ECUA Recycling Program Gains Popularity

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) Recycling Program debuted on January 5, 2009, as part of the regular residential sanitation service. Now two years later, 53 per cent of 73,000 customers have specifically chosen to use this simple and cost-effective program.

According to Randy Rudd, director of sanitation services, “The recycling service continues to evolve with tremendous success. Over 39,000 customers are currently participating in the program.”

The Recycling Program delivers approximately 50 new cans a week to customers who have requested to begin recycling. “We are currently collecting 170 tons of recyclable materials, per week, which is the average weekly tonnage for the year-to-date on all ECUA routes,” added Rudd.

During the week of January 4, through January 10, 2011 the ECUA collected a record 196 tons of recyclable materials for the two-year-old program.

For more information on the Recycling Program, visit the ECUA website at or contact the Customer Service Center at (850) 476-0480.