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Waste Reduction

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.

Recycling Program FAQs

Q. How much waste is recycled in Florida annually?
A. In 2009 Floridians diverted 11,831,482 tons or 38 percent of municipal solid waste from the landfill through recycling. A complete breakdown of Florida's solid waste management can be viewed in the Solid Waste Annual Reports. There you will find a breakdown of Florida's solid waste and recycling information.


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