Managing and Transforming Waste Streams Tool - Explore 100 policies and programs that communities can implement to reduce the amount of waste disposed of in landfills and promote waste prevention and materials reuse across waste generation sectors. Access city and county ordinance, contract, and franchise agreement language and program websites.
Public Sector Recycling Reporting Program
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 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.”
The Recycling Recognition Program was developed to encourage private businesses, institutions, schools, public organizations and residents to increase recycling to reach Florida’s recycling goal of 75 percent by 2020.
America Recycles Day is celebrated on November 15 of each year. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Recycling Education Resources for Kids and Teachers
Green Schools Award - Through this awards program, the Florida Department of Education and a host of community partners, recognize the environmental achievements of students, teachers, classes, schools and school districts.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.