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Recycling Business Assistance Center

What does Florida’s RBAC do?

We assist in the development of markets for recyclable materials with the mission to achieve a 75 percent recycling rate by 2020. We can provide assistance to recycling businesses at all levels of the supply chain, as well as potential partners, the Legislature and the public.

RBAC Objectives

  • Provide guidance to increase recycling markets
  • Create connections between industry and government professionals
  • Increase awareness of RBAC’s services


RBAC Goals

  • Develop partnerships with interested trade organizations and associations
  • Build partnerships with other state agencies
  • Improve our online services
  • Create Technical Assistance Advisory Group
  • Develop quarterly e-newsletter
  • Develop a social media plan (Example: Twitter and FB)
  • Explore developing a nonprofit foundation for RBAC to raise funding
  • Develop or partner with an existing recognition/awards program
  • Provide training for Florida business development


What is Florida’s Recycling Goal?

The Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act of 2008 (House Bill 7135) signed into law by former Governor Crist created Section 403.7032, Florida Statutes. This established a new statewide recycling goal of 75 percent 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.

The Recycling Business Assistance Center will help Florida reach its recycling goal by providing support to recycling market development.

To understand how to achieve our state's recycling goal, it's important to understand where and what our waste comes from.  

RBAC Background

HB 7243, which was effective July 1, 2010, establishes in subsection 403.7032(5), F.S., a Recycling Business Assistance Center to coordinate between state agencies and the private sector to develop new markets for recyclable materials locally and globally. This center is part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Enterprise Florida is providing technical assistance.

More About RBAC

For More Information

Contact Christopher Perry
Phone: 850-245-8759
Mailing Address: 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #4555, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Last Modified:
August 20, 2019 - 2:37pm

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