New Mix it. Curb it. Single-Stream Recycling Cart Program
Mix it. Curb it. The City of Fort Lauderdale has launched Mix it. Curb it., the new single-stream curbside program that makes recycling much easier for our neighbors. As part of Mix it. Curb it., the City provided residential recycling customers with new, blue, 65-gallon carts to hold all clean recyclables. Hoisting and lugging those heavy bins full of recyclables are a task of the past now that you can mix all clean recyclables together into one cart and roll it to the curb; it’s that simple.
The Curbside Recycling Program provides recycling carts and weekly service for a variety of materials to all single-family homes, duplexes, and triplexes in the City of Fort Lauderdale.
What Items are Accepted?
Instead of placing items into two separate containers, the following recyclables can all be placed in the same container:
Aluminum, steel, and tin cans and lids
Any paper that is easily tears like newspapers, inserts, catalogs, magazines, junk mail, office paper, soft-covered books, and file folders
Cardboard from non-food items, such as shipping boxes, toilet and paper towel roll inserts (not the paper itself)
Glass bottles and jars
Paperboard like soda cartons and dry food items such as cereal, rice and pasta
Plastics 1 through 7 (excluding bags, wrapping, film, toys, and Styrofoam)
What is Not Allowed in the Cart?
No batteries, electronic waste and accessories
No clothing or textiles
No construction debris
No food or yard waste
No garbage or trash waste
No home chemicals – paints, pesticides, and other household hazardous waste
No medical waste and pharmaceuticals
No plastic bags, film, wrapping or toys
No rubber hoses
No stemware, drinkware, or any dinnerware
No wet newspapers
No window or auto glass, incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs, mirrors
Mix it. Curb it.
Be ON TIME! New Mix it. Curb it. Single-Stream Recycling Cart Program
The contractor may pick up your recycling anytime between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday on your collection day. Recycling carts need to be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection days, but no more than 24 hours in advance. Call our 24-Hour Customer Service at (954) 828-8000 if you have collection problems.