Transforming everyday garbage into useful items for tomorrow is one tried-and-true method of conserving our environment.

Toward that effort, your ECUA encourages you to participate in the recycling process. Your daily efforts contribute in so many ways:

  • Energy: It takes less energy to produce items from recycled materials than from raw materials.
  • Economic Development: Recycling helps to create new, well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries, locally and nationally.
  • Landfills: Fewer landfills will be needed in the future and recycling extends the life of existing landfills.

The ECUA Recycling Program is completely voluntary and to date, 65% of our residential sanitation customers have chosen to participate! To join in, simply contact ECUA Customer Service at (850) 476-0480.



To get started, print and fill out the Recycling Enrollment form and return to ECUA. We'll take it from there.

Frequently Asked Questions


Curbside Recycling:

Put these items in your gray recycling container for easy weekly pick up by your ECUA Sanitation crew.


clear or colored


newspapers & inserts, magazines & catalogs, junk mail & envelopes, phonebooks, brown paper bags, office & school papers


cereal, cracker and pizza boxes, non-waxy egg cartons


milk jugs, plastic numbers 1-7, plastic bottles, produce clamshells


pots, pans, cans, cookie sheets


cans, pie pans, baking sheets


Recycling No-Nos

Please do not include these with your recyclables:

  • No EMPTY Plastic Bags - Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they collect plastic bags for recycling
  • No Ice Cream Cartons
  • No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons
  • No Aerosol Cans
  • No Juice Boxes / Bags
  • No Residential Medical Waste
  • No Bubble Wrap
  • No Dry Pet Food Bags
  • No Pet Food Cans if they have the plastic liner in them
  • No Foil
  • No Foil Baking Pans
  • No Garbage or Yard Waste
  • No Garden Hoses
  • No Window Blinds
  • No Tarps
  • No Bedding or linens
  • No Carpeting or Rugs
  • No Construction Materials