FAQ 2017-03-11T21:28:26+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have multiple Eco Bags / Bins? 2017-03-11T22:04:30+00:00

First Coast Recycling’s service level pricing is based on how much volume your recyclable materials take up in our collection trailer. When our collection trailer is full, we have to transport it to a transfer station and pay a fee to dump the recyclable materials. For this reason, we do not typically issue multiple Eco Bags or Recycling Bins for our customers. If you find that you cannot fit your recyclable materials in the container you are provided please consider upgrading your service level.

I’m going out of town, can I suspend service? 2017-03-11T21:55:30+00:00

Yes, you can contact First Coast Recycling at (904) 540-0514 any time to suspend your recycling service. Unfortunately, we still require you maintain your monthly, or quarterly payments during your suspension period. If you are frequently out of town or a seasonal resident, consider our weekly / seasonal service level.

What happens to my recycling? 2017-03-11T21:55:37+00:00

First Coast Recycling is partnered up with Republic Services for disposing of solid waste materials. The solid waste materials are dropped at a transfer station where it is then loaded onto 53′ semi trailers and transported to a sorting facility in Jacksonville. At the sorting facility, the materials are run down a state-of-the-art sorting conveyor and then separated by types such as paper, plastic, glass, and metals.

This is known as Single Stream Recycling. Single-stream (also known as “fully commingled” or “single-sort”) 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 by the depositor into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, corrugated fiberboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process. In single-stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility.

What can & cannot be recycled? 2017-03-11T21:54:52+00:00

What can be recycled?

  • Plastics (#1 through #5 Only)
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Aluminum & tin cans
  • Magazines, catalogs, newspapers & mail
  • Cardboard boxes (2’x3’ max) & Paperboard (Unflattened = Uncollected)
  • Shredded paper (must be in closed paper bag)

What can not be recycled?

  • Plastic bags & bubble wrap
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Tissue, Napkins, Paper Towels
  • Styrofoam
  • Light Bulbs
  • Electronics
  • Yard waste
  • Ceramic
  • Plate glass
  • Mirrors