Seminole Expanding Residential Recycling Program and Helping Needy Families With Waste Beds
Seminole County Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) has expanded its residential recycling program to include all residential paper. In addition to the commingled containers such as plastics (#1-#7); brown, green and clear glass bottles and jars; and bimetal/steel (including aerosols) and aluminum cans; residents may now place any residential fiber material in their curbside recycling bin. The fiber materials include, newspapers (with inserts), corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut to fit in bin), junk mail, white paper, colored paper, magazines, box board, carrier stock, brown paper bags and phone books. The expansion is intended to remove much of the guesswork from recycling. Whether it’s a pizza box, cereal box, or paper towel roll, if it rips, throw it in the bin.
SWMD is also partnering with Mustard Seed of Central Florida (TMS), the respected local nonprofit furniture and clothing bank, to provide TMS with waste mattresses and box springs collected at the County’s Central Transfer Station (CTS).
Beginning August 6, 2012, SWMD will accept waste mattresses and box springs, at no cost to the customer, at the CTS located at 1950 SR 419 in Longwood. TMS will subsequently collect the materials for reuse or recycling to support their efforts toward assisting hundreds of disadvantaged families in Central Florida with furniture and clothing. With so many families in need of household furnishings and other basics, the partnership will make beneficial use of items that would likely otherwise be landfilled. Therefore, this opportunity to increase recycling and landfill longevity also generates direct assistance to many in need.
The CTS is open between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday through Saturday for the acceptance of recyclables (including large amounts of cardboard that may not fit in the residential recycling bin), household hazardous waste, waste tires, yard waste, or garbage. For more information about the SWMD and related charges, or recycling assistance (such as requesting a new bin) the customer service phone number, email and website information are provided below.
TMS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that assists veterans, AIDS victims, hospice patients, the handicapped, refugees, people coming out of homeless shelters, and other victims of personal tragedy or weather-related disaster. For more information about TMS, or to schedule a pickup at your residence, contact information is provided below.
CONTACT: Jim Cundiff CONTACT: Customer Service
12 Mustard Seed Lane 1950 SR 419
Orlando, FL 32810 Longwood, FL 32750
Phone 407-875-2040 Phone 407-665-2260 (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; M-F)
Fax 407-875-3413 Fax 407-324-5731