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Melbourne Beach

Residential Recycling

Household recycling is collected one (1) time per week. Your pickup schedule is Thursday.

The following items may be recycled:

  1. Aluminum: beverage containers, foil, casserole pans and pie plates.
  2. Cans: Steel and tin.
  3. Glass: Any color food and beverage jars and bottles. Paper labels, rings and lids on glass containers are acceptable.
  4. Plastic Bottles: pet containers such as soda bottles, dishwashing soap, and shampoo bottles; HDPE natural and colored containers such as milk jugs, water bottles and detergent bottles. Labels are acceptable. For maximum efficiency, please rinse the above items and remove the original contents, labels, lids and plastic caps. These items will not be rejected if they are not rinsed.
  5. Electronic Waste: As an additional benefit of GOING GREEN with Waste Pro, you may, at no additional cost, include your electronic waste as acceptable recycling material.
  6. Paper and Cardboard: All loose newspaper, corrugated containers that are flattened, cut down or folded to 4′ x 4′ flattened and 2′ x 2′ square. Brown paper or craft paper bags, telephone books, magazines, catalogs and glossy print publications; paperboard such as cereal boxes, drinks/snack boxes and wax coated paperboard; mixed use residential and office paper; shredded paper, junk mail, computer and school paper, envelopes and manila folders.

Preparation: Residents shall be asked to rinse the items and remove organics, other contents, labels, lids and plastic caps, but there is no requirement for these to be removed from recyclable containers. Inclusion of organics, caps, lid, labels and other contents shall not be reason for rejection. All recyclable materials may be place in the same container for collection.

Items NOT Acceptable for Single Stream Recycling: Plastic bags, plastic tubs, and garbage.