreeze Containers
Plastic Grocery Bags
Pool Chemical Bottles
|Beverage Carrying Boxes|
Brown, White, and Colored Paper Bags
Cardboard (Cereal Boxes, Gift Boxes, Rice Boxes, etc.)
Corrugated Cardboard (Moving Boxes, etc.)
Office and Computer Paper
|Paper Packing Within Wax Layer (Juice Boxes)|
Copy or Fax Machines
Home and Office Electronics