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Why Recycle in Broward County Parks?

  Man Recycling

 
  • Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Recycling reduces the need for landfill space
  • Recycling reduces energy usage
  • Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change
  • Recycling improves air and water quality

Source: http://epa.gov/recycle/recycle.html



Don’t Toss It—Recycle It!*

In the U.S, enough garbage is thrown away every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks which, if lined up end to end for an entire year, would stretch halfway to the moon.

  • Of the garbage Americans throw out, half could be recycled, which is enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom each day.
  • Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire commercial air fleet every three months, and enough wood and paper to heat five million homes for 200 years.
  • U.S. waste disposal costs exceed $100 billion annually.

 *Source: National Park Service 

What Can You Recycle in Broward County Parks?

Yes

No

Glass beverage containers
Aluminum and steel metal cans
Aseptic packaging (juice and soup boxes)
Narrow-neck plastic bottles
Gable-top containers (milk and juice cartons)
Paper (computer, copy, and fax paper; file folders,
envelopes--including window)
Chipboard (lightweight cardboard)
Newspapers, magazines, journals, catalogs, flyers, brochures, pamphlets
Cardboard, flattened

xPlastic Bags
xCups (all types)
xLids or straws
xSoiled paper plates
xFast food wrappers
xPlastic wrap
xPlastic packaging
xNapkins or paper towels
xMoist towels/towelettes
xDiapers
xAluminum foil
xWax paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycling at Events and Festivals

Event RecyclingBroward County works with the Parks and Recreation Division and event coordinators to make recycling available wherever possible.  We’ve helped to coordinate recycling, and provided recycling bins for the South Florida Renaissance Festival, Water Matters Day, Camelot Days, the Jamaican Jerk Festival, and others.  If you’re planning a large-scale event with 400 attendees or more, we can help you add recycling to your festivities.

Contact Broward County’s Government Recycling Program at 954-474-1868 or inquire at bcgovtrecycles@broward.org.

  

Where are the Recycling Bins?

Recycling bins are next to trash cans at most pavilions, shelters, pools, and other amenities in county regional parks, nature centers and neighborhood parks. See a list of parks.