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Waste Pro rates to increase under new contract

Waste Pro rates to increase under new contract

Navarre residents should expect fewer pickups for a higher price starting in January. Recycling won’t be included in the contract any longer either. The change comes as part of a larger renegotiation of the south end waste hauler’s agreement to expand to cover the entire county. The negotiations were prompted by Emerald Coast Utility Authority’s […]

Changes coming to waste hauling

Changes coming to waste hauling

Financial penalties for failing to pick up garbage and making recycling a subscription are among the changes that could come with an extension of WastePro’s waste hauling service in Santa Rosa County. The hauler is currently providing service for the south end on an exclusive contract with the county. Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) announced […]

WastePro set to service entire county

WastePro set to service entire county

WastePro could be the waste hauler for all Santa Rosa County starting Dec. 31. After ECUA issued a letter saying they don’t plan to extend their existing contract for services in the northern unincorporated parts of Santa Rosa County, commissioners stated during the April 23 meeting to negotiate WastePro taking over the area. Commissioner and […]

County seeks to tweak contract after wave of complaints

County seeks to tweak contract after wave of complaints

County commissioners are set to offer Waste Pro three more years as Navarre’s sole waste hauler, despite hundreds of email complaints and widespread frustration among residents. The extension is an option within Waste Pro’s contract, but during Monday’s meeting, District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech said he’s not on board without changes. Read the full […]

County seeking new waste hauling contract

County seeking new waste hauling contract

Waste Pro could be out as Navarre’s solid waste hauler. After months of complaints by residents, Santa Rosa County is looking to re-bid the contract for garbage, yard waste and recycling hauling services in the unincorporated areas of the county according to documentation released today.  Under the proposal going before county commissioners Monday, a new […]

A different kind of graduation

A different kind of graduation

Ronald Kirkland was 15 years old when he was first sent to prison. He’d broken the law and eventually ended up in Santa Rosa Correctional Institution to serve his time. Kirkland would miss high school graduation and become an adult behind bars. Now a father, Kirkland, 27, is approaching his release date. According to Florida […]

Residents fed up with Waste Pro

Residents fed up with Waste Pro

When county commissioners called Waste Pro to account last month for mounting complaints about yard waste not being picked up, improper bagging and bundling was named as one of the causes. The sole franchised waste hauler for south Santa Rosa County said yard waste was going uncollected because customers had been leaving limbs too large […]

Waste Pro under scrutiny, recycling in limbo

Waste Pro under scrutiny, recycling in limbo

Continued complaints against south Santa Rosa waste hauling contractor Waste Pro prompted the Board of County Commissioners to call for answers. Division Manager Rick Chancey addressed the commissioners’ concerns June 27 during the board’s regular meeting. He acknowledged that the company had difficulties for several months in serving its 23,001 customers.   Read the full […]

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 […]

Trash bill headed for the dump

Trash bill headed for the dump

Florida legislation that would have penalized waste haulers for missed pickups is inching toward oblivion. The bills, SB 1368 in the Senate and HB 971 in the House, would require waste collection companies, including recycling collectors, to reimburse customers for missed pickup days. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Waste Pro to take over waste disposal services

Waste Pro to take over waste disposal services

Following customer complaints about failures to collect yard waste and a request for more money, Waste Management lost the contract for servicing south Santa Rosa County residents earlier this year. Starting Jan. 1, there will be a new waste hauler in town: Waste Pro. The contract covers 13,000 residents of south Santa Rosa County including […]

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 […]

County recycles Christmas trees

County recycles Christmas trees

After the Christmas turkey’s eaten and the gifts are all unwrapped, residents of Santa Rosa County can opt to recycle their Christmas trees. The county’s waste haulers, Waste Pro, Waste Management and Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, will all be picking up trees curbside to be transported to the Central Landfill, but the county is also […]

Landfill tipping fees going up in January

Landfill tipping fees going up in January

An annual increase in Class I and Class III Tipping Fees at the Central Landfill is being moved ahead by one quarter. Rather than an April increase, garbage collection companies will see an increase in January. The Board of County Commissioners approved moving the date to January. Previously the fees were scheduled to go up […]