RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING COLLECTION

The City of Fort Pierce Solid Waste Division is the exclusive recycling collection service provider for single-family homes, duplexes, and multi-family properties. The city does not offer commercial recycling. Commercial businesses may elect service from a private solid waste hauler. 

RECYCLING PROGRAM

Let's recycle right! Every household is provided with a blue recycling cart. Recyclable items should be placed loose (unbagged) in your blue recycling cart. Keep recyclables empty, clean, loose, and dry...most importantly, free of garbage.

Recycle pickup is performed every week. Please have your recycle cart out by 7:00 am on your scheduled pickup day. Because this is an automated route, please place your recycle cart approximately 5 feet away from your trash so your driver can get to them. Remove staples, paper clips, etc. from paper products. Labels do not need to be removed from bottles and jars. Flatten and break down everything as much as possible (except glass, of course). Rinse food containers (they don't need to be spotless). Remove metal lids from glass jars and recycle both. Plastic lids can stay on plastic bottles. All items need to fit inside the cart.

EMPTY. CLEAN. LOOSE. DRY.

By practicing Empty. Clean. Dry. with our families, we can ensure the recycling materials leaving our homes are recyclable. If you are unsure if an item is accepted, please contact us at (772) 467-3794. When in doubt, throw it out! Recycling Reference Card

  1. ACCEPTED ITEMS
  2. ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
The following items are accepted:
  • Cardboard and boxboard (flatten boxes)
  • Paper: junk mail, magazines, newspaper (no napkins, tissues, paper towels, or paper plates)
  • Aluminum and steel cans (no scrap metal)
  • Plastic bottles, tubs, and jugs (no plastic bags, wrap, film, or Styrofoam)
  • Glass bottles and jars (remove all lids)