Section 403.7032(3), Florida Statutes: "Each state agency, public institution of higher learning, community college,
and state university, including all buildings that are occupied by municipal, county, or state employees and entities occupying buildings
managed by the Department of Management Services, must at a minimum, annually report all recycled materials to the county using the
department’s (DEP's) designated reporting format."
This statute requires reporting, whether or not you are recycling. Even if a public sector entity is not recycling that entity must
report a zero percent recycling rate.
The information to include in the report is limited to municipal solid waste. Per section 403.706(5) F.S., Municipal Solid Waste includes
only: Construction & Demolition Debris, Yard Waste, Metals, White Goods, Tires, Food Wastes, Textiles, Glass, Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans,
Plastic Bottles, Other Plastics, Newspapers, Corrugated Paper, Office Paper, and Other Paper. Municipal Solid Waste does not include agricultural
waste, industrial waste, mining waste or sludge.
DEP has designated a web-based reporting system called
as the preferred method for reporting. A
Public Sector Recycling Reporting User Guide
has been developed to assist with the Public Sector Reporting process. The user guide includes both instructions on how to use Re-TRAC as
well as methods to use when determining calendar year disposal and recycling data.
Who needs to report? Any and all:
What is required?
- State agencies
- Public institution of higher learning
- Community college
- State university
- Any and all buildings that are occupied by municipal, county or state employees
- Any and all entities, public or private, that occupy a building managed by the Department of Management Services
It is required that the above listed entities report, to the county in which they are located, all recycled materials. This reporting
must be done using the designated reporting format, which can be found on
Public Sector Recycling Reports.
Where do we send the report?
Reports are submitted online via
the Departments designated reporting format. The Department will ensure the information is sent directly to the counties.
When do we need to start reporting?
The program was officially launched January 2014. Data for calendar year 2013 is the first reporting year.
Why are we required to report?
Because the Legislature enacted a statute requiring reporting.
How do I report?
Contact your service provider to see if they have the information available. If they do not have the information, use one of these
to determine your tonnage.