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Posted on: December 8, 2020

4ocean Update: 2,600 Pounds of Recyclable Waste Removed from City Beaches

4ocean blue recycling bin at the beach

In an effort to keep Boca’s beaches clean and free of debris and plastics, the City is partnering with Boca Raton-based 4ocean on a 6-month pilot program to increase recycling efforts at City beaches.

4ocean is a Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to end the ocean plastic crisis by cleaning the ocean and coastlines and stopping the inflow of plastic by changing consumption habits.

Beginning this month, 4ocean will empty and sort 9 large recycling bins placed on Boca beaches. Residents and visitors can look for the large, blue recycling cans at: 

  • South Beach Beach Park
  • Red Reef Park 
  • Three Spanish River Park tunnels
  • Silver Palm Park. 

Recycle bin collections will take place three times each week and the items will be sorted in the 4ocean warehouse for contamination. Information about top recyclable items and top contamination issues will be provided to the City, and additional public information will be distributed to help inform residents and visitors about better recycling habits. 

There are many ways to keep our oceans clean and our wildlife safe. Learn more about reducing the use single use plastics and using the clean-up buckets that are available at Boca Raton’s Ocean Rescue stands. Thanks for doing your part!

Update: April 2021

2,600 Pounds of Recyclable Waste Removed from City Beaches

Starting December 2020, 4ocean placed 9 large, branded recycling bins at four City beach locations. With the help of beachgoers, 2,600 pounds of plastic waste was disposed of from City beaches in fourth months. 85% of that waste was recycled, with the most common items being single-use plastics, and the most common non-recyclable items being wrappers and plastic bags. Learn more about the City's environmental sustainability efforts...

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