How To Recycle in Alachua County for 2013

Do you need a recycling bin? if so, please call:

  •  County residents call (352) 338-3233
  •  City Residents call (352) 334-2330

BIG BLUE BIN : This bin is used for COMMINGLED RECYCLABLES.  It can be green or black, this is NOT FOR PLASTIC BAGS

  • Food and Beverage Cartons – new for 2013
  • Plastic and Gladd Bottles and Jars
  • Metal Cans
  • Yogurt Cups
  • Margarine Tubs
  • Empty Aerosol Cans 

BIG ORANGE BIN : This bin is used for PAPER.  It can be green or black. Put all  PAPER RECYCLABLES in a paper bag.

  • Paperback Books – new for 2013 (please donate this instead if possible)
  • Coupon Books- new for 2013
  • School workbooks – new for 2013
  • Junk Mail
  • Magazines
  • Office Paper
  • Catalogs
  • Newspapers
  • Phone Books
  • Paper Bags
  • Clean Cardboard ( 3′ X 3′ flattened)


5125 NE 63rd Ave, Gainesville, FL – (352) 334-0440

This center collects, recycles and properly disposes of the following household hazardous wastes:

  • Perscription and over-the-counter medications
  • Electronics, computers and tv’s
  • Paint solvents and automotive products
  • Household, yard and pool chemicals
  • Fluorescent lights, aerosol cans, batteries and much more

Rural Collection Centers

Located near Archer, Fairbanks, High Springs, North Central (SR 121) and Phifer.  Items they take include:

  • Large household items
  • Recyclables
  • Hazardous waste
  • Household and yard trash
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