Recycling Cart

Waste Management's innovative sorting technology allows residents to put all their recyclables - plastic, metal, paper and more- into a single bin. This approach allows us to recover up to three times as many recyclable material as in the past. This new program will help Palm Bay comply with the new state 75% recycling goal, to be achieved by the year 2020. The city and county can be subject to penalties and residents may be subject to a "pay as you throw" system if this goal is not met.

The cart with the yellow lid is to be used for recycling only. The following items can be placed in your recycling cart:

Aluminum, Tin and Steel Cans:
Lightly rinse beverage and food cans. Empty aerosol cans are accepted. Clean aluminum foil and disposable aluminum pans can also be placed in your recycling cart.

Lightly rinse glass jars and bottles and throw lids away. Do NOT include window glass, ceramic cups, or dishes, light bulbs, mirrors or broken glass.

Paper Products:
Please keep these items dry and remove plastic bags, which can cause the automated sorting system to fail.

  • Newspapers / Magazines
  • Phone Books
  • Catalogs
  • Paper Bags
  • Envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Paper / Junk Mail
  • Paperboard Boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes (broken down). If you have a large quantity of cardboard boxes, break them down and put them next to the recycling cart on collection day.
  • Milk / Juice Boxes

Recycle bottle with necks. Rinse the bottles and throw away the caps or spray pumps. Do NOT include bottles that contained automotive products, pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers or any other household hazarous waste.

  • Water / Beverage Bottles
  • Laundry Detergent / Bleach Bottles
  • Shampoo Bottles


(Info taken from the Palm Bay City's web site)

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