Frequently Asked Questions

The Martin County Transfer Station & Recycling Facility takes in vegetation and construction and demolition debris. Vegetation includes soils, tree remains, trees, landscape trimmings, and other vegetative matter which normally results from land clearing and yard or lawn maintenance activities.
Construction and demolition debris includes metals, wood, cardboard, carpet, paper, glass, plastic, roofing materials, pipe, concrete, tile, rocks, furniture and appliances.
The following items CANNOT be accepted:

  1. SHARPS, NEEDLES, PRESCRIPTIONS, MEDICATIONS, OR DRUMS OF ANY KIND.
  2. Putrescible household waste (anything that will decay, decompose, or rot).
  3. Medical waste of any kind.
  4. Any other material which poses a threat to public health or the environment.
No. There are no limits on the amount of material that can be dropped off other than the 100lb. household hazardous waste limit discussed below.
Household hazardous waste comes in many forms. Some examples are antifreeze, acetone, paint, aerosol cans, batteries, cleaners, mercury-containing lamps and devices, furniture strippers, lubricants, polishes, pesticides, used motor oil, solvents and weed killers. Items can be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the Martin County Transfer Station. Residents can dispose of 100 pounds of waste for free. All waste must be brought in secure, non-leaking containers no larger than 5-gallon buckets clearly labeled.
R3 Recycling uses a semi-automated process where an initial sort removes all large recyclables from the material stream and a second sort removes all smaller recyclables.
Recyclable material is sorted, processed, and then prepared for transport to various markets and end-users.
R3 Recycling is the company Martin County has entrusted to provide all recycling services to the Martin County Transfer Station & Recycling Facility.
In 2009 Floridians diverted 8,482,964 tons or 29% of Municipal Solid Waste from landfills through recycling. A complete breakdown of Florida’s Solid Waste Management can be viewed in the Solid Waste Annual Reports. There, you will find a breakdown of Florida’s solid waste and recycling information. (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/recycling/pages/faq.htm)