Ron Hixson

Recycling still on hiatus

Recycling still on hiatus

Restoration of the recycling program in Santa Rosa County is stalled again, marking seven months of recyclable material being dumped in the landfill instead. With a new Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) contract in place, processing of Santa Rosa’s papers, metals, glasses and plastics was scheduled to resume in October. But the plan has hit […]

Reviving recycling hits snag in Santa Rosa

Reviving recycling hits snag in Santa Rosa

When recycling services were interrupted in Santa Rosa County, it appeared the county would have service restored quickly. But recyclable material is still headed to the dump after Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) failed to approve the processing agreement with the county May 28, leaving the service in limbo for yet another month.   Read […]

Recycling services halted; county working new contract

Recycling services halted; county working new contract

Recycling for Santa Rosa County has come to a temporary stop because of a cancellation of services by Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, the county’s hauler for recyclables. While the county’s waste collection franchises, Waste Pro in south county and ECUA in the north end, will still collect recyclables, they will be taken to Central Landfill […]

County rejects BearWise funding

County rejects BearWise funding

Santa Rosa County had to decide if accepting the $150,000 in funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to implement the BearWise Safety program was worth it. Turns out it’s not. The board of county commissioners voted at its meeting Thursday to turn down the funds, which would have been matched by the […]

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 […]