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3880 Centeral Landfill Dr
Milton, FL 32583
Recycle Department
(850) 623-9349
(850) 623-9384
  • Recycling Information Center
  • Accepted Recycle Materials
  • Other Recyclable Items & Links

Recycle Information


Santa Rosa County has partnered with ECUA to resume single stream recycling in Santa Rosa. There are two recycling drop off sites available for residents that do not have curbside recycling. Recycling can be dropped off at no charge:

  • Central Landfill located at 6337 Da Lisa Road in Milton (Map)
  • Jay Transfer Station located at 3786 Transfer Station Road in Jay (Map)

Residents who do not currently have curbside recycling are encouraged to contact their service provider to inquire if curbside recycling is an available service option. 

North End Residential Solid Waste Franchise

The county is currently exploring expanding the solid waste service provider franchise to areas north of the Yellow River. A franchise agreement would mean that only one hauler would be able to provide residential curbside service in a specified area, it would not impact business or commercial accounts.  If approved, service could begin as soon as January 1, 2015 and is expected to include residential curbside recycling, yard waste and bulky waste pickup in addition to household solid waste services.

In 2010, the commission franchised residential curbside collection in generally the 32563 and 32566 zip codes with two service providers. The franchise agreement gave residents twice a week garbage pickup, once a week recycling pickup in a wheeled cart, yard waste pick up every other week and bulky waste pickup on demand all for only $51.45 per quarter with Waste Pro and $53.40 per quarter with Waste Management.


Accepted Recyclable Materials

Santa Rosa County utilizes a single stream recycling provider, so items do not need to be separated, but can be collected.
  • Glass, any color
  • Newspapers & Inserts
  • Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books
  • Junk Mail & Envelopes
  • Cardboard
  • Office and School Papers (all colors)
  • Brown Paper Bags (grocery)
  • Boxboard (cereal, cracker boxes)
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Juice Boxes/Bags
  • Plastic Product Clamshells
  • Plastics No. 1 through 7
  • Plastic Milk Jugs, 2-Liters, bottles and containers
  • Plastic & Metal Hangers
  • Plastic Cups, Plates, Utensils
  • Aluminum Cans & Lids
  • Pet Food Cans, Dry Pet Food Bags
  • Aluminum Foil Baking Pans
  • Balls of Tin Foil, Foil Pie Tins
  • Metal Pots, Pans & Cookie Sheets
  • Tin and Steel Cans & Lids
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Egg Cartons, cardboard only

Non-recyclable Materials:

  • No Empty Plastic Bags
  • No Ice Cream Cartons
  • No Waxy / Paper Milk Cartons
  • No Aerosol Cans
  • No Garbage or Yard Waste
  • Oil, gas, paint, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and other household hazardous waste is not recyclable and can be disposed of at no charge at the Household Hazardous Waste Center located at the entrance of the Central Landfill, 6337 Da Lisa Road in Milton, Monday- Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thank you, for disposing of the proper items in the recycle bins. Recycle areas are not disposal areas for furniture or household garbage that is not recyclable material. Please do not dispose of carpet, furniture, toilets, sinks, vinyl flooring, or wicker furniture in the recycle bins. Not only can people be fined for illegal dumping, it can cause the site to be closed or relocated, which can be a great inconvenience to those that are using the site as intended.

Other Recycle Information

The following items can be recycled at various locations around the county. Acceptable materials vary by store locations, so the following is meant as a guide for the closest locations.
  • Oil - Accepted free of charge at many automotive stores.
  • Batteries - Florida Homeowners Guide to Battery Recycling and Disposal
  • Cell Phones -
  • Computers - Can be disassembled and reused in various computer stores.
  • Fishing Line - There are many locations. Please see under monofilament recovery.
  • Print Cartridges - Accepted at many office supply stores.
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) bulbs - accepted at Home Depot Stores.
  • Additional Local Recycling Information

Other Recycle Links

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