Recycling at grove isle recycling in indian river county

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The State of Florida has a goal of achieving a 75% recycling rate by the year 2020. This basically means that 75% of the material that we throw out in our trash should be recycled. Indian River County (IRC) is at a 33% recycling rate now so the transition to single stream recycling is just one of the many ways they are trying work with its residents and local businesses to reach 75% by 2020! While Grove Isle residents have been doing a great job in helping Indian River County’s recycling effort, we need to continue our efforts. Below is a list of guidelines each resident should follow.


IRC has now changed to a Single Stream Recycling program where all recyclables can be mixed in one container. That means no more sorting! Below is a description of what can and cannot be recycled. This decal is also posted on each blue bin.

Do not put plastic bags or plastic film in the recycling bins. If you transport your recycled articles to the blue bins in plastic bags, empty the bags of recycled articles and discard them in the trash dumpster.

Plastic grocery bags only can be recycled at all Publix stores.

Do not place shredded paper in the recycling bins.

Do not put tires or furniture in the garbage/recycling area.

Styrofoam of any kind should not be placed in the blue bins (see the section on Styrofoam recycling).

Remove all plastic caps on plastic, metal and glass containers. Metal caps should be removed from the containers and recycled loose in the bin.

All recycled material should be rinsed clean and free of any residue contamination (e.g., food, cosmetics, detergents, etc.).

Cardboard boxes must be broken down (laid flat) and no larger than 2 feet by 3 feet in size. If you are unable to do this, see if you can get the help of a neighbor to assist you.

Do not place hazardous waste in garbage or recycling bins. Items such as oil-based paint cans, fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, automotive or boat batteries can be taken any of the five convenience centers or the main landfill for proper disposal.

Partygoers and volunteersDo not recycle foam plates or cups, used napkins, plastic bags/wrappings, or any other paper or plastic articles that have food residue on them.

If you have an article that you think is still useable, please do not leave it in garbage/recycling areas. Take it to the Salvation Army, Goodwill or one of the many thrift stores in the area.

Construction debris should not be discarded in any garbage dumpster. If you have a contractor working for you, they must remove any debris from the Grove Isle site. For do-it-yourselfers, you must take it directly to the main landfill on Oslo Road.

Located on the last page of this article are the addresses and directions to the main landfill and convenience centers for your reference.


Soda pop bottles Medicine bottles

Milk jugs Rx bottles

Water jugs Foam cups

Juice bottles Plastic wrap

Syrup bottles Sandwich bags

Ketchup bottles Bread bags

Dish detergent bottles Antifreeze bottles

Laundry Detergent bottles Motor oil containers

Bleach bottles Pesticide containers

Fabric softener bottles Foam food boxes

Floor cleaner bottles Plastic bags

Shampoo/ Conditioner bottles Paint & solvent containers

Mouthwash bottles Glue bottles

Alcoholic Beverage Containers Aerosol cans with hazardous waste

Microwave entrée dishes Sharps – needles, razor blades, knives, etc.

Butter tubs Cardboard, pizza boxes and paper - contaminated

Yogurt tubs with food or chemical residue

Ice Cream containers Shredded paper

Windshield washer bottles

Car wax/polish bottles

Tupperware containers

Flower/Tree pots

Juice/milk cartons

Soda pop cans

Coffee cans

Fruit cans

Aluminum cans/foil/plates/trays

Pie tins

Cookie/popcorn tins

Pet food cans

Vegetable cans

Soup cans

Aerosol cans with non-hazardous waste

Newspaper - loose newspapers and inserts

Phone Books

Envelopes/Junk mail

Office Paper


Brown Paper Bags

Other Paper Products - Cereal/Food Boxes,

Pizza Boxes (clean), Soda & Beer Boxes

Corrugated Cardboard – Flattened

(No Larger than 2’x3’)


  • Plastic containers - No. 1 through 7 only

  • Plastic caps/lids – remove and discard

  • Metal caps/lids – remove and recycle loose in the bin

  • No plastic bags or wrap

  • Labels are okay

  • Lightly rinse recyclables

  • NEVER, dispose of needles or "sharps" products with your recyclables

  • No shredded paper

IMPORTANT: No Styrofoam of any kind should be placed in the blue bins. Acceptable Styrofoam items (see below) can be taken to the main landfill or one of the county convenience centers.

  • Styrofoam Packaging from: Computer, Furniture, Appliance and other items in White Dimensional Expanded Polystyrene (EPS

  • Unused Hot/Cold EPS Cups


  • No packaging with mailing, shipping labels or tape attached

  • No contaminated (with food residue) foam trays or carry out containers

  • No colored egg containers or meat trays

Styrofoam Packaging Peanuts can be dropped off at Pak Mail, 762 S US 1 (Publix Plaza off Oslo Road)
"Sharps" are items that can puncture or penetrate the skin, such as needles, razor blades, etc. Sharps are NOT accepted at the curbside. Please DO NOT put sharps in recycling bin or regular trash.
Electronics, including media (i.e., CD’s, DVD’s, tapes and cases), are recycled year round at the main landfill and at all five of the customer convenience centers.
Remember, if your electric or electronic material is still in good working order, please consider giving it a second chance by donating to the Salvation Army, Goodwill or one of the many thrift shops located around the area. DO NOT use your building’s trash/recycling area as a recycling area or thrift shop.

1325 74th Ave SW Vero Beach, FL 32968

Open 7 Days per week 7:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Closed: New Year's Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Directions: Take Oslo Road west to 74th Avenue, turn left and then follow signs into landfill.

County Convenience Centers 
Open 7:00 am - 6:00 pm. All Centers are closed on Wednesday, New Year's Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

  • South Vero Beach: 950 1st Pl, Vero Beach, FL 32962 
    Closed Wednesday and Thursday

Directions: Take US Highway 1 to 1st Street (first left turn after the Vista Royale stop light); turn left onto 1st Street and go to Old Dixie Highway; turn right onto Old Dixie Highway and then make an immediate left turn onto 1st Place. Entrance to convenience center is approximately ¼ mile down.

Other centers are listed below and a map of their location can be found at the website - //

  • Roseland:

7860 130th St, Roseland, FL 32958
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Winter Beach:

3955 65th St, Vero Beach, FL 32967 
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Gifford:

4901 41st St, Vero Beach, FL 32967
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Fellsmere:

12510 County Road 512, Fellsmere, FL 32948
Closed Wednesday and Thursday

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