Benefits of Recycling:
From EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/rrr/recycle.htm
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Collecting used bottles, cans, and newspapers and taking them to the curb or to a collection facility is just the first in a series of steps that generates a host of financial, environmental, and social returns. Some of these benefits accrue locally as well as globally.
- Recycling protects and expands U.S. manufacturing jobs and increases U.S. competitiveness.
- Recycling reduces the need for landfilling and incineration.
- Recycling prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from virgin materials.
- Recycling saves energy.
- Recycling decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.
- Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
- Recycling helps sustain the environment for future generations.
Help protect our oceans. Reducing the use of plastic in our lives is an important to reducing our environmental impact. Plastic has had a devastating effect on our oceans, sea bird population, and ocean life. For information on plastic that ends up in the Garbage Great Patch, for more information visit http://www.greatgarbagepatch.org
Provides curbside pickup. For specific pickup days for your area please contact WastePro at (386)586-0800 Waste Pro collects recyclables in a two-sort process. After being separated, all recycled materials are sent to the best available markets for re-use. Recyclable materials are currently being sent to two locations - GEL Corp at the Volusia County Landfill and Waste Pro's MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) in Putnam County. For more information: http://www.flaglercounty.org/index.aspx?NID=281
Flagler County Solid Waste Facility
1700 South Old Kings Rd
Flagler Beach, FL
E-Mail: Larry Williamson
The Flagler County Solid Waste Facility receives the following items from Households Only at no charge:
- All Rechargeable Batteries: Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH); Lithium Ion (Li-Ion); Button Batteries; Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad); Lead Acid, both sealed and unsealed.
- All Automotive Waste Fluids: New and used lubricants; coolants/anti-freeze; brake fluid; cleaning chemicals; gasoline, additives and filters; motor oil and transmission fluid and filters; windshield washer fluid.
- All Boating & Marine Supplies: 2 Stroke oil; lubricants, oil, hull cleaners and fuel filters; emergency flares.
- All Mercury-Containing Devices: Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs; HID bulbs; thermostats, thermometers and switches.
- General Household Items: Plastic bottles (bleach, soda, etc.), metals cans (soda, beer); newspaper; office paper; magazines; cardboard; oil base and latex paints and stains; solvents, thinners, strippers, cleaners; aerosol containers; pool maintenance chemicals; all types of acid and alkali material; epoxies and their catalyst components; adhesives, roofing tar and petroleum-based caulking.
- Electronic Waste: Computer towers; laptop computers; keyboards, zip and external hard drives; flat screen monitors, scanners, printers, battery back up units; speakers, cables and related accessories; A/V equipment including amps, receivers, DVD, VCR, cassette and reel to reel tape players, turntables & related electrical hardware; power tools (plug-in and rechargeable); batter packs and chargers; communication devices (hand held & ham radios, pagers, cell phones, cordless & wired phones); rechargeable appliances (dust-busters, shavers, flashlights, small toys, fans); digital cameras, recorders, GPS units and related hardware; remote controls; electrical motors up to 3 HP; microwave ovens; all circuit boards.
Flagler County Solid Waste Facility DOES NOT accept: television sets or monitors; medical and pharmaceutical waste, asbestos, ammunition or gunpowder; any waste from a business.