August 01, 2014
Recycling is easy in Tallahassee. No sorting is needed, so nearly all metal, glass and plastic containers as well as paper items can be placed together in your recycling container.
Some of the items that can be recycled include cardboard, magazines, metal cans, yogurt cups, shampoo bottles, milk jugs and peanut butter jars. Caps and lids should be removed but they can be added to the mix too.
Simply gather your recyclables throughout the week and put them out in your recycling container to be picked up on your designated solid waste service day. Just be sure not to include any plastic bags and take them instead to a local collection site, such as Publix. Also remove items associated with wet or greasy food, such as pizza boxes or drink cartons.
As for household hazardous waste, those items should be taken to the 7550 Apalachee Parkway or to Leon County collection events, typically held monthly at 2280 Miccosukee Road. Household items that should not go in the garbage or down the drain include paints, stains, insecticides, aerosols, nail polish and remover, oven cleaners, floor care products, furniture polish, gasoline, antifreeze, solvents and pool chemicals.
By recycling, you’ll be helping our community conserve more natural resources and decrease the amount of debris that ends up in the landfill. Rather than left to impact the environment, the recycled materials are sold to local processors and remanufacturing companies that make new products from the material.
Your Own Utilities is dedicated to sustainable practices that protect our environment and preserve critical resources. For more information on the City’s Solid Waste Services, call 891.4YOU (4968). For information on hazardous waste and electronics, call 606.1803.