Update:  Important Information on the Residential Recycling Program


The ECUA is using a single stream recycling system. This means the customer puts all recyclables in the gray recycling can, no sorting is required! The ECUA recycling truck will deliver the commingled recyclables to a processing facility that will do the sorting. While sorting is not required, it is very important that only acceptable items be placed in the gray recycling can.

Bag Your Bags (Gone With The Wind) Campaign

Curbside Recycling Program FAQs  or (Video)

Recycling Signup Form

Compact Fluorescent Light(CFL)

Recycling Polystyrene Packing Peanuts Locally

Bulky Recycle Program FAQ  or Video


What Can I Place in My Recycling Can?

Yes! Please Recycle These Items:

  • Glass; any color
  • Newspaper & Inserts 
  • Magazines & Catalogs
  • Junk Mail & Envelopes 
  • Cardboard
  • Phone Books
  • Office and School Papers (colored paper) 
  • Brown Paper Bags (grocery)
  • Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.) 
  • Pizza Boxes• Plastic Produce Clamshells 
  • Plastics No. 1 through 7
  • Plastic Milk Jugs, bottles, and containers 
  • Aluminum Cans & Lids 
  • Pet Food Cans and Dry Pet Food Bags 
  • Aluminum Foil Baking Pans
  • Balls of Tin Foil; Foil Pie Tins 
  • Tin and Steel Cans & Lids
  • Metal Pots, Pans & Cookie Sheets 
  • Egg Cartons, cardboard only at this time

No! Do Not Recycle These Items:

  • No Plastic Bags - Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they collect   plastic bags for recycling.
  • No Empty Plastic Bags
  • No Ice Cream Cartons
  • No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons
  • No Aerosol Cans 
  • No Juice Boxes / Bags
  • No Food Waste
  • No Garbage or Yard Waste
  • No Garden Hoses
  • No Window Blinds
  • No Bubblewrap
  • No Tarps
  • No Bedding or linens
  • No Carpeting or Rugs
  • No Construction Materials

Bulk Recycling Program-       Please call for pick up

  • Car and Truck Tires (No Equipment Tires) 
  • Car and Truck Batteries 
  • 20 lb. Propane Tanks 
  • Appliances 
  • Large Amounts of Cardboard 
  • Household Electronics Including: Computer Monitors (CRTs and Flat Panels); Televisions (CRTs and Flat Screen); Computers: Desktop and Laptop, including Computer Parts, Keyboards, Mouse, Printers, Scanners, and Copy Machines; Stereos, Radios, CD Players, and Tape Players, VCRs; Telephones, Cell Phones, Fax Machines; Video Game Systems, Rechargeable Batteries



ECUA Recycling Drop-off Site (s):

In addition to the Escambia County Recycling Drop-off Sites listed below, the ECUA has established a recycling drop-off site on its Ellyson campus.  The site is located on Sturdevant Street (off Copter Road), between the old airplane hangar and the ECUA Water Quality Laboratory.  Items accepted at this drop-off site are the regular recyclables that are permitted for disposal in the residential curbside recycling container.   Bulk recyclables and yard waste are not accepted at this site.  We also have added a collection rack in the same area for the convenient drop-off of your household cooking oils and grease.