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Single-Family Home Recycling Guidelines

​​Residents of the Broward Municipal Services District (formerly called "Unincorporated Broward") do not have to separate recyclable items. All recyclable items can be mixed together in one cart.

Place​ these acceptable recyclable materials ​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​
  • Milk and juice cartons and drink boxes
Before placing recyclables in the blue cart, make sure to:
  • Rolling CartRinse 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 place​ 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.

For customer service, please call 954-765-4999.​