Welcome to the Recycling Page!

The City of Edgewater contracts out Recycling Collection to Southard Enterprises, Inc. (386)426-8858.



• How do I get a recycling bin?

Call Environmental Services at 386-424-2476 to request a bin and one will be delivered to you.

• Can I have more than one bin?

You may get two bins per household. Any additional recyclable items can be placed in a separate container of similar shape/size or a grocery bag near or on top of your recycle bin for collection.

• What items can be recycled?

Aluminum Cans
Brown Paper Bags
Corrugated Cardboard
Glass Jars/Bottle
Junk Mail/Office Paper/School Paper
Phone Books
Plastic Bottles/Containers #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7
Tin Cans
Thin Cardboard

(See Below for a listing of other items that can be recycled in other ways!)

• When is recycling collected?

Recycling will be collected once a week on one of your garbage collection days. Click here to view a map

• When should I place my recycling container to the street/curb?

Bins MUST be out by 7:00a.m. the day of collection. Bins may be placed to the street/curb the evening before your regular scheduled collection day. All bins MUST be removed from the street area no later than 11:00p.m. on your collection day.

• Do you collect on holidays?

In order to allow our employees an opportunity to spend holidays with their families, there are certain holidays that the City of Edgewater does not have collection services. Recycling schedules will follow City's schedules. Holidays observed are as follows:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Please click here for current Holiday Schedule

• Should I remove the caps on plastic bottles?

Yes, please remove the caps from the bottles and place in bin separately. Removing the caps allows the bottles to be crushed more easily. The caps create a safety hazard during processing if not removed.

• Should I rinse out cans/bottles/jars/containers?

Yes, all containers MUST be rinsed out. Food will contaminate the load of recyclables.

• Can I recycle any color bottles/jars?

You can recycle white, green and brown bottles/jars with or without labels.

• Do I have to flatten cardboard or cut into a certain size?

All cardboard, thin or corrugated MUST be flattened and placed in or under the bin. There is no need to cut the cardboard if it is too large for the collection truck they will leave it and have another truck collect it.

• Do I need to separate junk mail/mixed paper and newspaper?

Junk mail/mixed paper MUST be placed in a paper bag. Newspapers may be placed loose in your bin.

• What is thin cardboard?

Thin cardboard is basically any type of box. Here are a few examples: cereal boxes, cracker boxes, soda boxes, hamburger helper box, tissue box, toilet tissue roll, paper towel roll, Ziploc bag box, shoe box, or from your office it will be a paper clip box, staple box, binder box, or the back of your memo pad.

• Where can I recycle other items?

1. Plastic bags should be returned to your local grocery store for recycling.
2. Styrofoam meat trays and egg cartons can be returned to Publix for recycling.
3. Cell phones may be dropped off at the Public Works Facility at 409 Mango Tree Drive. It will be sent to the non-profit organization Cell Phone for Soldiers. They recycle the cell phone and buy calling cards for our Soldiers.
4. Rechargeable batteries may be dropped off at the Public Works Facility at 409 Mango Tree Drive. These are recycled through the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation at no cost to the City.
5. Ink cartridges may be dropped off at the Public Works Facility at 409 Mango Tree Drive. These are taken to New Smyrna Beach Middle School PTSA to be recycled.
6. Clothing, toys, working appliances, miscellaneous household items you no longer want or need?
We suggest you consider alternative ways of disposing of your unwanted items. Remembering that one person's unwanted item is another person's desire.
• Be charitable and donate your useable items to a local thrift store.
• Utilizing your local consignment shop is another great way to dispose of your unwanted items while earning a few dollars at the same time.
• Some items may be great for nursing homes, schools, and churches.

Here are a few non-profit thrift stores in the area:
• Goodwill Industries, 2984 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater, FL 386-428-2939
• People for Drug Free Youth, 1431 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 386-423-7911
• Hospice, 720 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 386-426-7308
• Habitat for Humanity, 722 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 386-428-5010

• How do I arrange to have someone speak to my organization or business about recycling?

Our Environmental Services Administrator offers environmental issue presentations to homeowner associations, civic organizations, schools, church, and staff meetings for business. Please contact Tyna Lynn Hilton, Environmental Services Administrator at 386-424-2494 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a presentation.

• My question is not listed here, who can I call?

For further questions, please call Environmental Services at 386-424-2476 between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 4:30p.m., Monday-Friday or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Southard Enterprises, Inc. (current recycling contractor) may be reached at 386-426-8858.