A guide to recycling in Jacksonville

Program overview
When to recycle
Recycling centers
Recycling containers
Paper and cardboard
Household hazardous waste and electronics
Yard waste

Program overview

The City of Jacksonville contracts with three private haulers to provide single-stream curbside recycling and yard waste collection for single-family homes. Commercial waste haulers provide recycling collection for multi-family residences.

Who collects recycling?

Curbside residential recycling is collected by Advanced Disposal, Waste Pro, Republic Services/Southland Waste Systems or the City of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division. Find your hauler here.

When to recycle

Except for households served by Republic Services/Southland Waste Systems, curbside recycling is collected weekly. Republic Services collects every other week.

Bins should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on your scheduled day, which can be found here.

Drop-off recycling centers

Various local businesses accept different types of recyclables, ranging from plastic bottles to appliances. Find a few here.

Recycling containers

Except for households served by Republic Services/Southland Waste Systems, blue 18-gallon recycling bins are provided by the City of Jacksonville. Residents can also place recyclables in paper bags or other comparably sized plastic bins (approximately 15″ wide by 22″ long and 15″ deep).

Customers of Republic Services are provided with a 95-gallon blue cart with a yellow lid.

Paper and cardboard

Materials accepted in curbside collection:

  • Newspapers, magazines and catalogs
  • Paperback and telephone books
  • Paperboard food and beverage containers
  • Paper towel cores (on rainy days, please hold until next collection day)
  • Shredded paper (bagged)
  • Paper bags
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut to 2-by-3-feet or smaller)

Not accepted:

  • Plastic-coated paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Hardcover books

Materials accepted in curbside collection:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Aluminum baking tins
  • Steel food containers

Materials accepted in curbside collection:

  • All bottles and jars (labels do not need to be removed)

Not accepted:

  • Window glass
  • Light bulbs

Materials accepted in curbside collection: Plastics numbered 1 through 7, including—

  • Food and beverage containers
  • Detergent and cleaning product bottles
  • Styrofoam (break up large pieces)
  • Plastic bags
Household hazardous waste and electronics

Residents of Duval County can take household hazardous waste and electronics to the city’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility, or recycle these items at HHW collection events. The location and hours of the facility and dates for events are available here.

HHW materials accepted:

  • Paint
  • Paint thinners and paint strippers
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Thermometers and thermostats
  • Drain cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Aerosol cans
  • Pesticides
  • Antifreeze
  • Fertilizer
  • Acids
  • Gun powder
  • Ammunition and fireworks
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, including CFL light bulbs
  • 20-pound propane cylinders

Household electronics accepted:

  • Televisions*
  • Computer monitors*, terminals, CPUs, keyboards and printers
  • Scanners
  • Stereo equipment and radios
  • VCR, DVD and camcorder equipment
  • Desk and mobile phones
  • Pagers
  • Power tools
  • Small kitchen appliances (microwaves, toaster ovens)
  • Health and beauty appliances

*Limit of 3 cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and televisions per customer.

Not accepted:

  • Motor oil (many local retailers accept used motor oil for recycling from residents at no charge)

Household appliances can be recycled curbside by calling 904-630-CITY to schedule a collection. Make sure to empty appliances and remove or secure doors.

Accepted at curbside collection:

  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Washers and dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Window air conditioners
  • Trash compactors
  • Furnaces
  • Garbage disposals
  • Stoves and ranges
  • Microwaves
  • Water heaters
  • Televisions 42 inches and larger
  • Empty 20-lb. propane tanks (with or without valve

Up to four passenger vehicle tires can be recycled curbside by calling 904-630-CITY to schedule a collection.

Tires recycled through the City of Jacksonville’s curbside program are used in:

  • Asphalt for resurfacing local highways
  • Subsoil for football, soccer and baseball fields
  • Surfacing for playground equipment
  • Molded products such as tiles
Yard waste

Residential customers can recycle up to 5 cubic yards (30 bags or the volume of a standard pickup truck load) every week.

Materials accepted at curbside collection:

  • Grass clippings and leaves (must be in 20- to 32-gallon cans or in sealed plastic bags, weighing no more than 40 lbs. each)
  • Shrub trimmings
  • Palm fronds
  • Tree limbs (5 feet or shorter and 6 inches or less in diameter, stacked in piles parallel to the curb)

Not accepted:

  • Fencing
  • Treated landscape timber
  • Garden hoses or planters
  • Rocks

Yard waste may also be accepted by First Coast Mulch. Find contact information here.

Source URLs

City of Jacksonville