Your recycling day is the same as your garbage collection day. Recyclable items must be placed at the curb by 7 A.M. and removed from the curb by 9 P.M. on your collection day. Place the recycle bins at least four (4) feet from the garbage cart to prevent interference & spillage.
Gable top and aseptic cartons can be recycled in your blue bin and clean pizza boxes can be added to your orange bin effective January 1, 2013.
Paperback books were added to the orange bin effective Jan. 23, 2012. Always try to donate the books first before recycling them at curbside.
To get a Blue and/or Orange recycling bin call Customer Service (352) 334-2330 or to order on-line click on link below:
What to Recycle
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Jars & Tubs (#'s 1-7)
- Steel/Tin Cans (empty aerosol included)
- Aluminum Cans
- Gable top and Aseptic Cartons
- Telephone Books/Manuals/Paperback books
- Paper Bags/Wrapping,Packing & Shredded paper
- Corrugated Cardboard & Pasteboard (including clean pizza boxes)
- Office Paper & Junk Mail
How to Recycle
Plastic bottles, jugs, jars and tubs with the #’s 1 - 7 will be collected except containers that held hazardous materials such as pesticides, petroleum products and pool chemicals. Empty household bleach bottles are acceptable. Rinse containers and throw away the caps. Caps are small and hard enough to play havoc on the equipment causing expensive repairs. The pliable tub lids can be recycled. Plastic bags, food trays or polystyrene (commonly referred to as "Styrofoam," a trade-marked material) products are NOT accepted at curbside. Source reduction is the preferred method of recycling, for example, use reusable shopping bags in place of plastic bags, do not purchase anything with food trays and use washable or biodegradable containers instead of purchasing Styrofoam containers.
Aluminum, Tin/Steel Cans
Rinse all containers and place lids inside cans for safety. Aerosol cans must be empty. Labels are OK.
Glass Bottles and Jars
Rinse & remove lids. Metal lids can be recycled but the hard plastic caps cannot. Labels are OK. No drinking glasses, dishes or other ceramics. No broken glass.
Gabletop & Aseptic Cartons will be added to the blue bin starting January 1, 2013. Gable top cartons are juice and milk cartons with the top that looks like a gable. Aseptic cartons hold juice or other liquids that look like a box.
Newspaper, Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books, Manuals, Paperback Books, Paper Bags, Office Paper, Junk Mail, Wrapping, Packing and Shredded Paper
These paper products should be placed in the orange bin with the blue bin placed on top for protection from rain or wind. Shredded paper must be placed in a paper bag to prevent litter. No plastic bags or foil wrapping paper. To practice Source Reduction try this Opt-Out website for telephone books: www.yellowpagesoptout.com
Corrugated Cardboard and Pasteboard
Flatten boxes and place them in or under your orange recycling container. Place blue bin on top of orange bin to help keep paper dry on rainy days. If boxes are larger than 3 ft. X 3 ft. cut them down to size. Clean Pizza boxes are OK.
No food contaminated boxes (i.e. pizza, cake and donut boxes), as the food residue will contaminate the clean cardboard and pasteboard.
Also visit these websites:
Find out "What Happens to Your Recycle Material" after it leaves the curb.
If the item you wish to recycle is not accepted at curbside then check out the A-Z Recycling Source for alternative ways to locally recycle all types of materials.
Last Update: 12/20/12