The Florida Department of environmental protection this week released 2011 recycling data for
’s 67 counties. Florida
The state as a whole maintained a 30 percent recycling rate for a second consecutive year.
23 counties reported a 30 percent or higher recycling rate while 9 counties recycled more than 40 percent of their trash.
Recycling rates are calculated by dividing the total weight of recycled municipal solid waste by the total weight of municipal solid waste.
The top recycling county in 2011 was Alachua which recycled half of its solid waste.
Lee, Brevard, and
counties each hit the 45 percent mark. Marion
State numbers show that about 8 percent of
’s solid waste was recycled in 2011. Franklin County
it was 2 percent; Gulf County had a recycling level of 13 percent.
Franklin County residents can recycle cardboard, newspaper, plastic, aluminum, tin & glass at any of 6 recycling locations in the county.
Recycling centers can be found at Vrooman Park in Eastpoint, in Lanark Village there is a site on Oak Street, in Alligator Point the recycling bins are on Bald point Road.
In Carrabelle you can recycle at
Gray Avenue at the old ; on Carrabelle High School the recycling bins are
behind Harry A’s and in St. George Island Apalachicola the recycling location
is on Commerce Street.
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