Florida - County Annual Solid Waste Management Reports

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

MSW and Recycling Collected (2015)

See how much waste was collected by Florida counties in 2015.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection - 2015

(1) Materials Type (2) Collected Tons (3) Percent Total Tons (m) (4) Pounds per Capita per Day (n) (5) DEP Certified #s (6) Non-Certified Recycling #s (7) Recycled Tons Total (b) (8) Percent Recycled (o)
Florida Department of Environmental Protection - 2015 Population (a): 19,815,183
Newspaper [c] 1,006,786.00 3.09 0.28 248,373.00 20,662.00 269,035.00 26.72
Glass [c] 857,028.00 2.63 0.24 249,921.00 20,891.00 270,812.00 31.60
Aluminum Cans [c] 191,452.00 0.59 0.05 38,943.00 3,776.00 42,719.00 22.31
Plastic Bottles [c] 456,606.00 1.40 0.13 49,753.00 7,691.00 57,444.00 12.58
Steel Cans [c] 304,514.00 0.93 0.08 24,555.00 13,109.00 37,664.00 12.37
Corrugated Paper [c] 2,527,633.00 7.76 0.70 908,774.00 210,934.00 1,119,708.00 44.30
Office Paper [c] 664,919.00 2.04 0.18 81,085.00 3,988.00 85,073.00 12.79
Yard Trash [c] 3,809,067.00 11.69 1.05 0 2,141,628.00 2,141,628.00 56.22
Other Plastics 1,436,638.00 4.41 0.40 114,437.00 15,549.00 129,986.00 9.05
Ferrous Metals [d] 2,419,180.00 7.42 0.67 1,661,303.00 58,198.00 1,719,501.00 71.08
White Goods [d] 348,364.00 1.07 0.10 0 249,345.00 249,345.00 71.58
Non Ferrous Metal 495,426.00 1.52 0.14 283,841.00 10,810.00 294,651.00 59.47
Other Paper 2,370,740.00 7.27 0.66 423,063.00 47,331.00 470,394.00 19.84
Textiles 751,434.00 2.31 0.21 16,082.00 24,819.00 40,901.00 5.44
C&D Debris [g] 9,643,914.00 29.59 2.67 2,508,431.00 2,841,382.00 5,349,813.00 55.47
Food 1,983,247.00 6.09 0.55 0 88,953.00 88,953.00 4.49
Miscellaneous 3,084,340.00 9.46 0.85 0 793,921.00 793,921.00 25.74
Tires 238,225.00 0.73 0.07 0 103,803.00 103,803.00 43.57
Process Fuel [e][f] 0 0 0 0 544,353.00 544,353.00
County Totals 32,589,513.00 100.00 9.01 6,608,561.00 7,201,143.00 13,809,704.00 42.37
  • (a) Official April 1, 2010 Governor's Office population estimates.
  • (b) Recovered Material Certified Numbers + Non-Certified Numbers = Total Recycled Tons
  • (c) The Legislature established a goal of recycling a 'significant portion' of at least four out of these eight materials.
  • (d) The total of Process Fuel and Yard Trash can count towards no more than one half of the 30 percent recycling goal for each county.
  • (e) To establish ferrous tonnage, subtract known white goods tonnage from Certified ferrous tonnage (White Goods + Ferrous Metals = Certified Ferrous.) - If white goods tonnage is not known, use 16% of the Certified Ferrous tonnage for this figure.
  • (f) Process fuel (yard, wood and paper waste used in process boilers) should not be included in line 4, column 2 (total county tons collected), as they are accounted for in other material categories. They should be counted in line 4. column 7 (total county tons recycled).
  • (g) Tonnage most likely only includes Land Clearing Debris (LCD) reported by permitted C&D Facilities.
  • (m) Percent Total Tons = Material type tons divided by total county tons collected times 100.
  • (n) Pounds/Capita/Day = Material type tons times 2,000 pound/ton divided by the 2010 county population divided by 365 days.
  • (o) Percent Recycled = Total recycled tons divided by column 2 (material type tons) times 100. No recycling rates can be greater than 100%.