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On its way to a 75 percent recycling rate by 2020, Florida’s recycling rate in 2015 was 54 percent, meeting the 50 percent target rate specified in Florida statute. Twenty counties are leading the way with 2015 recycling rates reaching and exceeding the 50 percent Interim Recycling Goal.

In 2015, 20 counties have already achieved that 50 percent rate. As of Jan. 1, 2015, the department also has recognized over 30 businesses  and other organizations that have a recycling rate of at least 50 percent. The challenge is for the recycling efforts of other counties, businesses and governmental agencies to match or exceed those that are leading the way. Each of us and our families can contribute by continuing to recycle as much as possible from our homes.

With strong recycling programs and strong participation from businesses, governmental agencies, organizations, families and individuals, we can get Florida to 75 percent by 2020. Contact your county recycling coordinators to see how you, your family, your business and your organization can help.

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