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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
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 cans that are not empty as household hazardous waste


Plastics numbered 1 through 5 and 7
Detergent bottles
Cleaning solution bottles
Plastic food and beverage containers


Milk and creamer containers
Juice boxes
Soup and broth containers


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

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.


  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic bags
  • Needles
  • Batteries
  • Weapons
  • Shredded paper
  • Food waste

 Note: Recycling is  automated and collected every other week in all service areas.

· Must use city-issued recycling carts– they have a yellow lid
· Place carts at least two (2) feet apart and three (3) feet away from obstructions
· Carts must face out with the wheels facing away from the road
· Lids must be fully closed; save excess for the next recycle collection day
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