The blue container for recyclable items is for glass jars and bottles, plastic jars and bottles, metal and aluminum cans, and all clean paper and cardboard. View a list of items you can and can't recycle. View the following list of helpful video clips from Republic Services on how to become a better recycler:
The green organic waste container is for food scraps, food waste, food soiled paper, grass trimmings, yard trimmings, leaves, brush, branches smaller than 4-inches in diameter and 4-feet in length or shorter, and Christmas wreaths without decorations attached. DO NOT use the Green Organic Waste container for trash, pet waste, rocks or dirt or palm fronds as they will contaminate other recyclable organic waste. Cut palm fronds into a size that will fit into your BLACK trash container. Do not wrap fronds separately or leave them outside your container. Republic Services cannot pick them up unless they are cut to size and placed in the BLACK trash container.
Dos and Don'ts
Download, print, and reference the following Dos and Don'ts infographic on what your green container can and cannot accept:
The black container is only for trash -- NOT for recyclable items, organic waste or household hazardous waste (HHW), including household batteries. Take HHW items to a HHW collection event or battery drop-off site.
Black Container Measurements
95 to 96 Gallon Container: 180 pounds; Height 46-3/8 by Width 25-1/4 by Depth 26-3/86
65 Gallon Container: 90 pounds; Height 42-1/8 by Width 25-1/4 by Depth 26-3/8
32 Gallon Container: 50 pounds; Height 38-1/2 by Width 19 by Depth 22-1/4