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

clear or colored

Paper

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

Cardboard

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

Plastic

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

Metal

pots, pans, cans, cookie sheets

Aluminum

foil, cans, pie pans, baking sheets, pet food cans

Miscellaneous

bubble wrap, dry pet food bags and cans

 

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 Garbage or Yard Waste
  • No Garden Hoses
  • No Window Blinds
  • No Tarps
  • No Bedding or linens
  • No Carpeting or Rugs
  • No Construction Materials