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Deerfield Beach Clothing Donation Bin Ordinance

An Ordinance to provide rules, regulations and standards for the placement and use of donation clothing bins in the City of Deerfield Beach. Requirements include a valid city permit and that the bin is owned and operated by a charitable organization.  More...

Davie Retail Bag Regulations Resolution

A resolution of the Town of Davie, Florida, urging the Florida Legislature to repeal section 403.7033, Florida Statutes, to allow municipalities to exercise homerule regarding the passage of retail bag regulations.  More...

Broward County Convention Center - Green Guide

The first LEED Gold (for existing buildings) convention center in the state, the center has an extensive set of policies that compliment recent energy and water saving upgrades and retrofits. This handout is given to clients, show managers, vendors and contractors to educate them on how they can make their event greener. The Green Guide has everything from recycling, composting, procurement and donation, and is a great resource for anyone wanted to green their facility, operational procedures, or next large event. More...

Florida DEP – Waste Reduction Section
Waste reduction information provided by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Also on this site: grants and technical assistance to local governments for implementation of solid waste management programs. More...

City of Hollywood – Recycling Rewards Program
The City of Hollywood was the first city in Broward County to participate in a recycling rewards program offered by RecycleBank. Launched in February 2010, the program has helped to increase recycling in the City by more than 130% and is a win-win-win for residents, local businesses and the environment. More...

Glass to Beach Sand
A Florida program that evaluated the feasibility of using pulverized recycled glass for beach renourishment in Broward County. (PDF) More... 

Recycle Education & Resources for Teachers and Kids. More...

Florida Green Schools Award
The Green Ribbon Schools program recognizes schools that save energy and water, reduce costs, feature environmentally sustainable learning spaces, protect health, foster wellness and offer environmental education to boost academic achievement and community engagement. The Green School Awards is a partnership between DEP, DOE, Sustainable Florida Program and Florida's Foundation. More...

Alachua Exchange is a website designed to exchange or find unwanted items. Run by the Alachua County Public Works Department, Office of Waste Alternatives. While their focus is on Alachua County, Florida, any company or individual with access to the Internet may Donate and find materials and items at no cost. More...

Freecycle.org
A nonprofit which organizes user groups to exchange free items locally. Their mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.
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Earth 911 Recycling Directory
This website that allows you to locate where to recycle anything by item or zip code. Earth911, a privately owned, for-profit company, helps consumers find local recycling information through a national recycling directory. More...

Sustainable UF – Zero Waste
The University of Florida has set a goal of Zero Waste by 2015.  See how the UF Office of Sustainability and Physical Plant Division are working together to assess the campus’s waste stream and implement comprehensive waste reduction and recycling programs in order to meet this goal. More...
  

Trash to Treasure (T2T) 
A local non-profit organization that has a mission to locate clean, re-usable materials (called "clean scrap") and redistribute these items as valuable educational and artistic resources.  They support activities that support the imagination, and believe that creative thinking is the foundation of all problem-solving. T2T also has a lending library, demonstration garden, and offers workshops to the community.  More... 

City of Coconut Creek Plastic Bag Resolution
The City of Coconut Creek has created a Resolution urging the Florida Legislature to either repeal Section 403.7033, Florida Statutes, to allow municipalities to regulate the use of disposable plastic bags by retail establishments, or in the alternative, take action to provide for uniform, statewide regulation of disposable plastic bags. (PDF) More…

Resource Conservation and Recovery Guide
Part of the Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this guide focuses on developing and implementing Solid Waste and Materials Management Programs, with the interrelated goals of other guides in the series: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction. The guide provides an overview of project benefits, policy mechanisms, investments, key stakeholders, and other implementation considerations. More...

NRDC Report "Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill"
This Issue Paper by the Natural Resources Defense Council examines the inefficiencies in the U.S. food system - from the farm - to the fork - to the landfill. By identifying food losses at every level of the food supply chain, this report provides the latest recommendations and examples of emerging solutions to meet retail standards. By increasing the efficiency of our food system, communities can make better use of natural resources, provide financial saving opportunities along the entire supply chain, and enhance our ability to meet food demand. More…

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