Unincorporated Broward County uses the "All-In-One" recycling system (known as single-stream recycling), where recyclable items no longer have to be sorted. Instead of using two separate containers, the following recyclable items should all be placed together in a single cart.
Put these items together in your blue cart:
Newspapers, inserts, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, soft-covered books, file folders, soda cartons, and crushed boxes including tissue boxes and those from food items such as cereal, rice and pasta.
- Flattened cardboard from non-food items such as moving or shipping boxes
- Aluminum and steel food and beverage containers
- Plastic bottles with neck narrower than body, such as soda bottles, milk, water, detergent and shampoo bottles
- Glass food and beverage containers
- Milk and juice cartons and drink boxes
Before placing recyclables in the cart, make sure to:
- Rinse containers
- Remove newspapers from plastic delivery bags
- Recycle plastic grocery bags at local supermarket - don't place with recyclables
- Remove straws
- Do not put garbage or food waste in with recyclables
- Do not include containers used for margarine, bleach, oil, grease, hazardous material, household cleaners, medical waste or microwave containers
Do not put these items in your blue recycling cart:
- Household garbage including food scraps and pizza boxes
- Plastic bags
- Miscellaneous plastics such as toys and cups
- Certain glass products including window or auto glass, lightbulbs, mirrors, glass cookware or bakeware and ceramics
- Yard or plant debris
- Medical waste or pharmaceuticals
- Gas cylinders, tanks, rocks, dirt, building debris, flammables and small appliances
- Electronic items including computers, televisions and monitors*
- Household hazardous waste including motor oil, paint, pesticides and household cleaners*
*See guidelines for proper disposal of electronics and household hazardous waste.
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