This was a new performance measure in 2018, with no baseline data available.
The five-year target was established to align with the State of Florida’s mission to meet a 75% recycling rate by 2020 as outlined in the Energy, Climate Change and Economic Security Act of 2008. The Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act of 2008 (House Bill 7135) was signed into law and created Section 403.7032 in the Florida Statutes. The statute directed the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop a program designed to achieve the 75% recycling rate by 2020 and submit it to the Legislature for approval. DEP submitted its goal report in 2010.
The City established the target to align with the Florida State’s mission. The Solid Waste and Recycling Program is advancing the initiative via education and outreach, the development of programs that meet neighbors demand, and a high level of operational performance.