Check out these handy quick references on proper recycling :
Recycle bins can be obtained by calling Customer Service at 986-2360, or filling out the online form.
Q: What are my collection days?
Collection days can be found on the City's website, here
. You can also call Customer Service at 386-986-2360.
Q: What are the hours of collection?
A: Waste Pro of Florida can begin their collection routes as early as 6:00am and they have until 6:00pm to make their pick ups.
NOTE: You may place trash curbside after 6:00pm the evening prior to your collection day.
Q: Do we recycle in Palm Coast?
A: Yes; the City recycles plastics (with the #'s 1 – 7 imprinted on them), glass bottles, aluminum/tin cans, newspapers, magazines, phone books, writing paper, and cardboard.
Note: Cardboard must be flattened and must be no larger than 3' x 3' sections. Packing paper from moving boxes is not considered to be a recyclable and should be thrown away as household trash.
Q: Does the City provide recycling bins?
Yes; the City provides one recycling bin, at no cost. It can be obtained by calling Customer Service at 386-986-2360, or filling out the online form
Q: What happens to the recyclable items after Waste Pro picks them up?
A: Recyclable materials are currently being sent to two locations - GEL Corp at the Volusia County Landfill and Waste Pro's MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) in Putnam County. Waste Pro collects recyclables in a two-sort process. One department is responsible for newspapers and cardboard and the other department is responsible for plastics, glass, and both aluminum and tin cans. After being separated, all recycled materials are sent to the best available markets for re-use.
Q: What happens to the pick up schedule during holidays?
A: The only holidays in which Waste Pro of Florida suspends removal services are Thanksgiving and Christmas. If your collection day falls on Thanksgiving, Christmas day, or New Years Day, please call Customer Service at 386-986-2360 for your rescheduled collection day. Recycling of Christmas Trees and electronics is offered each year in January.
Q: Where can we recycle batteries?
A: All household hazardous wastes (batteries, paint, chemicals, etc.) are still being received at the old County Landfill on Old Kings Road, south of State Road 100.
Q: Where can we recycle household hazardous waste (batteries, fluids, etc.)?
The Flagler County Solid Waste Facility at 1700 South Old Kings Road receives the following items from Households Only, at no charge
- All Rechargeable Batteries: Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH); Lithium Ion (Li-Ion); Button Batteries; Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad); Lead Acid, both sealed and unsealed.
- All Automotive Waste Fluids: New and used lubricants; coolants/anti-freeze; brake fluid; cleaning chemicals; gasoline, additives and filters; motor oil and transmission fluid and filters; windshield washer fluid.
- All Boating & Marine Supplies: 2 Stroke oil; lubricants, oil, hull cleaners and
fuel filters; emergency flares.
- All Mercury-Containing Devices: Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs; HID bulbs; thermostats, thermometers and switches.
- General Household Items: Plastic bottles (bleach, soda, etc.), metals cans (soda, beer); newspaper; office paper; magazines; cardboard; oil base and latex paints and stains; solvents, thinners, strippers, cleaners; aerosol containers; pool maintenance chemicals; all types of acid and alkali material; epoxies and their catalyst components; adhesives, roofing tar and petroleum-based caulking.
- Electronic Waste: Computer towers; laptop computers; keyboards, zip and external hard drives; flat screen monitors, scanners, printers, battery back up units; speakers, cables and related accessories; A/V equipment including amps, receivers, DVD, VCR, cassette and reel to reel tape players, turntables & related electrical hardware; power tools (plug-in and rechargeable); batter packs and chargers; communication devices (hand held & ham radios, pagers, cell phones, cordless & wired phones); rechargeable appliances (dust-busters, shavers, flashlights, small toys, fans); digital cameras, recorders, GPS units and related hardware; remote controls; electrical motors up to 3 HP; microwave ovens; all circuit boards.
The Flagler County Solid Waste Facility is Not accepting: television sets or monitors; medical and pharmaceutical waste, asbestos, ammunition or gunpowder; any waste from a business.
For additional information, contact the facility at 386-517-2075 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Where can we recycle television sets, computers or electronics?
Aside from the electronic waste listed above which is accepted at the Flagler County Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste Facility, contact either Recycling E-Scrap, 1429 West 16th Street, Unit #3, Jacksonville, FL. 32209; 904-355-7737; email: email@example.com
; website: www.scrapcomputers.com
. Or Great Lakes Electronics – Almet Recycle, 407 Flomich St., Holly Hill, FL. 32117; 386-673-1281, 1-888-392-7831; Email: Dtodd@recycleelectronics.com
; website: www.almetrecyclesurplus.com
Q: Are there any alternate disposal sites close to Palm Coast?
A: Contact: Tomoka Farms Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach, FL. 386-947-2952 or Flagler Construction & Demolition, 2190 County Road 13, Bunnell, FL., 386-437-0960.
The money the City receives from your recycling efforts has funded:
- Christmas Tree Recycling Events
- Recycled Notepads
- Trees for the Belle Terre Median
- The City's Arbor Day Celebration
- Low Impact Development Workshop
- Growing Greener Workshop
- Bumper Stickers (report idling City vehicles)
- Parks Recycle Bins (Tennis Center, Indian Trails Sports Complex)
- Elementary School Student Tree Giveaways (Rymfire, Belle Terre, Bunnell, Wadsworth, Old Kings)
- Citizen's Academy Tree Giveaways
- Reusable Tote Bags (Citizen’s Academy, Low Impact Development Workshop)