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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 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.

Requirements

  • 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.

If you have questions or need more information, please see the Recycling Recognition Program FAQ page or contact Shannan Reynolds at 850-245-8716.

The following organizations have been recognized for their outstanding recycling efforts:

DEP Recycling Recognition Recipients

Organization 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Desoto Trail Elementary School         58%
Northrop Grumman Group - St. Augustine
        50%
Skanska USA/Ajax - I-275 Reconstruction Project         99%
Skanska USA - I-4 Project Orlando         99%
Skanska USA - Chactawhatchee 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%    
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   44%      
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

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December 15, 2017 - 4:52pm

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