In September, the City of Deerfield Beach kicked off the restart to its recycling program with DFB Recycling Version 2.0. The relaunched program focuses on bringing recycling back to its basics and keeping it clean through the reduction of excess contamination. As the new program’s audits have shown that although there has been some improvements and reduction in contamination, levels are still too high and much more work is needed.
In order to further combat this contamination issue, staff has begun performing recycling audits. Through the audit process, containers that are identified with high levels of contamination are recorded and provided with a notice which reiterates the City’s ordinances and provides recycling guidelines and related resources. Containers that exhibit continued high levels of contamination will receive a second notice and subsequent or continued occurrences of excessive contamination may result in service cancelation and/or charges.
The City continues to urge residents and businesses to “know before you throw” and “when in doubt throw it out” to help the City reduce its recycling contamination levels.
Residents are also advised that they can continue to bring recyclable materials to the Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 401 SW 4 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL.
For more information, contact the Department of Sustainable Management at (954) 480-4391 or visit www.DFB.city/recycling.