Santa Rosa County continues to have discussions with Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, to identify an alternative for recycling. ECUA was contracted to accept all recyclables in Santa Rosa County and transport them to a center in Montgomery, Ala. This center abruptly closed in October 2015. ECUA then began transporting recyclables to Tarpon Paper Company in Loxley, Ala. Because it was cost prohibitive, ECUA stopped transporting recyclables to Tarpon in December when they began charging a $12.50 per-ton tipping fee. ECUA is currently in the process of establishing a new processing facility in Escambia County. Santa Rosa County discussions with ECUA concern future agreements as well as looking for all available long-term alternatives.
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