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St. Lucie County Launches Recycle Sites for Plastic Film, Bags

St. Lucie County Launches Recycle Sites for Plastic Film, Bags

St. Lucie County Solid Waste is launching a pilot program to capture items that do not belong in the single-stream recycling carts. 

Through a partnership with the W.R.A.P. Campaign and several other counties throughout Florida, St. Lucie County will have three locations for residents to drop off plastic bags, plastic wrap and film recycling. The goal is to keep plastic bags out of the single-stream carts and provide residents more options to properly dispose of these items other than grocery store drop-offs.

St. Lucie County’s pilot locations are:

St. Lucie County Solid Waste Baling and Recycling Facility, 6120 Glades Cut-Off Road, Fort Pierce;

FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute’s Discover Center, 5600 US 1, Fort Pierce;

The Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie;

Morningside Branch Library, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie

Plastic bags and other wrap materials are recyclable; however, they can cause damage to the single-stream sorting machines. St. Lucie County will use these pilot sites to collect these materials and properly recycling them.

Items that can go into the W.R.A.P. sites include:

Plastic shopping bags

Bread bags

Bubble wrap

Clear product wrap such as the wrapping around paper towels or paper plates

Dry cleaning wraps

Produce bags

Drink case wraps

Pallett and stretch wraps

Newspaper bags

These sites will not accept six-pack rings or frozen food bags.

For more information about the W.R.A.P. campaign visit: For more details about St. Lucie County’s recycling efforts visit:

Other Florida counties and agencies participating in this pilot program include: Indian River; Leon; Orange; Palm Beach; Seminole; Emerald Coast Utilities Authority; Florid Recycles; Waste Management; the Florida Department of Enviormental Protection and the City of Alachua.



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