Alachua County Recycles

Alachua County Recycles We are your recycling resource for Alachua County! Learn how you can do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle right. It’s time to Embrace Zero Waste and we're here to help!
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We provide FREE recycling & waste reduction presentations, waste facility tours, and services that'll help you recycle at your next event. By recycling our valuable resources, putting litter in its place, reusing what we can and donating what we no longer need, we can help make our environment healthier. It’s that simple!

We provide FREE recycling & waste reduction presentations, waste facility tours, and services that'll help you recycle at your next event. By recycling our valuable resources, putting litter in its place, reusing what we can and donating what we no longer need, we can help make our environment healthier. It’s that simple!

Mission: OUR MISSION: to provide quality waste alternatives public education and services to our community in Alachua County, Florida.

8-13-20 County Commission Virtual Budget Meeting
08/12/2020
8-13-20 County Commission Virtual Budget Meeting

8-13-20 County Commission Virtual Budget Meeting

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Alachua County
08/11/2020

Alachua County

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There were 75 new positives cases today, and 0 deaths. Our COVID-19 14-day positivity rate is 6.5%. Our COVID-19 total is 4,246 positive cases, 26 deaths, 72,175 tests performed with a cumulative positivity rate of 5.88%.

Explore the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard. (Community Recovery, not medical recovery) The picture below is just one page. Click this link to view the whole site. (Be patient, it is a large site and sometimes loads slow) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Hoy hubo 75 nuevos casos positivos y 0 muertes. Nuestra tasa de positividad de 14 días para COVID-19 es 6.5%. Nuestro total de COVID-19 es de 4,246 casos positivos, 26 muertes, 72,175 pruebas realizadas con una tasa de positividad de 5.88%.

Explore el Tablero de Recuperación de COVID-19 del Condado de Alachua (Recuperación Comunitaria, no recuperación médica) La siguiente imagen es solo una página. Haga clic en este enlace para ver todo el sitio. (Sea paciente, es un sitio grande y a veces se carga lentamente) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

08/11/2020
Alachua County

Alachua County

The virtual Joint Meeting between the Alachua County Commission, the City of Gainesville Commission, and the University of Florida, scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 10 a.m., has been postponed to a date to be determined. The postponement will allow a critical meeting of the Alachua County School Board to be aired on Cox Channel 12, and on streaming video at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning (Wednesday August 12th).

Alachua County
08/10/2020

Alachua County

The Alachua County CARES Act online Business Grants are now available to submit. The individual assistance grants are still available too. Click the following link to go to the website: https://info.alachuacounty.us/2020/cares-act

If you need assistance, particularly if you are uncomfortable with applying on line, there is a live chat feature on the website and a Cares Act help-line at (352) 309-2505. The live chat and the help-line are opened from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Initially we expect very high call volume and ask for your patience if the line is busy.

After election day is done you may be tempted to try and recycle those campaign signs that are out it the community, we ...
08/10/2020

After election day is done you may be tempted to try and recycle those campaign signs that are out it the community, we want to remind everyone that plasticised paper/cardboard cannot be recycled here in Alachua County. Please dispose of any campaign signage in your trashcan or dumpster. Better yet keep the signs to reuse in the future or donate them to places like The Repurpose Project.

Plastic Free July
08/07/2020

Plastic Free July

Whilst it's not always easy to avoid plastic packaging at this time by taking your own snacks and filling a water bottle at home we can make sure we leave nothing behind but footprints.

Alachua County
08/06/2020

Alachua County

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There were 90 new positives cases today, and 0 deaths. Our COVID-19 14-day positivity rate is 6.6%. Our COVID-19 total is 3,952 positive cases, 25 deaths, 69,343 tests performed with a cumulative positivity rate of 5.7%.

Explore the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard. (Community Recovery, not medical recovery) The picture below is just one page. Click this link to view the whole site. (Be patient, it is a large site and sometimes loads slow) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Hoy hubo 90 nuevos casos positivos y 0 muertes. Nuestra tasa de positividad de 14 días para COVID-19 es 6.6%. Nuestro total de COVID-19 es de 3,952 casos positivos, 25 muertes, 69,343 pruebas realizadas con una tasa de positividad de 5.7%.

