Why Recycle in Broward County Parks?
- Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
- Recycling reduces the need for landfill space
- Recycling reduces energy usage
- Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change
- Recycling improves air and water quality
Don’t Toss It—Recycle It!*
In the U.S, enough garbage is thrown away every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks which, if lined up end to end for an entire year, would stretch halfway to the moon.
- Of the garbage Americans throw out, half could be recycled, which is enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom each day.
- Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild the entire commercial air fleet every three months, and enough wood and paper to heat five million homes for 200 years.
- U.S. waste disposal costs exceed $100 billion annually.
*Source: National Park Service
What Can You Recycle in Broward County Parks?
Glass beverage containers
Aluminum and steel metal cans
Aseptic packaging (juice and soup boxes)
Narrow-neck plastic bottles
Gable-top containers (milk and juice cartons)
Paper (computer, copy, and fax paper; file folders, envelopes--including window)
Chipboard (lightweight cardboard)
Newspapers, magazines, journals, catalogs, flyers, brochures, pamphlets
Cups (all types)
Lids or straws
Soiled paper plates
Fast food wrappers
Napkins or paper towels
Recycling at Events and Festivals
Broward County works with the Parks and Recreation Division and event coordinators to make recycling available wherever possible. We’ve helped to coordinate recycling, and provided recycling bins for the South Florida Renaissance Festival, Water Matters Day, Camelot Days, the Jamaican Jerk Festival, and others. If you’re planning a large-scale event with 400 attendees or more, we can help you add recycling to your festivities.
Contact Broward County’s Government Recycling Program at 954-474-4999 or inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where are the Recycling Bins?
Recycling bins can be found next to trash cans at most pavilions, shelters, pools, and other amenities in county regional parks, nature centers and neighborhood parks. See a list of parks.