Mayor Curry announces return of curbside recycling in Duval County, April 4, 2022.
After a 6 month suspension, residents of the city of Jacksonville will see a return of curbside recycling.
While service resumes on Monday April 4th, curbside recycling will begin in different areas on different days. Service will still be every two weeks so not everyone’s recycling will be picked up during the first week of the roll-out.
Once recycling begins, garbage will not be collected from recycling carts.
Residents can call 904-630-CITY (2489) to find out what day recycling will resume in their area. Or, if you go to the MyJax Website and enter your address on the map, it will tell you when your scheduled recycling day is, as well as your scheduled trash and yard waste pickup.
A few things to remember.
You must place your can on the street by 6 a.m. to ensure collection.
- Must use city-issued recycling cart with a yellow lid
- Place cart three (3) feet apart from bulk items or garbage and away from obstructions, with wheels facing away from the road
- Lid must be fully closed; save excess recycling for the next recycle collection day
- Ensure items are empty and free from residue
- Do not put recycling in plastic bags!
These items are accepted:
- Mail, office and school paper
- Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books
- Paperback books
- Brown paper bags
- Fiberboard boxes
- Corrugated cardboard, flattened and 2’x3′ or smaller
- Numbered 1-3, 5 and 7
- Water/soda bottles
- Detergent bottles
- Cleaning solution bottles
- Milk and creamer containers
- Juice boxes
- Soup and broth containers
- Green, brown or clear bottles and jars (discard lids with garbage)
• Steel food containers
• Aluminum cans
• Aluminum baking pans
ITEMS SHOULD BE CLEAN, EMPTY, AND DRY.
These items are not accepted:
- Any #4 PLASTICS (LDPE) including cling wrap, sandwich bags, and plastic garbage or grocery bags.
- Any #6 plastics (polystyrene) including Styrofoam, disposable cups and bowls, take-out food containers, packing peanuts, plastic cutlery, hangers, and medicine bottles.
- ANY TYPE OF PLASTIC THAT IS NOT MARKED AS RECYCLABLE
- SHREDDED PAPER
- FIREWORKS OR FLARES
- FOOD OR YARD WASTE
- CABLES OR WIRES
- AEROSOL CANS
- COLORED GLASS (except brown and green)
Remember, just because an item might contain a recyclable material does not mean it can be recycled. Most recyclable items, including plastics, will be marked with recycling symbol.
To learn more about Jacksonville’s recycling program, visit COJ.net – Curbside Recycling