Plastic bags in the portable stations impair the recycling process. The reason is, when residents place cans, plastics or newspaper in plastic bags and deposit them in the recycling containers the recyclables are trapped in the bags. When the bagged recyclables enter the processing line, it takes a significant amount of time to manually tear the bag open and empty it out, slowing the processing time and increasing the cost to recycle.
Plastic bags are considered “contamination,” that is, an item that mixes with recyclables, reducing the quality of recyclable materials and raising processing costs.
Of course, plastic grocery bags can be recycled PROPERLY by returning them to the store of origin.
This one improvement in the countywide recycling program will significantly increase the quality of recyclables being processed.
What to Recycle
- Flattened, Corrugated Cardboard
- All of the Newspaper
- Brown Paper Bags
- Shredded Paper
- Computer & Office Paper
- Junk Mail
- Soda & Beer Cans
- Clean Foil
- Pie Pans
- Soup, Fruit, Vegetable and Juice Cans
- Pet Food Cans
- All Rigid Containers marked #1 to #2 on the bottom
Please rinse all containers and remove the lids.
Sites for recycling trailers are provided by private landowners or businesses as a courtesy. Illegal dumping results in our being asked to remove the recycling trailers. Please help us protect these sites by only discarding recyclable items in trailers. This means no household garbage, old appliances, furniture or yard trash. Please place items inside the trailer. If you witness illegal dumping please report it to the appropriate authorities.
Benny Jerrels, Director
P.O. Box 1734
Bronson, FL 32621
12051 NE 69th Lane
Williston, FL 32696
Telephone: (352) 486-5129
Admin Office: (352) 486-3300
Fax: (352) 486-3302
Main Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon thru Sat (Year Round)