Mandatory Recycling Program

Recycle Carts
The Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Green Team Advisory Committee, modified the City ordinances to mandate recycling for all new and existing multi-family units and businesses within the City as of October 1, 2015.

A recycling program is required for each business’ customers and landlord’s tenants in the City of Hollywood. On an annual basis, general recycling information and current program guidelines are to be distributed to employees of businesses and to new and existing unit owners and tenants.

Source separation is a requirement, meaning recycling material will need to be contained separately from garbage containers.

While there is a cost to recycle, recycling prevents the unnecessary disposal of usable materials, saves energy, and reduces air and water pollution. Recycling can also reduce disposal costs and save businesses money by diverting materials from the trash dumpster to the recycling container. Recycling programs are often less expensive than disposing of this material as garbage. Savings are often achieved by reducing the frequency of collection and, in some cases, the size of garbage dumpsters.

For more information, contact Public Works at 954.967.4526 or Environmental Services at 954.967.4320.