Fernandina Recycling Program a Success
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Fernandina Beach, FL – The City’s expanded recycling program began on October 1, 2012 and within the first month the amount of collected recyclables has significantly increased. Prior to the new program, the City averaged 34 tons of recycled material each month. In October, a reported total of 75.55 tons more than doubled that average figure.

With a nearly 300% increase between September and October, the City’s recycling program will certainly help achieve the statewide recycling goal of 75% by 2020 (Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act of 2008). The program’s success is attributed to the number of new materials that can be collected through curbside recycling. Advanced Disposal’s Make Your Mother Proud enhanced recycling program was rolled out during the last week of September. The City’s curbside recycling is picked up once each week.

The green 65 gallon carts are serviced by a new auto load truck. When taking your recycling cart to the curb please make sure that the area surrounding the cart is clear. As a reminder, all recycled materials must be located in the green recycling cart.

The following items are accepted as part of the City’s recycling program:

PAPER

    • Newspapers
    • Craft paper
    • Shredded paper (in paper bag)
    • Paper Towel Cores
    • Magazines/ Catalogs
    • Phone Books
    • Junk Mail/ Inserts
    • Office and Copy Paper
    • Brown Paper Bags
    • Corrugated cardboard (2’ by 2′ or smaller & flat)

ASEPTIC PACKAGING

    • Dry Food Packages
    • Boxed soups
    • Soda cartons
    • File Boxes

PLASTIC

    • #1-#7 plastics
    • Detergent & cleaning containers
    • Milk jugs and colored jugs
    • Soda bottles (remove lids)
    • Water bottles (remove lids)

CANS

    • Aluminum beverage cans
    • Steel food containers
    • Aluminum baking tins
    • Aluminum food cans
    • Clean metallic lids

GLASS

    • Clear glass
    • Green Glass
    • Brown Glass

In addition to weekly recycling, the City will offer a recycling and hazardous waste event next year on Saturday, April 20th, 2013. Recycled materials may also be brought to the City’s recycling center located off of the South 6th Street extension and Lime Street behind the utility billing office. To dispose of used or unwanted prescription drugs, residents and visitors can bring them to the Fernandina Beach Police Department’s main lobby located at 1825 Lime Street daily between 8AM and 5PM. The drug-take back initiative is a free anonymous service. For more information about recycling in the City of Fernandina Beach please visit www.fbfl.us/recycle.

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