Residential Recycling

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Working together, we can have a significant effect in sustaining the usable life of the Collier County Landfill and protecting the environment. Collier County has one of the highest residential recycling rates in the state.The recycling industry is facing new challenges and Collier County needs your help spreading the word to recycle right.  Always recycle plastic bottles and containers numbered 1 through 5 & 7, aluminum, tin and steel cans, clean paper and cardboard, glass bottles and jars, and dairy and juice cartons. Remember to place recyclables directly into the recycle cart. Do NOT put them in bags!  Keep items clean and dry.Take single-use plastic bags to your local grocery store for recycling.

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Recyclable Materials

Acceptable Recyclables List



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Recycling is convenient and easy!  With our single-stream recycling program recyclable materials do not  need to be sorted and they are picked up once a week curbside. Recycling helps reduce the waste stream and the use of the Collier County Landfill.  The demand for raw material decreases as recycling increases. We challenge you to maximize materials for recycling and conserve our natural resources. 

Please remember these FOUR basic rules the next time you recycle.

  • Recycle empty bottles, cans, paper, and cardboard.
  • Keep food and liquids out of your recycling
  • Empty recyclables LOOSELY into your cart
  • Do not Bag! Return plastic bags to a local retail store

You will be amazed of how big of an impact just following these simple rules can have! Too learn more on recycling visit

Helpful Tips

Be careful not to overload your cart in excess of your ability to safely maneuver it.  Place recyclables in your container, always lift the lid from the front.  Do not place hazardous waste such as paint, oil, solvents, acids, gasoline or medical waste in your cart.  Hazardous waste such as these should be taken to one of the Recycling Centers located within Collier County.

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Keep Food-Liquid out of Recycling

How does the recycling process work? Below demonstrates the life cycle of an aluminum can.

 Life Cycle of Aluminum Can