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Recycling service to be interrupted

Recycling service to be interrupted

Effective April 30, ECUA will terminate their contract with Santa Rosa County for the transportation and processing of recyclables. The county is working with ECUA on a new contract for processing and seeking to replace the transportation services within the next few weeks. Recyclable material degrades if not sorted and stored properly, therefore recycling will […]

Update: Park funding sources change

Update: Park funding sources change

Update 9/24 Since Sept. 14, when District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson revealed his master plan for Navarre Park and his recommended funding plan for Phase 1, his funding sources have changed significantly according to the agenda for the Board of County Commissioners meeting slated for Monday.  Williamson’s former funding plan for the first phase was […]

Yard waste non-collection leaves customers frustrated

Yard waste non-collection leaves customers frustrated

As Navarre residents lodge complaints over yard waste not being collected, a bid by Waste Management to limit the amount of waste they are required to pick up may cost them their contract with Santa Rosa County. Waste Management currently services roughly 13,000 residents in south Santa Rosa County with garbage, recycling, bulk and yard […]

Public restroom shortage questioned again

Public restroom shortage questioned again

The need for public restrooms in Santa Rosa County recreation facilities has gained attention from county commissioners for the second time in less than a month. On Monday the panel agreed to consider adding restrooms on the Navarre Beach Pier to the ones at its base However, if facilities are installed, they may be portable […]

Waste disposal rates increase in Santa Rosa County

Waste disposal rates increase in Santa Rosa County

For the first time in 20 years, Santa Rosa County’s Central Landfill is raising rates beginning April 1.  The rate for household waste will increase from $32 per ton, set in 1995 to $36 per ton.  Rates for Class III waste which includes construction and demolition debris, carpet, furniture other than appliances, will increase to […]

No recycling in Santa Rosa County

No recycling in Santa Rosa County

According to an announcement made by Santa Rosa County, recycling services will be at a standstill for at least four to six months, beginning Jan. 4. While the decision has left residents frustrated, the county says there was no other cost-effective option at this point. The franchise waste haulers for the county, Waste Pro, Waste […]

Dispose of hazardous waste during Amnesty Day

Dispose of hazardous waste during Amnesty Day

Amnesty Day, which offers south Santa Rosa County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge without having to drive to the central landfill in Milton, is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Santa Rosa County South Side Service Center located at 5819 Gulf Breeze […]

Recyclables going to landfill for now

Recyclables going to landfill for now

Many south Santa Rosa County residents continue to separate their recyclables from common, household garbage, but at least for now, it is all for naught. Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Joy Tsubooka said both south end residential solid waste collection franchise companies, Waste Management and Waste Pro, always take the recyclables to the Central […]