Solid Waste Management Department
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Bldg. A, Suite 118
Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-2042
Fax: (321) 633-2038
Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Address and Phone
Solid Waste Management Department
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Bldg. A, Suite 118
Viera, FL 32940
Phone: (321) 633-2042
Fax: (321) 633-2038
Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

 Recycle by Room - Recycle Right

Single Stream Recycling for the Kitchen

Single Stream Recycling is an automated sorting process designed to handle non-hazardous items from your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, office and mailbox.  The recyclables are then collected and transported to a material recovery facility where they are sorted and processed.

Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Tubs and Jars

Rinsed and caps on.

Plastic water bottles

Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles should be empty and rinsed out. Lids must be left on to be recycled otherwise they are too small to make it through the sorting equipment. Bottles are recycled into fleece jackets, upholstery, carpet, new bottles and more.

Plastic spray and pump bottles

Plastic Spray and Pump Bottles

Empty spray and pump bottles that contained non-hazardous household cleaning products. (Pumps and caps can be left on).

Half gallon jug of milk

Plastic Drink Jugs

Lightly rinse empty plastic milk and juice jugs. Caps can be left on.

Plastic yogurt container

Plastic Yogurt and Pudding Containers

Rinsed butter and yogurt cups, tubs and lids. (no foil lids).

Sour cream container

Plastic Food Tubs

Plastic food containers rinsed.

Plastic jar

Plastic Jars

Rinsed food jars like peanut butter and honey jars.

Glass Bottles and Jars

Beer and wine bottles

Glass Bottles

Rinsed glass wine, beer and soda bottles.

Glass jar

Glass Jars

Rinsed food jars including dressing, pickle jars, etc.

Aluminum and Steel (Tin) Cans and Foil Pans

Soda can

Aluminum Cans

Rinsed aluminum drink cans (Do Not Crush) - crushed cans may become too small and fall through the sorting equipment or get mixed with the paper and cardboard. Cans are recycled into new cans, bicycle, airplane and car parts and more.

Tin Can

Tin Cans

Rinsed steel and tin food cans.

Aluminum beer bottles

Aluminum Bottles

Aluminum beer and soda bottles.

Can of olive oil

Cooking Oil Cans

Rinsed metal cooking oil cans.

Foil pie pan

Foil Pans

Clean foil cooking pans and clean sheets of aluminum foil.

Metal spray can

Kitchen Metal Spray Cans

Empty kitchen spray can contents. Leave lid on.

Cardboard Boxes, Tubes and Drink Cartons

Cereal box

Cardboard Food Boxes

Flattened cardboard cereal and snack boxes (remove liner bag).

Paper towel tube

Paper Towl Tubes

Cardboard paper towel tubes.

Cardboard egg carton

Cardboard Egg Cartons

Cardboard egg cartons (NO plastic or foam egg cartons).

Orange juice carton and juice box

Cardboard Liquid Cartons

Rinsed cardboard juice, milk, soup and stock containers. Can be recycled into building materials, tissues, office paper and more.

Paper bag

Paper Bags

Clean and empty paper bags. No wax coated bags or food soiled bags.

Kitchen Garbage

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No Glass Cookware

Glass cookware is a toughened glass with added chemicals which changes its melting point which cannot be recycled in the single-stream process. If in good condition, consider donating to a local thrift store or charity.

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No Drinking Glasses

Drinking glasses are toughened glass with added chemicals which changes its melting point and cannot be recycled in the single-stream process. If in good condition, consider donating to a local thrift store or charity.

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No Food Storage Bags

Like plastic shopping bags, these cannot be recycled in the single-stream process. They can be recycled with shopping bags at your local grocery store.

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No Potato Chip / Snack Bags

These bags are not made from a material that is recyclable.

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No Drink and Yogurt Pouches

Pouches are not made from a recyclable material and cannot be recycled in the single-stream process.

Recycling Options
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No Plastic Trash Bags

Plastic trash bags cannot be recycled in the single-stream process. They tangle in the machinery. Please DO NOT put your recyclables in a trash bag inside your recycling cart.

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No Food Storage Containers

Reusable food storage containers cannot be recycled in the single-stream process due to the varying types of plastics used in their production. If in good condition, consider donating to a local charity or thrift store otherwise they should be placed in the garbage.

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No Styrofoam Clam Shells

Styrofoam products cannot be recycled in the single-stream process. Once contaminated by food they need to be placed in the garbage.

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No Food Wrappers

Food wrappers and packaging cannot be recycled in the single-stream process.

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No Plastic Produce / Bakery Containers

Lightweight plastic containers from the produce and bakery departments cannot be recycled in the single-stream process due to the higher melting point required to process.

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No Plastic Utensils

Plastic utensils cannot be recycled in the single stream process due to their small size.

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No Greasy Pizza Boxes

Pizza boxes with grease spots and food residue cannot be accepted because the oils contaminate the paper recycling process. Clean, non-greasy pizza boxes or box tops are ok to recycle in your cart.

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No Napkins and Paper Towels

Napkins and paper towels are too lightweight to be processed by the sorting equipment. Their fibers are also too short to recycle into new paper. They are typically contaminated with food and other waste items making them garbage.

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No Paper Cups

Paper cups often have a waxy coating that prevents them from being recycled.

K Cup pod

No K-Cup Pods

K-cup pods are made from multiple materials including coffee grounds. Even if you are able to separate the materials they are too small to navigate the sorting facilities machines.

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No Paper Plates Products

Wax-coated cardboard cannot be recycled like regular corrugated cardboard. Often times these items are used with food and once contaminated need to be placed in the garbage.

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No Plastic Wrap

Like plastic shopping bags, this material will get tangled in the machines at the sorting facility. Clean Plastic Wrap can be recycled with shopping bags at your local grocery store.

Plastic Film Recycling
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No Metal Utensils

Metal utensils will jam the sorting facilities machines. Please consider donating these materials to a local charity or thrift store.

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No Drink Lids and Straws

Drink lids and straws are not made from a recyclable plastic.

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No Plastic Shopping Bags

Plastic bags cannot be processed by single-stream sorting equipment. They get tangled in the sorting equipment and cause delays due to equipment shut downs. Recycle your bags at your local grocery store.

Recycling Bags
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No Metal Cookware

Metal cookware is too ridged and will jam up the sorting equipment. If in good condition, consider donating to a local thrift store or charity.

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