Curbside Recycling Program

Curbside Recycling Program

Look for the yellow lid!Curbside Recycling

Your recycling is collected once per week on either Thursday or Friday. Please place your can curbside the night before collection with the handle facing away from the street. Your can has an in-mold label that outlines the Dos and Don’ts of recycling. You do not have to separate your material and it can be placed in your cart loose and un-bagged. The City of Fort Walton Beach no longer accepts glass as a recyclable. Please do not place yard waste in your container.

What can be placed in the recycle cart?
You can check our list below for examples of acceptable items, or you can contact us at (85) 833-9655 for more information.


The Following Items Should Not be Placed in your Recycle Cart:

  • Garden Hoses
  • Plastic foam (cups, egg cartons, take-out containers)
  • Plastic bags, films and packaging
  • Fabric, clothing and textiles
  • Wire clothes hangers
  • Pizza boxes
  • Syringes
  • Trash (you may be charged for extra trash if you put trash in your recycling cart)
  • Electronics
  • Food
  • Yard trimmings/leaves
  • Helium tanks
  • Large metal items (such as frying pans and metal pipes)
  • Large plastics that do not fit in the recycling cart with the lid closed.

Before you Recycle:
Rinse food residue off all recyclables
Dry paper before placing it in your cart
Crush recyclables like cans, plastic jugs, and bottles
Flatten boxboard and corrugated cardboard
Remove any metal components from plastic items

Collection Guidelines
•Place recycling cart at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on day of scheduled pickup
•Set your cart at least 4 feet away from cars, mailboxes, trees, overhead wires, or other obstructions.

Click here for Residential Recycling map

Click here for Guide to Services

Holiday Schedule:
If your collection day falls on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day, recyclables will be picked up on your next scheduled pickup day.