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.

Curbside Recycling Program FAQs  or (Video)

Recycling Sign up Form

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)

Recycling Polystyrene Packing Peanuts Locally

Bulky Recycle Program FAQ  or Video


What Can I Place in My Recycling Can?
Updated 6-15-18

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 
  • 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 Ice Cream Cartons
  • No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons
  • No Aerosol Cans 
  • No Juice Boxes / Bags
  • No Pet Food Cans and Dry Pet Food Bags 
  • No Aluminum Foil Baking Pans
  • No Balls of Tin Foil; Foil Pie Tins 
  • 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
  • No Clothes
  • No Diapers
  • No Residential Medical Supplies/Waste

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):

Effective May 1, 2017 the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding that allowed the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority to assume collection of recyclables at all drop off centers in the county.  Items accepted at these drop-off sites are the regular recyclables that are permitted for disposal in the residential curbside recycling container.   Bulk recyclables and yard waste are not accepted at these sites. 

Drop-off Recycling Sites:

  • Baars Softball Field: 12950 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola
  • ECUA Ellyson Campus (between the old airplane hangar and the ECUA Water Quality Laboratory): 9255 Sturdevant Street, Pensacola ** See note below.
  • Escambia High School: 1310 N. 65th Avenue, Pensacola
  • Ever'man's315 West Garden Street ** See note below.
  • Ferry Pass Fire Station: 2331 E. Johnson Avenue, Pensacola
  • John R. Jones Athletic Park: 555 E. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola
  • Molino Fire Station: 1459 Molino Rd, Molino
  • Oak Grove Convenience Center: 745 County Road 99, McDavid
  • Perdido Landfill: 13009 Beulah Road, Cantonment
  • UF/IFAS Extension Office: 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment

** We also have a collection rack in the same area for the convenient drop-off of your household cooking oils and grease.