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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.

Q. Where can I recycle in my community?
A. To find out where to take your recyclables, contact your local county recycling coordinator or visit the Community Recycling Program page for additional guidance.

Q. My recycling (or trash) was not picked up this morning. What can I do about it?
A. If the service is included in your utility bill, you need to call your city/county at the number given on the bill. If you are located in an unincorporated area, you will need to contact your local county recycling coordinator.

Q. Is there any assistance available to help a recycling company located in Florida?
A. Florida initiated the Florida Recycling Loan Program in 1995, which lends money at prime interest rate to help new recycling dealers get started and old dealers come up to date. More information on the program is available at Florida First Capital's website and on our Recycling Loan Program page.
Newer businesses or businesses looking to move to Florida may want to contact the Florida Recycling Business Assistance Center for information about markets, financing and permitting.

Q. How do I start a recycling business?
A. Visit the Florida Recycling Business Assistance Center website and select the "Business Assistance" link.

Q. I want to sell my product in Florida. What are the labeling requirements regarding the recycling arrows?
A. Please see F.S. 403.708 (7) as well as F.S. 403.7193 (1) and (2). These can be found by typing in the statute number on the Florida statutes website.

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November 15, 2017 - 9:11am

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