2022 Environmental Savings


1,162,743 Gallons
of Water

254,367 Kilowatt Hours
of Energy

13,295 Gallons
of Oil

635 Cubic Yards
of Landfill

2022 Recycling Drop-Off Center Averages

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

727People
Per Month
61People
Per Day
11.5*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.

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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.
OCT

6350

NOV

6085

DEC

8880

JAN

9380

FEB

7870

MAR

9000

APR

10225

MAY

8185

JUN

8145

JUL

9990

AUG

7940

SEP

7595


Number of Participants
OCT

779

NOV

593

DEC

732

JAN

828

FEB

704

MAR

697

APR

891

MAY

655

JUN

664

JUL

834

AUG

652

SEP

686


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69,920Pounds
leaderboard-plastic
19,750Pounds
leaderboard-aluminum
10,005Pounds

2021 Ecological Equivalency

Cardboard
316,737.6Gallons of Water
157,320kWh Energy
1,748Gallons of Oil
279.68 yd3 Landfill Space
Plastic
434,500Gallons of Water
57,077.5kWh Energy
6,754.5Gallons of Oil
296.25yd3 Landfill Space
Metal
411,505.65Gallons of Water
39,969.98kWh Energy
4,792.34Gallons of Oil
58.93yd3 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