Recycling

The Public Works Department of Okaloosa County will achieve a record of outstanding customer satisfaction.

PW-Recyling%20JoannaS%20web.jpgIt's Paradise, but you call it home - Okaloosa County, Florida. Beaches, hardwood forests, gently sloping farmland, and the Gulf of Mexico. Yes, it's America's playground, fun under the sun, but you know there's a price to pay. So you're willing to get involved to make sure the future is beautiful, too. This is, after all, your heritage, your responsibility, your future, your Okaloosa County. Click here for a video on Reuters Recycling Center. If you have Unincorporated Okaloosa's curbside residential service, visit Live Green ECUA to find out what you can put in your recycling can. Items including plastic bags, garden hoses and textiles such as clothing are not recyclable. CLICK HERE for sustainable alternatives.

A map illustrating franchised unincorporated Okaloosa County residential waste collection can be reviewed and/or downloaded if you CLICK HERE.  The legend on the map indicates “Okaloosa Collection Areas 1-5”.  These franchised areas are under an exclusive service contract with Waste Management to collect residential garbage, recyclables, bulk and yard waste. In addition to Areas 1-5, the Non-Exclusive Franchise North area is specified. Residential and commercial waste services are fulfilled by a variety of County approved service providers. Since the County only facilitates residential curbside collection of garbage and recyclables, businesses interested in recycling should discuss options with their commercial trash collector.

Individuals can drop-off household recyclables at the South Okaloosa County Transfer Station on 630 Transit Way off of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Fort Walton Beach. Hours of operation are 6 am to 5 pm M-Fr and 6 am to noon on Sat. North Okaloosa County household recyclables may be dropped off at 1415 Charlie Day Rd. in Baker, M-Fr 7am to 3:30pm and Sat. 7am to noon. For further information call 850-244-7642.

Municipalities have their own franchise area for both residential and commercial waste collection. Commercial waste collection is covered under a non-exclusive commercial franchise Countywide. Services offered through these County approved vendors vary.


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