How to Recycle in Cocoa Beach/Brevard County
Seeing the beauty the environment provides us everyday – from the beaches to the river to the landscape – makes the residents of Cocoa Beach much more mindful of preserving the beauty we have. Here’s a quick article to help make our town even better than it already is.
According to the EPA, approximately 75% of the trash Americans throw away each week is recyclable. Yet only 25% is actually recycled.
Residents of unincorporated Brevard County who have curbside service can request a recycling bin. Call (321) 636-6894 for North and Central Brevard or (321) 723-4455 for South Brevard, or visit www.brevardcounty.us/swr. Recycling bins need to be placed by the curb before 6 a.m.
NO plastic bags.
|Plastic Bottles and Containers – Beverage bottles and food containers (water and soda, yogurt and butter tubs). Dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner and similar items. Caps and pumps on can be left on. No straws.|
|Cardboard, etc. – Milk & juice cartons, paper towel & toilet tissue rolls, paper-board food boxes and clean, dry, flattened corrugated cardboard boxes (no greasy pizza boxes).|
|Aluminum cans, etc. – Aluminum, steel and tin cans, clean foil & aluminum food pans|
|Glass bottles & jars. – Clear and color glass bottles and jars. NO oven cookware, drinking glasses or ceramics.|
|Paper – Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, office paper, junk mail, envelopes, telephone books and paper bags.|
Remember to lightly rinse all bottles and containers.
Creativity & Community through recycling
The Reusable Resources Adventure Center accepts items, such as paper, wood, fabric and plastic, to recycle into children’s art projects. http://www.reusecenterbrevard.org
While not everything is recyclable, not everything can be discarded either.
There are many everyday household items and materials that pose a threat to the environment and human health if not properly discarded.
Did you know that throwing away electronics is incredibly hazardous to the community?
Big name brands like: Apple, Dell, Gateway, HP, IBM, Sony, and Toshiba offer buybacks and free recycling for your electronics so you can safely and sustainably dispose of your old electronics. More info
Alkaline batteries – (AA, AAA, C, D) have been determined as non-hazardous and may be disposed of in your regular trash.
These are definitely not a good thing to toss in a bin for a variety of reasons. The DEA hosts a yearly Prescription Drug Take Back day which just happens to be a few weeks from now on April 29th. Cocoa Beach residents can conveniently bring their medications to the Cocoa Beach County Commission room located at 2 S ORLANDO AVE COCOA BEACH FL, 32931 or Cocoa Beach Police Department located at 20 South Orlando Avenue and Cocoa Police Department at 1226 W KING ST COCOA FL, 32922 from 10:00AM- 2:00PM on April 29, 2017. For more information or alternate drop-off locations visit the DEA official Take Back Day website.
We’re lucky to live where we do and should do everything we can to preserve the beauty of Cocoa Beach!