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Recycling

Recycling for Traditional Recyclable Materials (plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum)
Recycling drop off sites are available for residents that do not have curbside recycling. Recycling can be dropped off for a minimum $5 fee at the following locations:


Curbside recycling is available for residents in service areas for Waste Pro, Waste Management and ECUA, for no additional quarterly fee. Santa Rosa County utilizes a single-stream recycling provider, so acceptable recyclable items do not need to be separated including:
  • Glass; any color 
  • Newspaper & Inserts 
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Junk Mail & Envelopes 
  • Cardboard 
  • Phone Books
  • Office and School Papers (colored paper) 
  • Brown Paper Bags (grocery)
  • Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.) 
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Plastic Produce Clamshells 
  • Plastics No. 1 through 7
  • Plastic Milk Jugs; 2-Liters; bottles and containers 
  • Aluminum Cans & Lids 
  • Pet Food Cans and Dry Pet Food Bags 
  • Aluminum Foil Baking Pans
  • Balls of Tin Foil; Foil Pie Tins 
  • Tin and Steel Cans & Lids
  • Metal Pots, Pans & Cookie Sheets 
  • Egg Cartons, cardboard only at this time
Do not recycle:
  • No Plastic Bags - Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they collect   plastic bags for recycling.
  • No Empty Plastic Bags 
  • No Ice Cream Cartons
  • No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons 
  • No Aerosol Cans 
  • No Juice Boxes / Bags 
  • No Garbage or Yard Waste 
  • No Garden Hoses 
  • No Window Blinds
  • No Tarps 
  • No Bedding or linens
  • No Carpeting or Rugs 
  • No Construction Materials 
  • Oil, gas, paint, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and other household hazardous wastes are not recyclable but 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. 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. 

Recycling of Non-Traditional Materials
Central Landfill accepts small quantities of household hazardous waste for a free drop off, during regular operating hours (7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Saturday). Small business may be able to be accommodated, with prior approval, depending on the waste type and quantity. Some items are properly disposed off-site, while others are recycled into reusable products. For more information, call 850-981-7135.
  • Sharps in proper containers - replacement containers are available for free
  • Small electronics
  • Gas, oil, antifreeze
  • Paint, fertilizers, pesticides
  • Fluorescent light bulbs and ballast
  • All sizes of rechargeable batteries (ex. drill, automotive, etc.)
  • Other types of left over toxic types of waste
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.

Grocery Bags:
  • Publix (Pace): Recycles foam egg crates, plastic and paper bags
  • Target (Pace): 995-7820 rechargeable batteries equal or smaller than a drill battery and plastic bags
  • Lowes (Pace): Accepts small florescent bulbs, various sizes of rechargeable batteries, and plastic bags
  • Wal-Mart (Pace): Recycles grocery bags and ink cartridges
Foam Crates:
  • Publix (Pace): Recycles foam egg crates, plastic and paper bags
Oil:
  • Auto Zone (Milton) accepts up to 20 quarts of oil free
  • Discount Auto Parts (Milton) accept up five car batteries, five gallons of oil per day, some other locations also accept anti-freeze but not Milton.
Florescent Bulbs:
  • Home Depot: Accepts small florescent bulbs and drill batteries
  • Lowes (Pace): Accepts small florescent bulbs, various sizes of rechargeable batteries, and plastic bags
  • Batteries Plus Bulbs (Pace): accepts all types of rechargeable batteries free, battery back-up batteries are free for the battery but $5 for the entire unit,  charges for florescent bulbs depending on the size and type (.35 - $3 per bulb charges)
Batteries:
  • Target (Pace): 995-7820 rechargeable batteries equal or smaller than a drill battery and plastic bags
  • Home Depot: Accepts small florescent bulbs and drill batteries
  • Lowes (Pace): Accepts small florescent bulbs, various sizes of rechargeable batteries, and plastic bags
  • Discount Auto Parts (Milton) accept up five car batteries, five gallons of oil per day, some other locations also accept anti-freeze but not Milton
  • Batteries Plus Bulbs (Pace): accepts all types of rechargeable batteries free, battery back-up batteries are free for the battery but $5 for the entire unit,  charges for florescent bulbs depending on the size and type (.35 - $3 per bulb charges)
  • Florida Homeowners Guide to Battery Recycling and Disposal
  • Cell phone batteries - www.epa.gov
Ink Cartridges:
  • Wal-Mart (Pace): Recycles grocery bags and ink cartridges
Pet Supplies & Blankets:
  • The Gulf Breeze Zoo: Blankets
  • SRC Animal Shelter: new and used: blankets, sheets, towels, pet food, treats, snacks, pet beds, newspapers, shredded paper, pet toys, and any type of pet accessories (leashes, collars, etc)
Metal and Reusable Items:
  • Interfaith Ministries (Gulf Breeze): scrap metal & reusable items for resale
Other Options:
  • Milton Iron & Metal purchases metal from the public.
  • Wise Recycling (Pensacola) also buys various metal.
  • Waterfront Rescue Mission (Pensacola): accepts donated items and metal to sell to support their programs.
  • Sheriff's Office: accepts expired medicine.
  • Central Landfill/HHW - accepts small quantities free from residents of chemicals (gas, oil, paint, pesticides etc.), rechargeable batteries, florescent bulbs, small metal appliances (toasters, microwaves etc.), ink cartridges and needles in sharps approved containers.
  • Computers - Can be disassembled and reused in various computer stores.
  • Fishing Line - See the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission