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.

Curbside Recycling

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 Styrofoam

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.