Transforming everyday garbage into useful items for tomorrow is one tried-and-true method of conserving our environment.

Toward that effort, your ECUA encourages you to participate in the recycling process. Your daily efforts contribute in so many ways:

  • Energy: It takes less energy to produce items from recycled materials than from raw materials.
  • Economic Development: Recycling helps to create new, well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries, locally and nationally.
  • Landfills: Fewer landfills will be needed in the future and recycling extends the life of existing landfills.

The ECUA Recycling Program is completely voluntary and to date, 65% of our residential sanitation customers have chosen to participate! To join in, simply contact ECUA Customer Service at (850) 476-0480.



To get started, print and fill out the Recycling Enrollment form and return to ECUA. We'll take it from there.

Frequently Asked Questions


Curbside Recycling:

Put these items in your gray recycling container for easy weekly pick up by your ECUA Sanitation crew.


any color


newspapers & inserts


cardboard, boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.)


plastic bottles, plastics No. 1 & 2, plastic milk jugs: 2-Liters


tin and steel cans, lids, pots, pans, cookie sheets, pet food cans (no plastic liner)


cans, lids, pots, pans, cookie sheets, pet food cans (no plastic liner)


Recycling No-Nos

Please do not include these with your recyclables:

  • No Plastic bags - Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they collect plastic bags for recycling.
  • No Polystyrene products (Styrofoam®)
  • No Pet food cans or bags
  • No Ice cream cartons
  • No Waxy/paper milk cartons
  • No Aerosol cans
  • No Juice boxes or bags
  • No Garbage or yard waste
  • No Garden hoses
  • No Window blinds
  • No Tarps
  • No Bedding or linens
  • No Carpeting or rugs
  • No Construction materials
  • No Tin foil or foil baking pans
  • No Plastic chairs
  • No Residential Medical Waste
  • No Bubble Wrap
  • No Food Waste
  • No Propane Tanks
  • No Plastic or metal hangers