Recycling

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.

 

Links

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.

Glass

any color

Paper

newspapers & inserts

Cardboard

cardboard, boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.)

Plastic

plastic bottles, plastics No. 1 & 2, plastic milk jugs: 2-Liters

Metal

tin and steel cans, lids, pots, pans, cookie sheets, pet food cans (no plastic liner)

Aluminum

cans, lids, pots, pans, cookie sheets, pet food cans (no plastic liner)

 

Recycling No-Nos

Please do not include these with your recyclables:

  • No Plastic bags - Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they collect plastic bags for recycling.
  • No Polystyrene products (Styrofoam®)
  • No Pet food cans or bags
  • No Ice cream cartons
  • No Waxy/paper milk cartons
  • No Aerosol cans
  • No Juice boxes or 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
  • No Tin foil or foil baking pans
  • No Plastic chairs
  • No Residential Medical Waste
  • No Bubble Wrap
  • No Food Waste
  • No Propane Tanks
  • No Plastic or metal hangers