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Recycling Information

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Page Updated: 
April 21, 2021 at 11:18 AM

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.

Recycling Bins

Free recycling bins for Martin County residents can be picked up at the Utilities and Solid Waste administration offices located at:

3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recycling Collection

Martin County has a contract with Waste Management for residential trash and recycling collection. To determine the collection day(s) for your neighborhood, view the Collection Schedule Map.

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.

Recyclable materials

These items can be placed in your recycle bin:

  • Aluminum
    • Cans (empty & rinse)
    • Foil 
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Flattened Corrugated Cardboard
  • Glass Bottles, Jars (empty & rinse)
  • Magazines, Catalogs, Newspapers
  • Plastics and Bottles coded 1-7 (empty & rinse)
  • Paperboard products:
    • Beverage containers
    • Cereal boxes
    • Milk cartons 
    • Tissue boxes
  • Steel/Tin Cans, Containers (empty & rinse)

Non-recyclable materials

These items cannot be placed in your recycle bin:

  • No Ceramics
  • No Clothing
  • No Food-Contaminated Containers (i.e. pizza boxes)
    • Grease and food particles contaminate recyclables
  • No Household Hazardous Waste: 
    • Aerosol cans 
    • Batteries
    • Cleaners
    • Electronics
    • Fluorescent light bulbs
    • Paint cans, etc.
  • No Napkins, Paper Towels
  • No Plastic Bags, Plastic Hangers, Plastic Toys
  • No Propane Tanks
  • No Rubber Tires, Rubber items
  • No Styrofoam

All household hazardous waste must be brought to the Hazardous Waste Disposal Center for free disposal.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Center
9155 Busch Street
Palm City, Florida, 34990

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Sunday: Closed 

*Closed on legal holidays

Contact Utilities and Solid Waste

If you have further questions, please select the "Contact Us" button, or call Customer Service at (772) 221-1434.

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