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The Recycling Program is responsible for monitoring and reporting on recycling and waste reduction programs across the state, as well as providing technical assistance. It manages the Recovered Materials Dealers Certification program and the Construction and Demolition Debris Facilities Reporting program. It administers the Innovative Recycling and Waste Reduction Grants program and it assists Florida First Capital Finance Corporation in administering the Florida Recycling Loan Program.

In 2010, House Bill 7243 was passed by the Florida Legislature which applied the statewide recycling goal of 75% by 2020 to the counties of Florida. DEP is developing a web based system for reporting data from counties, and various public and private entities. The reporting formats are currently under development.

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  • 75% Recycling Goal
  • The Recycling Recognition Program
    This program was developed to encourage the commercial industry, schools, public groups and citizens to increase recycling in order to reach Florida’s recycling goal of 75 percent by 2020.
  • Solid Waste Management in Florida
    Learn about how much solid waste our state produces, the county recycling rates and reports and surveys on solid waste management in Florida.
  • Chapter 62-716, F.A.C. Rulemaking
    These proposed amendments would delete obsolete references to grants that no longer exist. It would also add policies about reporting recycling from private businesses, public sector entities and counties.
  • Construction and Demolition Recycling Resources and Reporting Requirements
    Tools and resources for the proper management, recycling and disposal of materials from C&D projects as well as permitted facility reporting requirements.
  • Recovered Materials Information
    Certification and reporting information for businesses dealing with over 600 tons per year of any recovered material (paper, glass, plastic, metals/aluminum, textiles, and/or non-tire rubber).
  • Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC)
    Assist in the development of markets for recyclable materials and provides assistance to recycling businesses at all levels of the supply chain.
  • Grants and Loans
    The Florida Recycling Loan Program was created to provide revenues for the purpose of expanding recycling capacity in Florida.
    The Florida Innovative Grants program was designed to establish innovative programs related to recycling. However, during the 2010 session, the Legislature passed HB 7243 which, in part, eliminated the Innovative Grant Program.
  • Public Sector Recycling Reporting
    State law requires that state agencies, public institutions of higher learning, community colleges, state universities, buildings that are occupied by municipal, county or state employees and public or private entities that occupy a building managed by the Florida Department of Management Services annually report all recycled materials.

Recycling in Florida

Recycling Resources

Recycling resource information including contact lists, website of relevance and interest, links to reports, publications and trade journals on solid waste management.


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Last updated: September 25, 2014

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