Plastic bags and polystyrene products remain in the environment for 500 to 1,000 years. You can make a difference by avoiding these products!
Paper (must be kept dry)
Plastics And Glass
NO paper towels, napkins, microwave popcorn bags, batteries, liquids, food, aerosol cans, bottle caps, Styrofoam, packaging foam, plastic bags, or garbage bags in your recycling carts.
Food-soiled recyclables must be cleaned before recycling or thrown in the trash if not cleaned. Aluminum Foil and foil containers may be recycled only if completely cleaned—no food residue remaining.
Computer & Electronic Waste
Household items such as dishes and drinking glasses are not recyclable.
DO NOT PLACE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS IN YOUR RECYCLING CONTAINER.
Recycling correctly is crucial for environmental sustainability and the efficiency of our waste management systems. In our 'Dos and Don'ts of Recycling' section, you'll find essential guidelines to help you recycle more effectively. This guide is designed to clarify common misconceptions and provide clear instructions on what can and cannot be recycled.
By following these simple rules, you can make a significant difference in keeping Islamorada green and reducing waste.
Yard waste (vegetation) is collected manually in 32–gallon containers (provided by the resident) or bundled and tied piles.
Do not mix trash with vegetative waste in carts or bulk piles. Vegetation is recycled. Higher trash rate will be charged for mixed piles.
Four times a year, Islamorada residents may take household hazardous waste products for free disposal to a special drop off location.
Household hazardous waste collection is an effort to remove hazardous materials from the waste stream and to properly control the disposal of the products. Waste disposal is available to residential customers only and proof of Islamorada residency will be required.
Visit www.islamorada.fl.us for quarterly collection dates and location.
Don't hesitate to reach out! We're here to provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about your waste services needs.