Recycling Information

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The average person generates over three (3) pounds of recyclable waste per day. But only about one (1) pound of it actually gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills. Please do your part to help conserve our precious natural resources by reducing the amount of waste that goes into your trash.

Need Recycling Bins?

Free recycling bins for Martin County residents can be picked up at the Utilities office located at 2378 SE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart. Customer Service is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recycling Collection

Martin County Utilities and Solid Waste has a contract with Waste Management (WM) for residential trash and recycling collection. To determine the collection schedule for your neighborhood, please select the "Collection Schedule Map" button.

Single Stream Recycling

Martin County uses a process called “single stream recycling.” This means there is no need to sort recyclable materials – you can combine all of your recyclables into your recycling bin(s). The drawback of this convenience, however, is that it also makes it easier to place the wrong items into the recycling bins.

While residents may have good intentions when it comes to recycling, if the wrong items are put into recycling bins it can compromise the system and put industry workers health and safety at risk. Martin County encourages residents to help eliminate contamination in single stream recycling and develop positive recycling habits.

Acceptable Items:

  • Aluminum Cans/Foil
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Flattened Corrugated Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles/Jars
  • Magazines, Catalogs, Newspapers
  • Plastics and Bottles 
  • Paperboard products:
    • Milk cartons 
    • Cereal boxes
    • Tissue boxes
  • Steel (Tin) Cans/Containers

Non-Acceptable Items:

  • No Clothing
  • No Electronics
  • No Food-Contaminated Containers
  • No Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • No Household Hazardous Waste: 
    • Paint
    • Aerosol cans 
    • Batteries
    • Cleaners, etc.
  • No Napkins/Paper Towels
  • No Plastic Toys/Plastic Bags
  • No Propane Tanks
  • No Tires 
  • No Styrofoam

Contact Utilities and Solid Waste

Click on the "Recycle Right! Flyer" button to learn more about recycling. If you have further questions, please select the "Questions? Contact Us" button to submit an inquiry, or call Customer Service at (772) 221-1434.