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 percent by 2020. The department has an easy tool for organizations to track, compare and report their recycling efforts — The Florida DEP Business Recycling Tracking Tool or Re-TRAC. Through the website, which includes free registration, organizations can track different types of recycling efforts and produce reports on how those efforts are helping to shrink their carbon footprint.
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 Shannan Reynolds.
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 about getting recognized.
All must demonstrate a 2014 and 2015 recycling rate at or above the state recycling goal of 50 percent. For 2016, all must demonstrate a recycling rate at or above the state recycling goal of 60 percent. 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 Recycling staff) to estimate those quantities. If you would like assistance in using the Rate Calculator, please contact us.
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.