LET’S RECYCLE RIGHT, ALACHUA COUNTY!

Use these tips to help raise our recycling
rate and promote proper sorting.

RECYCLING ISN’T HARD.
WE MAKE IT EASY.

Something so beneficial shouldn’t be difficult. Confused about what you can recycle? Wondering how recycling helps stimulate our economy? We’ve got you covered with helpful info on why and how to recycle right.

RECYCLING BENEFITS US ALL

Recycling conserves energy and natural resources. It prevents pollution and creates jobs. So when we recycle more, we all benefit. In 2018, Alachua County’s overall recycling percentage was 68%, the third-highest in Florida! That’s really great work, but the higher it is, the better off we are!

ENERGY SAVINGS

Recycling aluminum cans requires only 5% of the energy needed to produce the same amount of aluminum from scratch.

ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS

Every ton of paper recycled saves 7,000 gallons of water and prevents 17 trees from having to be cut down.

NEW CLOTHING

Recycled plastic bottles and jars can be made into durable clothing.

ENERGY SAVINGS

Recycling steel requires 75% less energy than manufacturing new steel.

SAVES YOU MONEY

Thanks to our Pay-As-You-Throw program, the less garbage you produce, the less you pay.

PROVIDING JOBS

Recycling allowed Alachua County’s Southwest Landfill to stay open four extra years, saving taxpayers money and providing jobs.

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING

What can and can’t be recycled? What if you don’t live in an area with curbside pickup service? Find the answers to these questions and more so you can make the biggest difference at home.

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COMMERCIAL RECYCLING

Businesses generate approximately two-thirds of all garbage in Alachua County. That means your company can have a huge positive impact on our community by recycling right.

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ASK A QUESTION OR SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!

Have more recycling questions? Fill out the form below, and we’ll do our best to get back to you within 48 hours. You can also sign up for email updates to stay in the know.

For recycling bin requests, please call Alachua County’s Office of Waste Collection (352-338-3233).

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