Florida businesses dealing with over 600 tons per year of any recovered material (paper, glass, plastic, metals/aluminum,
textiles, and/or non-tire rubber) are required by law to apply for annual certification and report their recovered materials. This
requirement is stated in
Florida Statute 403.7046 and detailed in
Florida Administrative Code Rule
Main objectives of this program are to record the amount of Florida's waste stream that is reused or recycled and properly
credit each county for its recovered materials. To do this with accuracy, it is important for Recyclers to report all recovered materials
in tons by county of origin.
If you are transferring materials to any existing Certified Dealers, you may be exempt from this
requirement. To determine exemptions, review the listing of all current Certified Recovered Materials Dealers
to see if any handle your materials.
Annual Certification Process
- Application are now available on
- Annual fee of $50.00
- Annual Certification and fee due to DEP by April 1st
- Application Form
– Use this form to get an idea of what information is required.
- Certificates are available for download on
Upon approval of application and verification of payment received, certificates can be accesses from Re-TRAC.
for downloading certificates.
Annual Reporting Process
- Recovered Materials Reports are due by February 1st. (For example 2016 data is due February 1, 2017)
- Reports are submitted via
a web-based reporting system preferred by DEP as the designated reporting format.
- Reporting Form
- Use this form to get an idea of what information is required.
- Reporting Instructions
- Florida Recovered Materials Dealer User Guide
- Instructions for registering and reporting in Re-TRAC.
For more information about the Recovered Materials certification and reporting requirements contact us:
Suzanne Boroff or