Single Stream Recycling

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 What is Single Stream Recycling?

Single stream recycling refers to our system in which both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle recyclables such as bottles, cans, jars and jugs made of aluminum, glass, plastics #1-#7, steel and/or tin, along with cardboard, paper and paperboard

 

 

St. Lucie County Opened the Single Stream Recycling Facility in October 2014

 

 

Recycling Carts

All single-family households in unincorporated St. Lucie County and the City of Port St. Lucie should have a green 64-gallon recycling cart with wheels and an attached lid for Single Stream Recyclables.  If you live in a building without recycling, you can still recycle!  Just bring your recyclables to 6120 Glades Cut-Off Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.  Upon arrival, drive straight ahead to the Scale House, pull onto the scale closest to the window, let the operator know what items you are dropping off and they will direct you.    

Place ONLY UN-BAGGED Recyclables listed directly below in Recycling Carts: 

Bottles, Containers, Jars, Jugs
Made of  Plastic #1-#7 or Glass
Remove Lids, Empty & Rinse.

Cans
Beverage & Food Cans made of Aluminum, Steel or Tin
Empty, Rinse & Recycle!

Cardboard Boxes 
Moving, Shipping, Shoe Boxes, etc.
Remove Packing Material/Plastic Wrap and Flatten.  NO Greasy Pizza Boxes.

Paper
Catalogs & Magazines, Envelopes, Mail, Newspaper & Inserts, Office & Writing Paper, Postcards
Clean, Dry & Flat.  NO Shredded Paper.

Paperboard Boxes
Cereal, Cracker, Pasta, Snack Boxes, etc.
Remove Plastic Bags & Plastic Wrap.

Cookie Sheets, Lids, Pots & Pans
 made of metal 

 

Do NOT put ANY of the following items in Recycling Carts:

Batteries**
Bottle Caps
Ceramics
Clothes
Electronics**
Fire Extinguishers**
Fluorescent Bulbs**
Hangers
Helium Tanks**
Hoses
Paint Cans
Plastic Bags
Propane Tanks**
Pyrex Cookware
Rubber Items
Sharps/Needles
S
hrink Wrap
Six Pack Rings
Styrofoam
Window Glass
Wires

**Hazardous items are dangerous to put in recycling carts, but many can be recycled in other ways. 
Call (772) 462-1768 for more information.

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