Items Approved for Recycling in your Cart
WM's innovative sorting technology allows residents to put all their recyclables - plastic, metal, paper and more- into a single bin. This approach allows us to recover up to three times as many recyclable material as in the past. This new program will help Palm Bay comply with the new state 75% recycling goal, to be achieved by the year 2020. The city and county can be subject to penalties and residents may be subject to a "pay as you throw" system if this goal is not met.
The cart with the yellow lid is to be used for recycling only. The following items can be placed in your recycling cart:
Aluminum, Tin and Steel Cans
Lightly rinse beverage and food cans. Empty aerosol cans are accepted. Clean aluminum foil and disposable aluminum pans can also be placed in your recycling cart.
Glass: Lightly rinse glass jars and bottles and throw lids away. Do NOT include window glass, ceramic cups, or dishes, light bulbs, mirrors or broken glass.
Paper Products: Please keep these items dry and remove plastic bags, which can cause the automated sorting system to fail.
Newspapers / Magazines
Envelopes (including those with windows)
Paper / Junk Mail
Corrugated cardboard boxes (broken down). If you have a large quantity of cardboard boxes, break them down and put them next to the recycling cart on collection day.
Milk / Juice Boxes
Recycle bottle with necks. Rinse the bottles and throw away the caps or spray pumps. Do NOT include bottles that contained automotive products, pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers or any other household hazarous waste.
Water / Beverage Bottles
Laundry Detergent / Bleach Bottles
Other Recycling Services
Bikes for Tykes:
Waste Management will pick up bicycles that are left curbside in Brevard County in conjunction with the Brevard County Sheriff's Bikes for Tykes program. Customers wishing to dispose of a bicycle can place the bikes beside their trash on their regular garbage collection day, and a WM supervisor will come by and pick up the bike. The bicycles will be transported to the Sheriff's work farm where they will be fixed up by jail immates, then donated to Brevard County's three sharing centers and other non-profit agencies for children or adults in need.
Contact Waste Management to schedule a bulk item collection. This would inlcude discarded furniture and household junk.
Customers can call Waste Management to arrage for a pickup of items including computer equipment, printers, cell phones, televisions, VCRs, stereos, radios, electronic clocks, electronic toys, small appliances and CDs and DVDs.
Flurescent Bulb Recycling:
Customers can call Waste Management to request special vapor-locked bags. When these are delivered to your home they will be attached to your door knob or entry gate. Place the bulbs in the bags. Put them in a safe place away from children and keep the bag sealed. If bulbs break inside the bag, do not re-open the bag. The bags can then be set out at the curbside, next to the recycling cart for collection.
Printer cartridges can be placed in a bag and placed on top of the recycling cart for collection.
Waste Management will collect four tires per household, per year. Rims must be removed. Contact Waste Management to schedule a pickup.