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Why Recycle?

As the Gateway to Everglades & Biscayne National Parks, the City of Homestead has a long-standing commitment to protecting our environment.  That commitment starts with you!

Do Recycle In Your Green Bin with a Yellow or Gray Lid

Homestead Public Services offers single-stream recycling to make your life easier.  HPS accepts plastics, cardboard, paper, glass, and aluminum and steel containers.  Keep in mind: 

  • You don't have to separate different types of recyclables.
  • All recyclable items should be clean and empty.
  • Containers should be rinsed and free of food waste.
  • Cardboard items should be dry. 
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Don't Recycle These Items

Recycling centers can only process loads of recyclables that contain less than a certain percent of contamination with non-recyclable items.  So, it's very important that everyone does their part to recycle correctly.  Remember, items containing food waste should never be placed in the recycling bin.

These items are some of the most common non-recyclables that contribute to contamination:

  • Plastic Bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Greasy Pizza Boxes
  • Batteries
  • Tissues
  • Hangers
  • Cellophane
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Learn More

Check out our handy recycling guide for more in-depth information.