Starting Oct. 3, thousands of tons of used glass, paper products, plastics and more from Santa Rosa County will once again be collected curbside, processed and sold to be recycled.
Curbside recycling for the county ceased back in January after the closest processing plant in Montgomery, Ala. unexpectedly shut its doors.
The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, who manages the collection and processing of these materials, approached the county stating they could not afford to continue to take it to the next closest plant in Loxely, Ala.
So for nine months the recycling went to the dump and ECUA started to work on a solution.
The company completed construction of their new $10.6 million Interim Material Recycling Facility located at the Perdido Landfill in Cantonment in August.
ECUA Public Information Officer Nathalie Bowers said the company is excited to get back into the swing.
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