The more items you recycle, the more room you will have in your refuse cart.
Plastic bottles collected from your neighborhood will be made into new plastic products such as carpeting and clothing, garden furniture and accessories, new plastic bottles and a variety of other products.
The recycling industry is experiencing high levels of contamination due to trash in the recycling. Just remember when in doubt throw it in the trash. When nonrecyclable items (contamination) end up in your recycling loads, the have the potential to turn the entire load into trash.
The following items are collected in the curbside recycling program:
- Aluminum and metal cans
- Cardboard egg cartons only
- Colored construction paper, greeting cards
- Corrugated cardboard (must be dry)
- Flattened cardboard (must be dry)
- Food boxes (cereal boxes, cake mix boxes, etc. must be flattened)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Jugs, yogurt, and margarine tubs (please make sure they are rinsed with no food residue)
- Mail and catalogs
- Newspapers, junk mail
- Paper towel and toilet tissue rolls
- Plastic bottles, jugs, and tubs (laundry detergent, milk)
- Printer and copier paper
- Telephone books
- Water bottles (please leave caps/lids on bottles)
Materials Not Accepted
Materials not accepted include but are not limited to:
- Aerosol cans or spray paint
- Car parts
- Cassette tapes, video tapes or DVD cases
- Christmas lights
- Construction waste
- Fishing line and cast nets
- Foil, foil food containers
- Garden hoses
- Light bulbs
- Mirrors, windows, or auto glass
- Motor oil and containers
- Needles or pill bottles
- Pesticides or Herbicides
- Pizza boxes
- Plastic bags, baggies, chip bags, or frozen food bags (no plastic bags or wrappers of any kind)
- Plastic cups
- Plastic wrap or bubble wrap
- Pots, pans or dishes
- Propane tanks
- Rope or ratchet strap
- Shredded paper
- Styrofoam of any kind
- Tires, rubber hoses and tubing
- Tissues, paper towels
- Wax coated containers (juice box)
- Wood or pallets
- Yard debris
Syringes are not accepted for recycling. They must be disposed of through Brevard County Household Used "Sharps" Collection Program. Please call 321-633-2042 for more information.
- Please make sure your recycle cart lid is closed all the way. Wet or damp items are considered nonrecyclable.
- Ensure Recyclables are empty with no food residue.
- Do not bag your recyclables or place loose plastic bags in your recycle cart. Plastic bags of any kind are not recyclable and should be returned to your local grocery store.
- Caps do not need to be removed. As long as they remain on the container they can go in the recycle cart.
- Do not put loose caps in the recycle cart.
- Flatten small boxes and break them down to fit into the cart.
- Place your recycling cart at the curb by 6:30 am on your collection day per ordinance.
- Call the Solid waste Division at 321-383-5755 if you have questions, you have no cart, or your collection is missed.