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Jacksonville residents can now recycle more items than ever, and there’s no need to pre-sort or remove labels from bottles and cans. The schedule and standards for recycling depend on your service area. Set out recycling no later than 6 a.m. on collection day and no earlier than 5 p.m. the day prior
(Ord. Sec. 382.415).

Single-family residents can recycle all of these items curbside in their recycle cart:



Mail, office and school paper
Newspapers, magazines, catalogs and phone books
Paperback books
Bagged shredded paper (use clear plastic bags or paper bags)
Brown paper bags
Fiberboard boxes (cracker/cereal)
Corrugated cardboard (must be flat and cut 2’ by 3’ or smaller)


Steel food containers
Aluminum cans
Aluminum baking pans
Empty aerosol cans—if you’re not sure if a can is completely empty, please treat as household hazardous waste


Plastics numbered 1 through 7
Plastic bags
Detergent bottles
Cleaning solution bottles
Plastic food and beverage containers
Styrofoam cups, containers and packaging material


Milk and creamer containers
Juice boxes
Soup and broth containers


Green, brown or clear bottles and jars discard lids with garbage


Recycling is collected weekly.
Place items in city-issued blue bin or similar sturdy plastic bin, or brown paper bags.


Recycling is collected every other week.
Place items in city-issued recycling carts – the cart with a yellow lid.
Place carts at least two (2) feet apart and three (3) feet away from obstructions.
Carts must face with wheels away from the road.
Lids must be fully closed. Save excess waste for the next recycle collection.


Single-stream, automated recycling collection with large recycle carts (with yellow lids) are provided to residential customers in areas serviced by Core-City, Republic (dba as Southland Waste Systems) (SWS) and Waste Pro (WP). The area serviced by Advanced Disposal (ADS) maintains non-automated collections of blue recycle bins. You may check online to verify if Core-City, SWS or WP is your service area.  

Please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) for assistance with your collection schedules.

Confused about all the types and sizes of batteries? Fact sheet about how to properly dispose of various batteries commonly used around the home.

To request collection service or report a problem with collection, please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit 630-CITY online