September 21

Your Guide to Recycling in Jacksonville: Recycling Construction Waste and More

Did you know that it only takes about one month for a recycled glass container to end up back on store shelves? 

It makes a good case for being vigilant about recycling—it really makes a difference!

If you’re wondering what to do with your glass containers, paper waste, or even construction debris, we’ve got you covered. 

Here is a guide to recycling that you won’t want to miss. Read on for some very important information about recycling construction waste and beyond. 

Paper and Cardboard

One of the most important parts of a quick guide to recycling is paper recycling because we tend to produce so much of it on a daily basis. 

Most of the paper products you have at home can be recycled when you’re done with them. This includes but is not limited to magazines, newspapers, cardboard food containers (make sure to clean them out first), and paper bags. 

Plastic-coated paper, wrapping paper, and hardcover books, however, are not recyclable.

Glass, Metal, and Plastic

Glass (excluding light bulbs and window glass) is recyclable, so if you have bottles or jars you no longer need, recycle them! You can leave the labels on, but make sure to clean out their contents. 

Aluminum cans and baking tins, empty aerosol cans, and steel food containers (cleaned out) are among the metal objects that can be recycled. 

If you have plastic items with the numbers 1 through 7 on them, you can recycle them. Plastic bottles, food containers, and bags are included in the list of recyclable plastic items.

Construction Debris

Are you working on a renovation, construction, or demolition project? You’ve probably generated a good amount of junk. It’s not junk to your local recyclers though, so don’t put it in the trash. 

Steel, metal scraps, shingles, glass, concrete, drywall, and the goes on—these materials are all recyclable.

When dealt with correctly by leaving them in the hands of a qualified recycling center, you can even recycle the hazardous waste and electronics that come out of your home improvement projects. Pool chemicals, fertilizer, and paint, among other materials, fall under this category. Televisions, computers, power tools, and the like can also be recycled.

Yard Waste

This wouldn’t be a complete guide to recycling if we didn’t discuss yard work debris.

If you’re doing yard work, you’ve probably generated quite a bit of waste of the natural variety. 

The good news is that your branches, grass clipping, shrub trimmings, and palm fronds are all indeed recyclable. You can recycle up to 5 cubic yards of such debris weekly. Things like grass and shrub trimmings should be contained in cans or sealed plastic bags. 

Guide to Recycling Summarized

Now that you’ve read and absorbed the information in this guide to recycling, we hope that you will never again put recyclable materials in the trash.

Let’s work together to keep the environment clean and recycle materials as often as possible. If you have further recycling questions or needs, please feel free to contact us


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