Recycling

Residential Recycling
Residential recycling will be collected on the same day as garbage and all recyclable materials can go in the same recycling container.

Mandatory Commercial Recycling
As of January 1, the Utilities and Solid Waste Division will be implementing 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.

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.
Recyclable & Non-Recyclable Items
 Type of Product
Can Be Recycled
 Cannot be Recycled
Glass
  • Any Clear, Brown, Green Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Beer Bottles
  • Jelly, Salsa, and Mayor Jars
  • Liquor and Wine Bottles
  • Soda Bottles
  • Cookware (Pyrex, Corning, etc.)
  • Dishes
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Medicine Bottles
  • Windows and Mirrors
 Aluminum
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Foil Pie Pans
  • Soda and Beer Cans
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Door Screens
  • Lawn Furniture
  • Pots and Pans
Metal
  • Empty Aerosol Containers
  • Fruit Cans
  • Juice Cans
  • Pet Food Cans
  • Soup Cans
  • Tuna Cans
  • Car Parks
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • License Plates
  • Spoons
  • Tools
 Plastic
  • Butter or Whipped Topping Tubs
  • Detergent and Bleach Bottles
  • Milk Jugs
  • No. 2 Black Nursery Plant Pots
  • Plastic Containers Marked No. 1 – No. 7
  • Water Bottles
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Soda Bottles
  • Household Chemical Containers
  • Egg Cartons
  • Newspaper Sleeves
  • Motor Oil and Antifreeze Containers
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Polystyrene Trays
  • Pool Chemical Bottles
  • Styrofoam
 Paper
  • Beverage Carrying Boxes
  • Brown, White, and Colored Paper Bags
  • Cardboard (Cereal Boxes, Gift Boxes, Rice Boxes, etc.)
  • Catalogs
  • Computer Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard (Moving Boxes, etc.)
  • Junk Mail
  • Newspaper
  • Office and Computer Paper
  • Phone Books
  • Shoe Boxes
  • Paper Packing Within Wax Layer (Juice Boxes)
Electronics
  • Computer Equipment
  • Copy or Fax Machines
  • Home and Office Electronics
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Telephones
  • TVs
  • VCRs