Recycling resumed in Santa Rosa County

Recycling resumed in Santa Rosa County on July 7 when a contract with the Emerald Coast Utility Authority to transport recyclable material from the recycling transfer station at the Central Landfill in Milton was approved by the commission. Residents who previously had curbside recycling will see no change in service from their curbside providers.


 At this time two recycling drop off sites are available for residents that do not have curbside recycling. Recycling can be dropped off at no charge at the Central Landfill located at 6337 Da Lisa Road in Milton and Jay Transfer Station located at 3786 Transfer Station Road in Jay.  Residents who do not currently have curbside recycling are encouraged to contact their service provider to inquire if curbside recycling is an available service option. 


Additionally, the county is currently exploring expanding the solid waste service provider franchise to areas north of the Yellow River. A franchise agreement would mean that only one hauler would be able to provide residential curbside service in a specified area, it would not impact business or commercial accounts.  If approved, service could begin as soon as January 1, 2015 and is expected to include residential curbside recycling, yard waste and bulky waste pickup in addition to household solid waste services.


Updated List of Accepted Recyclable Materials:

•        Glass, any color

•        Newspapers & Inserts

•        Magazines, Catalogs, Phone Books

•        Junk Mail & Envelopes

•        Cardboard

•        Office and School Papers (all colors)

•        Brown Paper Bags (grocery)

•        Boxboard (cereal, cracker boxes)

•        Pizza Boxes

•        Juice Boxes / Bags

•        Plastic Produce Clamshells

•        Plastics No. 1 through 7

•        Plastic Milk Jugs, 2-Liters, bottles and containers

•        Plastic & Metal Hangers

•        Plastic Cups, Plates, Utensils

•        Aluminum Cans & Lids

•        Pet Food Cans, Dry Pet Food Bags

•        Aluminum Foil Baking Pans

•        Balls of Tin Foil, Foil Pie Tins

•        Metal Pots, Pans & Cookie Sheets

•        Tin and Steel Cans & Lids

•        Bubble Wrap

•        Egg Cartons, cardboard only


Updated List of Non-recyclable Materials

•        No Empty Plastic Bags

•        No Ice Cream Cartons

•        No Waxy / Paper Milk Cartons

•        No Aerosol Cans

•        No Garbage or Yard Waste

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