All recyclables can go in one container! Place paper, cardboard, recyclable steel, aluminum, glass and plastic containers loosely in your recycling cart. Do not place plastic bags or medical sharps in your recycling bin.
What Can Be Recycled List
Interested in seeing a detailed list of what can and cannot be recycled in Leon County? Check out our What Can Be Recycled List to see specific items listed by material.
Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste
All electronics and household hazardous waste, such as televisions, cell phones, batteries, lightbulbs, cleaning materials, etc., should be taken to our Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 7550 Apalachee Parkway.
Recycling Specialty Items
Although these items cannot be recycled in Leon County bins, there are other locations that may accept them for recycling.
Plastic Bags: Leon County does not accept plastic bags. A lot of large retailers or grocery stores in Leon County will often accept and recycle plastic bags.
Styrofoam: Leon County does not accept Styrofoam. Some grocery stores will accept and recycle clean foam egg cartons and trays. Package shipping companies (UPS, FedEx, PakMail) will often take back packing peanuts or packing foam for re-use.
Medical Sharps: Medical Sharps such as needles, syringes and lancets cannot be placed in your Leon County recycling bin. Residents can pick up a free sharps container from certain Leon County Health Department sites. When the container is full, return the closed box and receive a new one at no charge. Note: Do not put medical sharps in bottles or recyclable items and then put them in the recycling bin. These items can be a very dangerous hazard to workers at the recycling center.
Where Can I Recycle?
Curbside recycling: In unincorporated Leon County, recycling pick-up is done on the same day as your garbage pick-up (if you live in Tallahassee, contact the City of Tallahassee, 891-4YOU or www.talgov.com, for the city pick-up schedule). If you live outside city limits and would like to subscribe to curbside pick-up, contact WastePro at 606-1899.
Drop off sites
Rural Waste Collection Centers
Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility: Leon County residents can drop off their recycling at our Solid Waste Management Facility (7550 Apalachee Parkway).Open 8:00-5:00 pm, Monday-Saturday. Closed on Sundays.