Broward County Recycling Program and America Recycles Day
At your desk, the following items can all be placed in the same container:
- Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, soft-covered books, file folders, soda cartons and crushed boxes from items such as cereal, tissues, rice and pasta
- Plastic containers (narrow-necks only) such as bottles, milk, water, detergent and shampoo containers
- Glass food and beverage containers, milk/juice cartons and drink boxes
- Aluminum, steel or tin food and beverage containers
- Cardboard (flattened to no larger than 36-by-36 inches) from non-food items such as shipping boxes
County facilities generate the following waste and recycled content:
The Broward County Government Recycling Program has collected hundreds of tons of recyclables in fiscal year 2012. From October 2011 to June 2012, approximately 371 tons were recycled at County facilities, generating an average of approximately 500 tons of recyclable materials.
The downtown courthouse, Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex and Markham Park produce the most recyclables based on their total cubic yard capacity and recycling collection frequency. In parks, approximately 41 tons were recycled. The top producing parks are:
- Quiet Waters
- Topekeegee Yugnee (T.Y.)
- Tree Tops Park.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. Please remember to recycle all paper, plastic bottles, cans, cardboard, mail and paper food packaging (such as frozen food boxes). For more information, visit broward.org/WasteAndRecycling.