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Recycling Recognition Program

The Recycling Recognition Program was developed to encourage private businesses, institutions, schools, public organizations and citizens to increase recycling in order to reach Florida’s recycling goal of 75% by 2020.

The Florida DEP Business Recycling Tracking Tool (Re-TRAC) is an easy-to-use tool for organizations to track, compare and report their recycling efforts. This website includes free registration, so organizations can track different types of recycling efforts and produce reports.


  • Businesses and Institutions: Private businesses and institutions wanting to be recognized are requested to enter recycling and disposal data into the Florida DEP Business Recycling Tracking Tool (Re-TRAC). If you have questions about how to set up your account, estimate your recycling and disposal weights, enter your data, etc., please contact Chris Perry.
  • Public organizations: Public organizations include nonprofit groups and other organizations that are open to the public. If you are a member of such a group that you believe deserves recognition for successful recycling, contact us for more details.
  • Private citizens: Contact us for more details.
  •  For 2020 and after, a recycling rate of at least 75% is required for possible recognition. This recycling rate target is set by the Florida Legislature in 403.706(2)(a). If you do not have the exact quantities of waste disposed and materials recycled, you may use the Recycling Rate Calculator (courtesy of Sarasota County) to estimate those quantities. If you would like assistance in using the rate calculator, please contact us.

For more information, please see the Recycling Recognition Program FAQ page or contact   Chris Perry at 850-245-8759.

DEP Recycling Recognition Recipients

Organization 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
C & D Printing & Packaging               96%
LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival               72%
North Fl. Pharmacy of Madison               74%
Sustainable Tallahassee               74%
Cork & Stogie               98% 97%
Northrop Grumman St. Aug.            



Orange County Public Schools           98%    
Rehrig Pacific Company           97%


Suwannee American Cement           96%    
Florida Gulf Coast Community College         51%      
Desoto Trail Elementary School         58%      
Northrop Grumman Group - St. Augustine
        50% 68%    
Northrop Grumman Group - Apopka           89%    
Northrop Grumman Group - Melbourne           62%    
Skanska USA/Ajax - I-275 Reconstruction Project         99%      
Skanska USA - I-4 Project Orlando         99%      
Skanska USA - Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge Project       99% 97%      
Miami Marlins     54% 51%        
Northrop Grumman - Apopka       72%        
JM Family Enterprise       64%        
MSW Consultants       72%        
Arthrex     58% 53%        
Native Nurseries     81%          
The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa     42%          
Mosaic Fertilizer     50%          
Blue Heaven     59%          
White Cloud         89%      
The Green Parrot     59%          
Eglin Air Force Base     74%          
Tyndall Air Force Base     57%          
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens     45%          
Broken Sound Club 92%   95%          
Kessler Consulting     86%          
Florida State University   48%            
International Speedway Corporation   60%            
Children's World Uniform Supply   44%           70%
Global Organic Specialty Source   63%            
Rooms to Go   87%            
Tervis   56%          


Additional DEP Recognition Programs

DEP has a variety of programs for recognizing outstanding recycling efforts of various groups and entities.

Recycling Organizations

Last Modified:
June 3, 2024 - 11:15am

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