2021 Environmental Savings


947,103 Gallons
of Water

183,563 Kilowatt Hours
of Energy

11,205 Gallons
of Oil

473 Cubic Yards
of Landfill

2021 Recycling Drop-Off Center Averages

Open Friday - Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

556People
Per Month
62People
Per Day
10*Pounds of Recyclable Material Per Person

The City of Coconut Creek is committed to Recycling Right.  Market conditions recently changed for recycled materials worldwide and the City was experiencing an unacceptable level of contamination in single stream materials. This forced the City to suspend single family recycling curb-side pick up.  Recognizing the public's desire to recycle, we have opened a Recycling Drop-off Center just east of City Hall which is available to both residents and businesses. This webpage is designed to showcase those that are making a great effort to recycle and inspire all of us to do better.

Man carries boxes stacked up
Recycling is Part of a Thriving Community

Coconut Creek is tracking the use of the Drop-Off Center, including the number of participants and the type and volume of material.  Participation is steadily increasing.  

Recycling Participation

Repeat Recyclers (number of visits)1 x2-4 x5-9 x10+ xTotal
Number of Recyclers1121,651134231,920

The Recycling Participation Table above shows the number of times each resident visited the Drop-Off Center during the fiscal fourth quarter (July - September 2021). The vast majority of people came to the Recycling Drop-off Center two to four times which equates to most people coming by at least once a month.

As you can see from the charts below, the amount of material recycled each month is increasing. Let's keep it up!

Recycling Drop-Off Center Statistics

Recycled Lbs.
NOV

1250

DEC

1580

JAN

2340

FEB

4420

MAR

5590

APR

6550

MAY

8840

JUN

8670

JUL

6070

AUG

5920

SEP

6400

OCT

6350

NOV

6085

DEC

5660


Number of Participants
NOV

104

DEC

153

JAN

366

FEB

566

MAR

564

APR

637

MAY

730

JUN

642

JUL

698

AUG

737

SEP

485

OCT

779

NOV

593

DEC

732


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43,840Pounds
leaderboard-plastic
16,225Pounds
leaderboard-aluminum
9,520Pounds

2021 Ecological Equivalency

Cardboard
198,595.2Gallons of Water
98,640kWh Energy
1,096Gallons of Oil
175.36 yd3 Landfill Space
Plastic
356,950Gallons of Water
46,890.25kWh Energy
5,548.95Gallons of Oil
243.38yd3 Landfill Space
Metal
391,557.6Gallons of Water
38,032.4kWh Energy
4,560.08Gallons of Oil
56.15yd3 Landfill Space

Did You Know?

  • Recycling one ton of cardboard can save the equivalent of 46 gallons of oil and saves up to 700 gallons of water

  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration also says that for every one ton of paper made from recycled paper, up to 17 trees are saved and almost 50% water is used.

  • For more recycling related facts and a fun interactive world visit the EPA'S Recycle City

  • Recycling one ton of plastic saves 5,774 kilowatts of energy

  • The number of times that aluminum can be recycled is unlimited

  • According to Recycling Partnership, recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 55-inch HDTV long enough to watch a movie.

  • If we recycled all of the aluminum cans in the United States, the energy saved could power 4.1 million homes for a full year.

  • According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, recycling aluminum saves over 95% of the energy required to produce new aluminum