Effective date: 7/31/2018

    (1) Florida Statutes § 403.7032(3), requires each state agency, public institution of higher learning, community college, and state university, including all buildings that are occupied by municipal, county, or state employees and entities occupying buildings managed by the Department of Management Services, to annually report all recycled materials and submit the Annual Recycling Report from Public Sector Entities to Counties to the county using the Department’s designated reporting format. That designated format is Form 62-716.460(1), Annual Recycling Report from Public Sector Entities to Counties, effective [7-31-18], hereby adopted and incorporated by reference (http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-08859), and which shall be submitted electronically, including using electronic systems where established by the Department at https://connect.re-trac.com/registration/fl-public-sctr-annl-rpt. Public Sector Entities experiencing a technological hardship may request an exemption from the electronic submission requirement by submitting this Annual Recycling Report from Public Sector Entities to Counties on paper on Form 62-716.460(1). Copies of this form are available on the internet at http://www.floridadep.gov/waste/waste-reduction/content/forms-chapter-62-716-solid-waste-grants-program or by contacting the Department of Environmental Protection, Waste Reduction and Registration Section, MS #4555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.
    (2) Florida Statutes § 403.7032(3), encourages certain private businesses to annually report the amount of materials they recycle and submit the Annual Voluntary Recycling Recognition Form to the county using the Department’s designated reporting format. That designated format is Form 62-716.460(2), Annual Voluntary Recycling Recognition Form, effective [7-31-18], hereby adopted and incorporated by reference (http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-08860), and which shall be submitted electronically, including using electronic systems where established by the Department at https://connect.re-trac.com/registration/fl-annual-vol-rec-rep. Businesses experiencing a technological hardship may request an exemption from the electronic submission requirement by submitting the Annual Voluntary Recycling Recognition Form on paper on Form 62-716.460(2). Copies of this form are available on the internet at http://www.floridadep.gov/waste/waste-reduction/content/forms-chapter-62-716-solid-waste-grants-program or by contacting the Waste Reduction and Registration Section, MS #4555, Division of Waste Management, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.
    (3) In accordance with section 403.7032, F.S., Florida’s long-term goal for recycling efforts is to recycle at least 75 percent of the municipal solid waste that would otherwise be disposed. As part of the Department’s comprehensive recycling program that is designed to achieve this goal, it is important for the Department to provide statewide recognition of successful recycling efforts by schools, businesses, public groups, and private citizens. In order to be considered for such recognition, those entities must complete Form 62-716.900(6), Annual Voluntary Recycling Recognition Form, as discussed in subsection (2), above.
Rulemaking authorized by Florida Statutes § 403.704. Implements Florida Statutes § 403.7032, 403.706. History”‘New 12-17-13, Amended 7-31-18.