Recycling. We do. Do you?
It’s easy. It’s smart. It’s responsible. It’s for our future.
Why should you recycle? Because it matters:
- Recycling conserves resources
When we recycle, materials are converted into new products, reducing the need to consume natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals. This will help to protect natural habitats for the future.
- Recycling saves energy
Using recycled materials in the manufacturing process uses considerably less energy than what is required for producing new products from raw materials.
- Recycling helps protect the environment
Recycling reduces the need for extracting, refining and processing raw materials all of which create air and water pollution. Recycling helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption.
- Recycling reduces landfill space
When we recycle, recyclable materials are reprocessed into new products, and as a result, the amount of waste sent to landfill sites decreases - which we can all agree is better for our planet.
Join your neighbors.
More and more people are recycling bathroom and laundry room items:
- Shampoo bottles
- Bleach bottles
- Conditioner bottles
- Shower gel and bubble bath bottles
- Shaving foam cans
- Cardboard boxes (toothpaste or soap boxes)
- Toilet roll tubes
- Moisturizer bottles
- Laundry detergent bottles
- Fabric Softener bottles
- Cardboard dryer sheet boxes
See who is committed to recycling right in your community by looking for the ‘WE DO’ stickers on your neighbors’ curbside recycling carts. Join them. Spread the word that in St. Lucie County, we DO.
Visit our single stream recycling page to find out how you can recycle more and become a master of curbside recycling.
Take the pledge.
Download or print your pledge by clicking the thumbnail to the left. Share on social media or print it out and proudly display your commitment to recycling right. After that, keep a look out: Solid Waste Staff will be out in the community speaking with residents, awarding curbside cart stickers, and spreading the word about how St. Lucie County residents can recycle more.
Recycling. We do. Because it matters.