According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Pinellas County, Fla., had a recycling rate of 89 percent for 2015, which is the highest rate for the State of Florida. An increase in recycled construction and demolition debris was a major contributor to the high recycling rate.
This accomplishment has helped the state move closer to its goal of recycling 75 percent of its waste by 2020. In 2015, the state’s recycling rate climbed from 42 percent to 54 percent.
The Tampa Bay Reporter has more:
Pinellas County has been recognized for having the highest recycling rate in the state of Florida.
The recycling rate for 2015 was 89 percent as released by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on July 1.
“Pinellas County celebrates this significant achievement by recognizing our 24 municipal partners, private recyclers and citizens who contributed to the 2015 recycling rate,” said Kelsi Oswald, director of Pinellas County Solid Waste.