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Waste Reduction

Household Hazardous Waste Grants

In 1985 the Florida Legislature initiated the Hazardous Waste Collection Center Grant Program to encourage the establishment and operation of a statewide network of local hazardous waste collection centers. These facilities provide collections of non-regulated hazardous waste from households and as well as short-term storage of potentially hazardous waste generated by small businesses. Many of these household hazardous waste programs provide collection events at different locations for the convenience of the public.

Public Sector Recycling Reporting

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 Florida 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."

Florida 75% Recycling Goal

75% Recycling Goal

In 2008, the Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 7135 which 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.


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