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Recycling Report: Gulfport Needs Your Beer Cans
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Recycling Report: Gulfport Needs Your Beer Cans

Gulfport, Florida -- You may recycle because, as some say, "it's the right thing to do", but many people don't realize recycling can mean money for Gulfport. Unlike trash, which the city must pay the county to accept at its waste-to-energy (WTE) facility, materials recovery facilities, or MRFs (pronounced to rhyme with "turf"), pay cities for their recyclables.

Every week, the city's recycling truck collects plastics, cans, and old paper from blue and green curbside bins and bring them to the MRF by the WTE.

"We were sending our recyclables to SP Recycling in Largo until they were purchased by Recycling Services of Florida last month," Public Works Director Don Sopak explains. "They closed the facility in Largo and now we haul to Recycling Services' yard by the landfill on 126th Avenue North. All the recycling material hauled goes through their MRF to be sold."

 

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