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WHAT IS THE CLEAN STREAM INITIATIVE ?

Clean Stream Initiative - Update 2023

In our continued effort to be a good steward to our environment and strive to achieve 100% viable recycled material, we must make some changes moving forward in 2023 to our recycling program.

In 2020 we move away from offering the 18-gallon open top recycling bins and moved over to the 95-gallon roll cart totters just like the ones you use for trash collection, this was a multiple pronged approach to achieve the following goals.

  1. Transition away from smaller open top bins.
  2. Create more capacity for recycling material.
  3. Making the material viable.
  4. Keeping the loose material from becoming litter.

Starting on 3/1/23 we will transition from open top container to roll carts for recycling collection. This means that all resident that currently recycle in our Clean Stream Initiative will need to move away from open top recycling bins to our 95-gallon roll carts to be serviced in our program.

Our roll carts come with a 10-year warranty and labeled “Recycling” with our Clean Steam Initiative acceptable recycling items for quick reference. These are the preferred roll carts and are made of industrial strength resins and a better roll cart than any other on the market and cheaper than anything comparable.

All recyclable material must fit into the roll cart for it to be collected. This will keep the material dry and viable and keep loose paper and cardboard from being scattered by inclement weather events.

** For residents with limited space to store the recycling roll cart, they can purchase a roll cart container from any hardware store as long as its blue in color, has a lid to cover up the material and does not exceed 95-gallons in capacity. Please be aware that all material must be contained inside and not laying on the ground including cardboard. This is to keep the recycling dry and viable to meet our goal once it’s collected for transport to the recycling center. 

Thank you for your continued support in making our Clean Stream initiative one of the top 5 best in the state of Florida.

No plastic bags

Please, if you wish to recycle them, take them back to the Grocery store and place them in recycling tote outside the front door if they have one.
If they don’t have one you must trash them.

Publix has them outside in front of store for plastic bags and styrofoam eggtrays.

No plastic buckets or totes of any kind are accepted. 

Rinse out food residue

All items that held food grade products MUST BE RINSED OUT and FREE of any residue before placing out for recycling or it will get rejected.

The Recycling Center is asking us and all other vendors to be diligent in the effort to clean the recycling stream coming into their facility. This is a cost that they will pass onto us the vendor if it continues, and we will be forced to pass it on to you the consumer.

A few tips

These are just a few common things that get placed into the recycling bin that should NOT be in it.

Electronics
Batteries
Cookingware
Dishes/Silverware
Car parts

Tinfoil
Wood
Metal coat hangers
Styrofoam
Clothes/Shoes

Scrap steel
Play Structures
Tires
Toilet tissue
Toilet seats

When in DOUBT, leave it OUT

Still not sure?

Clean Stream Initiative

Starting on 3/1/23 we will transition from open top container to roll carts for recycling collection. 

In our continued effort to be a good steward to our environment and strive to achieve 100% viable recycled material, we must make some changes moving forward in 2023 to our recycling program.