Explore el Tablero de Recuperación de COVID-19 del Condado de Alachua (Recuperación Comunitaria, no recuperación médica) La siguiente imagen es solo una página. Haga clic en este enlace para ver todo el sitio. (Sea paciente, es un sitio grande y a veces se carga lentamente) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative
08/06/2020
City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative

City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative

Let loose your inner-recycler! Find out where you can drop-off and ♻️recycle all types of materials in the Gainesville area #ZeroWasteWednesdays

8-6-20 County Commission Virtual Special Budget Meeting
08/06/2020
8-6-20 County Commission Virtual Special Budget Meeting

8-6-20 County Commission Virtual Special Budget Meeting

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Alachua County
08/04/2020

Alachua County

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There were 59 new positives cases today, and 2 deaths. Our COVID-19 total is 3,808 positive cases, 25 deaths, 68,439 tests performed with a cumulative positivity rate of 5.56%, and a 2 week range of 3.2 - 8.3%.

Explore the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard. (Community Recovery, not medical recovery) The picture below is just one page. Click this link to view the whole site. (Be patient, it is a large site and sometimes loads slow) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Hoy hubo 59 nuevos casos positivos y 2 muertes. Nuestro total de COVID-19 es de 3,808 casos positivos, 25 muertes, 68,439 pruebas realizadas con una tasa de positividad de 5.56%. Nuestra semana 2 los casos positivos fue en el rango de 3.2% a 8.3%

Explore el Tablero de Recuperación de COVID-19 del Condado de Alachua (Recuperación Comunitaria, no recuperación médica) La siguiente imagen es solo una página. Haga clic en este enlace para ver todo el sitio. (Sea paciente, es un sitio grande y a veces se carga lentamente) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Alachua County
08/03/2020

Alachua County

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There were 223 new positives cases in the past three days and 2 deaths. Our COVID-19 total is 3,749 positive cases, 23 deaths, 67,917 tests performed with a positivity rate of 5.52%. Our two week positivity rate has ranged from 3.2% to 8.3%.

Explore the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard. (Community Recovery, not medical recovery) The picture below is just one page. Click this link to view the whole site. (Be patient, it is a large site and sometimes loads slow) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Durante los pasados tres dias hubieron 223 nuevos casos positivos y 2 muertes. Nuestro total de COVID-19 es de 3,749 casos positivos, 23 muertes, 67,917 pruebas realizadas con una tasa de positividad de 5.05%. Nuestra semana 2 los casos positivos fue en el rango de 3.2% a 8.3%

Explore el Tablero de Recuperación de COVID-19 del Condado de Alachua (Recuperación Comunitaria, no recuperación médica) La siguiente imagen es solo una página. Haga clic en este enlace para ver todo el sitio. (Sea paciente, es un sitio grande y a veces se carga lentamente) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

We understand there is a lot of confusion when it comes to pizza boxes, we are here to help. Clean portions of pizza box...
08/03/2020

We understand there is a lot of confusion when it comes to pizza boxes, we are here to help. Clean portions of pizza boxes can go in the recycle (usually just the lid). If you shred the pizza box it can go in your home composter. Pizza Boxes also make for great weed cover in your garden. #alachuacountyrecyles

Hey Alachua County, remember no plastic bags, Styrofoam, black plastics, or greasy pizza boxes (you can tear off the cle...
08/01/2020

Hey Alachua County, remember no plastic bags, Styrofoam, black plastics, or greasy pizza boxes (you can tear off the clean parts to recycle it or compost the box). One contaminated item can cause your recycling load to be landfilled. #Recycle #AlachuaCountyRecycles

07/31/2020
City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative

City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative

When your done using masks, wipes or gloves, please be sure to place them in your trash. ❌Do NOT place them in the recycle bins #WearItDontShareIt 😷

Plastic Free July
07/31/2020

Plastic Free July

What has been the best thing for you about taking the Plastic Free July challenge? Is it having a bin that is less full, remembering your reusables, buying more fresh produce and feeling healthier or being more mindful about what you buy? Or like our friend Amy have you been growing some of your own food?

Thanks to all your efforts in reducing and refusing single use plastics, together it adds up and makes a real difference. We are looking forward to hearing your stories and sharing these....would love to hear your most significant change.

Hurricane Season Preparedness Including Alert Alachua Sign Up
07/30/2020
Hurricane Season Preparedness Including Alert Alachua Sign Up

Hurricane Season Preparedness Including Alert Alachua Sign Up

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Please dispose of gloves and masks in the trash and lets keep Alachua County clean!
07/30/2020

Please dispose of gloves and masks in the trash and lets keep Alachua County clean!

