Recycling Anti-Contamination: Feet on the Street Initiative
The City of Apopka in partnership with The Recycling Partnership is launching a recycling education initiative, “Recycling Anti-Contamination: Feet on the Street” in the month of October 2020. Visit our Feet on the Street page to find out more.
Household recycling (gray cart) is collected every other Wednesday and is determined by your garbage collection day. Please refer to our Recycling Schedule for current pickup dates. If you need more room for recycling, refer to the "R" program to see your options.
Recycling Do's and Don'ts
Recyclable Items Accepted
Plastic: Bottles and Containers labeled #1 through #5
Metal: Tin, aluminum, steel, and empty aerosol cans
Glass: Bottles and jars
Cardboard: Flattened and corrugated boxes
Paper: Newspaper and advertisements, paper bags, junk mail, magazines and catalogs, office/note paper, phone books, cereal/shoe/drink boxes, milk/juice cartons.
Items Not Accepted
Food waste or liquids
Pizza boxes or juice pouches
Clothing, textiles, or carpet
Hazardous materials or electronics
Plants or yard waste such as bagged or loose grass, leaves, or small branches
Dishes, paper plates, pots, or pans
Toys or laundry baskets
Gift wrap, ribbon, or bows
Hangers (plastic or wire)
Please Note: Putting other material or trash in your recycling could cause the whole load to be rejected by the recycling processor.
Consumers can look up where to recycle specific materials in their area by zip code by visiting Recycle Nation.
To request a current recycling schedule /calendar magnet, please call 407-703-1731.
Apopka Youth Council Educational Video on Recycling
The Apopka Youth Council filmed this educational video to help residents become knowledgeable on sustainability in the City of Apopka.