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Posted on: August 20, 2018

City Introduces DFB Recycling Version 2.0 - Know Before You Throw, When in Doubt Leave it Out

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, the City Commission voted 5 – 0 to approve a new Waste Management contract for recycling services. Therefore, the City of Deerfield Beach is excited to announce that it will kick off DFB Recycling Version 2.0 on Monday, September 3, 2018. This relaunch of the curbside recycling collection program will focus on bringing recycling back to its basics, and keeping it clean through the elimination of excess contamination.

The City will resume curbside residential, multifamily, and commercial recycling collections on Monday, September 3. Recycling collection schedules will remain the same as they were before the suspension. Residents will continue to use the same blue recycling bins.  

For a map of collection schedules, please visit

DFB Recycling Version 2.0 program recyclables will consist of: cans, paper, flattened cardboard, plastic bottles, containers, and jugs, as well as glass bottles and containers. All containers should have caps and lids removed and be rinsed and dried. The new program will no longer tolerate contaminants like plastic bags, pizza boxes and other food-contaminated items. The City will be regularly monitoring collection routes for these items. 

Just because something can be recycled does not mean it is part of the DFB Recycling Version 2.0 program. If it is not included in the program, then it is considered contamination.

The restart to curbside recycling collection means no more garbage in your recycling bin. Only recyclables that are on the program list are allowed in the bin; ANYTHING ELSE is considered CONTAMINATION. Know before you throw, and when in doubt, leave it out.

The City is asking residents to be vigilant. Recycling can be a great way for our community to do its part in protecting our environment. We must get this right to keep costs down and make this initiative truly sustainable.

Additionally, the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center will resume collection of recyclables that are included on the program list, as well as all materials regularly collected at the Center. For the list of materials that can be dropped off at this location visit

Stay tuned for additional information regarding the relaunch of our recycling collection programs and DFB Recycling Version 2.0!

For additional information, please call the Department of Sustainable Management at (954) 480-4391 or visit Check out the Recycling Frequently Asked Questions at Please check out the Mayor’s message and other recycling videos on our City website at and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter), where continual education will be posted.


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