The City of Lakeland has always had a commitment to being a responsible partner in preserving our environment. Since 1999 we have maintained a successful curbside recycling program within the City limits of Lakeland. With new technologies and opportunities available we can now accept more recycled materials.
In December 2012, the City of Lakeland implemented a single-stream recycling program. Single stream recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals and other containers are mixed in a collection truck instead of being sorted at the curb by a solid waste employee. Now you will be able to recycle so much more!
Items you are now able to recycle: Phone Books, Small Appliances, Office Papers, Household Pots & Pans, All Glass Materials, Steel and Aluminum Cans, Plastics 1-7, Magazines & Newspapers, Cereal and Food Boxes, Paper Juice Boxes, Paper Back Books, Empty Aerosol Cans, Aluminum Foil, Styrofoam, Pie Pans, and shredded paper provided it is in cardboard boxes or paper bags (no plastic), rigid plastics items such as children's toys and outdoor lawn furniture.
Watch our latest video for details on what you can recycle.
Have questions? Call (863) 834-8773.