Recycling Division

Residential Curbside   Apartment/Condo   Commercial

The City of Gainesville has a mandatory commercial recycling ordinance that requires all commercial properties to recycle. While compliance to this ordinance is required by the city, it also provides the additional benefit of the satisfaction of helping to preserve natural resources for future generations.

Apartment/condo complexes are also considered commercial properties. If you live in an apartment/condo, check with the office manager to find out where the recycling station/area is located.  

Residential curbside recycling continues to expand what is recyclable in your orange and blue bins each year (recent additions include office paper, junk mail, plastic tubs, pasteboard, paperback books, gabletop cartons, aseptic cartons and clean pizza boxes).   

All residents are encouraged to recycle your holiday/party string lights.  You can drop them off at the Public Works Center, 405 NW 39th Ave., at any time.  A string lights recycling container has been placed outside the lobby of the aAdministrative building.

Hazardous waste is to be disposed of properly at all times to protect the environment for future generations.  Hazardous waste cannot be disposed of in the regular garbage waste.  Residents can take their hazardous waste to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, 5125 NE 63rd Ave., 352 334-0440.

The City of Gainesville is committed to leading by example in workplace recycling.  Recycling in all municipal offices by providing commingled recycle containers in the kitchens and breakrooms as well as paper and cardboard recycling in the offices.  We encourage our employees to reduce waste. (Example: Reuse ceramic cups instead of using throw-away paper or styrofoam cups and to copy paper on both sides).  To close the loop, the City of Gainesville encourages that municipal offices purchase recycle content supplies whenever possible. 

When in doubt, don't throw it out.  Check out the A-Z Recycling Source guide first to see if it can be recycled in some way.

Last updated September 2019