Trash cans

Customers wait months for new WastePro cans

Customers wait months for new WastePro cans

According to a WastePro representative, customers in south Santa Rosa County are still waiting for 400 new and replacement cans as of Oct. 29. Residents of Navarre have reported delays in replacement and new cans lasting months. According to Holley by the Sea resident Mandie Carpenter, it took four and half months to receive the […]

BearWise grant to secure restaurant dumpsters

BearWise grant to secure restaurant dumpsters

South Santa Rosa County has been selected for a $58,000 grant to prevent bears from getting into local restaurant trash cans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) awarded a total of $500,000 in grants to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts as part of BearWise. Santa Rosa’s grant would go toward modifying dumpsters to […]

Trash can latches put to the test by bears in HBTS

Trash can latches put to the test by bears in HBTS

Bears come around often to Mark Clapp’s home in Holley By the Sea. Back in March, he posted a photo on Facebook that showed his trash can, featuring a latch provided through the Bearwise program, had survived an attempt by a bear to get into it. Read the full article in the April 19 issue […]