Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — More and more Floridians are getting into the swing of recycling.

In 2015, Florida’s overall recycling rate was 54 percent, according to a report released Monday by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Police: 2 Stabbed, 1 In Custody

That total figure, however, includes more than just traditional recycling of items, such as glass and paper. It also includes the production of energy generated from garbage.

READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Marine Units To Conduct Boating Under The Influence Checks This Weekend

Florida has a goal of trying to reach a 75 percent recycling rate by 2020.

Charlotte County in southwest Florida has the highest traditional recycling rate at 59 percent. Other top counties are Brevard, Martin, Collier and Sarasota. Counties that have traditional recycling rates over 50 percent include Citrus, Leon, Orange, Pinellas and St. Lucie.

MORE NEWS: 1 Dead, 1 Hospitalized As Van Ends Up In Pond In SW Miami-Dade

(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)