The City of Rockledge established its City-Wide Recycling Program in 1991.
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Residents who relocate must leave the recycle cart at the residence.
• Recycle Pick-up
• MATERIALS ACCEPTED: PLASTIC: Symbol #1—PET plastic containers with screw tops only, without caps. Symbol #2—HDPE natural and pigmented plastic containers with narrow necks only, without caps (milk, water, detergent and shampoo bottles, etc.). Symbols #3, #4, #5, #6 and #7 plastics with narrow and screw top containers as well as empty prescription bottles.
• PAPER: Old corrugated cardboard, regular cardboard, cereal boxes (all broken down), newsprint, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, printer paper, copier paper, mail, gable top containers (milk and juice cartons), aseptic (no refrigeration needed) juice boxes and all other office paper without wax liners, as well as paper bags.
• ALUMINIUM: Food and beverage containers, ferrous (iron) cans.
• GLASS: Food and beverage containers (brown, clear and green).
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED: Microwave trays, mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, porcelain, un-numbered plastics, plastic bags, coat hangers, glass cookware/bakeware, household items such as cooking pots, etc. Please remember to rinse all of your bottles and containers free of residue!
Residential Homes - Each residential household is provided with a blue recycling container that is picked up once a week. Place your bin curbside no later than 7am on your regular pickup day and remove it from curbside no later than 7pm. If you have more recyclables than what your container will hold, you can place your green bin with your City of Rockledge blue recycle container. The City of Rockledge container must be present so we don’t miss your pickup.
If the recycle handlers find items in your recycle bin that may cause injury or is not recyclable, it will be left in the recycle container for your proper disposal, ex: hypodermic needles, hazardous waste, and any other dangerous items. If items are left behind in your recycle container, the recycle handler will leave a green tag in the container specifying why your container was not emptied. It is the owner’s responsibilities to keep the recycle container clean at all times and free from garbage and insects.
Multi-Family Households (apartments, condominiums, etc.) - Each property is provided with multi-family containers located adjacent to the garbage dumpster. Each multi-family household receives one recycling pickup per week. Each container is individually labeled for your convenience. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the containers clean at all times and free from garbage and insects.
Commercial Businesses – The City of Rockledge welcomes any Commercial Business that is interested in recycling for a nominal fee. Each property will be provided with a container(s) and will receive a once a week pickup. Please call the number below to join in helping Rockledge better our environment.
If you have any questions regarding the City of Rockledge recycling program, contact Public Works at 690-3961.
RECYCLING TIPS – Please rinse all bottles, cans and jars. Throw away all lids and pumps, crush plastic jugs and aluminum cans to make more room in your container.
What do you do with your old recycle bin???
Well, that’s easy. RECYCLE IT BY RE-USING IT!! You can use the old bin for many things: A laundry basket, a toolbox, toy container, storage container, etc. One idea for those who use their recycle bin inside their house... KEEP USING IT! You can fill up your small bin inside your house.
When your small bin is full, then transfer your items to your new large recycle container! You can also use your old bin as a supplemental recycle container as long as your new recycle container is out at the curb and full of recyclables! If you have any great ideas about different ways everyone can use their old recycle bin, please let Holly know in the Public Works Dept./Sanitation Division by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will be happy to pass along information to the other wonderful residents of the great City of Rockledge!
RESIDENTIAL ELECTRONIC RECYCLING
Call the Public Works Department to at 690-3961 to schedule a WEDNESDAY curbside pickup of Household Electronics, including:
(Commercial Customers will need to call one of the Electronic Recycling Centers nearest them on how to recycle, and can view those centers on the following website: http://www.brevardcounty.us/swr/recydir.cfm)