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America Recycles Day

November 15, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Multiple Locations:

  • Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Blvd., 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Parking lot of Bank of America, 301 3rd St. Neptune Beach, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful will join with several shredding companies for the ninth annual America Recycles Day in November.


All materials listed below will be collected at America Recycles Day event: 

  • Cardboard
  • Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
  • Packing paper
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Cartons
  • Newspaper
Shredding  materials:
  • Invoices
  • Credit card statements
  • Cancelled checks
  • Bank statements
  • Tax records or related information (outside of retention dates)
  • Computer paper                                     
  • White office paper                                 
  • Copy paper
  • Colored office paper
  • Forms and files
  • Fax paper
  • Envelopes
Reusable materials:
  • Mobile phones/chargers
  • iPods
  • Gently worn or new shoes
  • Gently worn sweaters
Teacher supplies:                                                     
  • Three-ring binders
  • Calculators
  • File folders
  • Hanging files
  • Glue/paste
  • Hole punches
  • In/out trays
  • Envelopes                                  
  • Children’s books
  • Ink pads/stamps
  • Magnets
  • Mouse pads
  • Note pads
  • Blank paper (all kinds)
  • Project folders
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Rulers                        
  • Scissors 
  • Staplers/staples
  • Staple removers
  • Stationery
  • Tape dispensers/tape
  • Wire baskets
  • Styrofoam (egg cartons, punch outs, meat/vegetable trays, sheets of Styrofoam)
  • Plastics (film canisters, forks, spoons and knives, Plexiglas, self-sealing bags, Styrofoam, straws)
Miscellaneous items:
  • Beads
  • Beakers/flasks
  • Buttons
  • Carpet squares
  • Fabric samples
  • Games
  • Mylar
  • Nails
  • Pie tins
  • Promotional items
  • Puzzles
  • Shoe boxes 
  • Shoe strings
  • Student incentives
  • Telephone wire
  • Test tubes
  • Toothpicks
  • Toys
  • Vinyl
  • Wallpaper books
IMPORTANT: This drop off event is for Jacksonville/Duval County residents only. Commercial/business recyclables will not be accepted. Other than cell phones and chargers, no electronic waste will be accepted at this event. Absolutely no liquids or household hazardous will be accepted at this event. Residents may take those items to the city's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Ave. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The facility is closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual material, call (904) 387-8847.

About America Recycles Day:
Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day is celebrated each year in November. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.  Keep Jacksonville Beautiful has been conducting America Recycling events since 2010.

The celebration focuses on informing and educating; getting neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when they all work together; and making recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.  

To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit For more information about Keep Jacksonville Beautiful visit the Keep Jacksonville Beautiful website or call (904) 630-CITY.