Alachua County
07/29/2020

Alachua County

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There were 56 new positives cases today, and 0 deaths. Our COVID-19 total is 3,353 positive cases, 20 deaths, 64,622 tests performed with a cumulative positivity rate of 5.19%, and a 2 week range of 3.3 - 8.3%.

Explore the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard. (Community Recovery, not medical recovery) The picture below is just one page. Click this link to view the whole site. (Be patient, it is a large site and sometimes loads slow) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Hoy hubo 56 nuevos casos positivos y 0 muertes. Nuestro total de COVID-19 es de 3,353 casos positivos, 20 muertes, 64,622 pruebas realizadas con una tasa de positividad de 5.19%. Nuestra semana 2 los casos positivos fue en el rango de 3.3% a 8.3%

Explore el Tablero de Recuperación de COVID-19 del Condado de Alachua (Recuperación Comunitaria, no recuperación médica) La siguiente imagen es solo una página. Haga clic en este enlace para ver todo el sitio. (Sea paciente, es un sitio grande y a veces se carga lentamente) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Plastic Free July
07/29/2020

Plastic Free July

Make a difference by switching from single-use plastic cutlery for takeaways and use your own reusables. Many people just use the utensils they already have whilst others choose lightweight wooden or bamboo utensil kits. Keep them in a handy place where you won't forget!

07/29/2020
Loop

Loop

Join our founder, Tom Szaky, as he hosts sustainability leaders and advocates to discuss the importance of the circular economy during the plastic crisis. We look forward to you meeting:

- Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Founder of Plastic Free July
- Graham Forbes, Global Plastics Project Leader at Greenpeace USA
- Kendall Starkman, Director of NextWave Plastics at Lonely Whale

Tune in Wednesday, 7/29 at 3:00 PM EST on LinkedIn live.

If you are starting your day with a cup of coffee make sure you are disposing of your k cups correctly using our helpful...
07/29/2020

If you are starting your day with a cup of coffee make sure you are disposing of your k cups correctly using our helpful picture below. #AlachuaCountyRecycles #PlasticFreeJuly #PlasticFreeWorld #PlasticFreeLife

When going to the grocery store plan ahead and bring your own containers! #AlachuaCountyRecycles #PlasticFreeJuly #Plast...
07/28/2020

When going to the grocery store plan ahead and bring your own containers! #AlachuaCountyRecycles #PlasticFreeJuly #PlasticFreeWorld #PlasticFreeLife #PlasticFreeEcochallenge

A staffing shortage due to Covid 19 may delay some of the curbside waste collection routes here in Alachua County.  Yard...
07/28/2020

A staffing shortage due to Covid 19 may delay some of the curbside waste collection routes here in Alachua County. Yard Waste collection will be especially impacted by these staffing shortages. Please be patient while we work through this issue with our hauler.

We are in the last week of Plastic Free July if you are still looking for ideas of how to eliminate single use plastic h...
07/27/2020

We are in the last week of Plastic Free July if you are still looking for ideas of how to eliminate single use plastic here are some great replacements for single use plastic you may run into every day. Which single use plastic have you given up? #AlachuaCountyRecycles #PlasticFreeJuly #PlasticFreeWorld #PlasticFreeLife

Alachua County
07/27/2020

Alachua County

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There were 202 new positives cases in the past three days and 4 deaths. Our COVID-19 total is 3,186 positive cases, 20 deaths, 63,071 tests performed with a positivity rate of 5.05%. Our two week positivity rate has ranged from 3.2% to 9.3%.

Explore the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard. (Community Recovery, not medical recovery) The picture below is just one page. Click this link to view the whole site. (Be patient, it is a large site and sometimes loads slow) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Durante los pasados tres dias hubieron 202 nuevos casos positivos y 4 muertes. Nuestro total de COVID-19 es de 3,186 casos positivos, 20 muertes, 63,071 pruebas realizadas con una tasa de positividad de 5.05%. Nuestra semana 2 los casos positivos fue en el rango de 3.2% a 9.3%

Explore el Tablero de Recuperación de COVID-19 del Condado de Alachua (Recuperación Comunitaria, no recuperación médica) La siguiente imagen es solo una página. Haga clic en este enlace para ver todo el sitio. (Sea paciente, es un sitio grande y a veces se carga lentamente) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

A staffing shortage due to Covid 19 may delay some of the curbside waste collection routes here in Alachua County.  Yard...
07/27/2020

A staffing shortage due to Covid 19 may delay some of the curbside waste collection routes here in Alachua County. Yard Waste collection will be especially impacted by these staffing shortages. Please be patient while we work through this issue with our hauler.

Special thanks to all who volunteered with Keep Alachua County Beautiful this weekend to help clean up the Porters Commu...
07/27/2020

Special thanks to all who volunteered with Keep Alachua County Beautiful this weekend to help clean up the Porters Community in Alachua County!

City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative
07/27/2020

City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative

CAN FACTS: New steel produced with recycled cans reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions by 75% #MaterialMondays

07/24/2020
City of Gainesville Zero Waste Initiative

FYI for City of GAINESVILLE residents.

SERVICE UPDATE, 7/24/2020: A staffing shortage related to the COVID-19 pandemic will delay the collection of yard waste from residential customers in the City of Gainesville. The City is working closely with our collection contractor, WCA, to provide the best possible service during these difficult times. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Alachua County
07/23/2020

Alachua County

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There were 81 new positives cases today, and 1 death. Our COVID-19 total is 2,890 positive cases, 16 deaths, 559,809 tests performed with a cumulative positivity rate of 4.83%, and a 2 week range of 2.9 - 9.2%.

Explore the Alachua County COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard. (Community Recovery, not medical recovery) The picture below is just one page. Click this link to view the whole site. (Be patient, it is a large site and sometimes loads slow) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

Hoy hubo 81 nuevos casos positivos y 1 muerte. Nuestro total de COVID-19 es de 2,890 casos positivos, 16 muertes, 59,809 pruebas realizadas con una tasa de positividad de 4.83%. Nuestra semana 2 los casos positivos fue en el rango de 2.9% a 9.2%

Explore el Tablero de Recuperación de COVID-19 del Condado de Alachua (Recuperación Comunitaria, no recuperación médica) La siguiente imagen es solo una página. Haga clic en este enlace para ver todo el sitio. (Sea paciente, es un sitio grande y a veces se carga lentamente) https://dashboards.alachuacounty.us/COVID19/

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5620 NW 120th Lane
Gainesville, FL
32653

General information

Community Services Alachua County Recycles offer FREE programs to community groups that are interested in learning about solid waste management practices in Alachua County. Your organization can invite our staff to festivals, fairs, meetings or other events to present our characters and other programs or resources. Also, compost bins are available for your group or home gardening. To reach Alachua County Recycles for a program or service, call (352) 374-5213 or email [email protected] Characters & Mascots COMPOST KIDCompost Kid educates children of all ages on the process of composting - both in nature and the composting bin. Waste Alternatives staff will set up a free wire compost bin. THE WASTE WATCHER Alachua County’s enviro-hero can make a cameo appearance as part of our recycling program. Or he can make a special appearance at an event or festival. LITTER PAL Litter Pal's theatrical/educational awareness lesson on litter prevention is adored by children grade levels pre K - 2. Each 15- minute performance is accompanied by resource and activity materials. To reach the Waste Watchers for a program or service, call (352) 374-5213 or email [email protected] Programs S.M.A.R.T. SHOPPER Save Money And Reduce Trash! This program allows community organizations to explore the concepts of source reduction through hands-on shopping activities. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE Offered through the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, this program offers important information on the proper handling of household hazardous waste for grades preK-12. LEVEDA BROWN ENVIRONMENTAL PARK AND TRANSFER STATION TOUR People of all ages benefit from this tour of Alachua County's Transfer Station, recycling center, composter, household hazardous waste center and resource recovery area. COMPOST A Waste Alternative Specialist educates children of all ages on the process of composting - both in nature and the composting bin. Waste Alternatives staff will set up a free wire compost bin. Resources REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RECOVER The 4Rs Curriculum is available for integrating solid waste themes into activities. Educator's training available through the Waste Alternatives office. RESOURCES COLLECTION Visit our Resource Collection to find books, videos, and other learning materials for research or classroom use. Located in the Office of Waste Alternatives, at the Public Works Department in Hague. COMPOST BINS FREE wire compost bins are available to help set up or enhance existing community composting projects. Especially good for community organizations with garden projects! To reach the Waste Watchers for a program or service contact theWasteWatcher.com on Facebook.

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Monday 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00

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+3525481297

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