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YARD WASTE COLLECTION - RESPONSIBILITY AND FEES

As part of Walton County's contract with Waste Management, yard waste will be picked up on a regular schedule AT NO COST to residents, but must meet specific guidelines. 

Any yard waste that DOES NOT MEET the guidelines will not be picked up by Waste Management, per contract, and the resident must schedule a separate pickup of the materials.  In addition, any costs associated with an out of specification pickup will be the responsibility of the resident.

To schedule a pickup, please contact Waste Management at 850-835-0248.

YARD WASTE PICKUP SCHEDULES AND MAPS

North Walton Area
- Yard waste in the North Walton Area is picked up the first week of every month on the same schedule as trash.  Please have your yard trash placed prior to pickup.

North Walton Pickup Schedule

South Walton Area (Including Areas North of the Bay) - Yard waste is picked up weekly in the South Walton Area.  To see a map of scheduled South Walton Area Yard Waste Pickup Days, please access the following map below.

South Walton Yard Waste Pickup Schedule Map

YARD WASTE GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICATIONS

Yard Waste is collected by a separate collection vehicle based on your location in the County.

To view a graphic representation of in spec piles and piles that require user paid special pickup, please access the link below.

In spec and boom truck required piles.

Yard waste materials must meet the following guidelines:

1) Materials resulting from the on-site landscaping maintenance
2) Materials should be no longer than 6 feet or larger than 4 inches in diameter
3) Materials should be stacked if it is impossible to be bagged or containerized - it must be able to be loaded into a typical rear-load refuse vehicle
4) Materials must be stacked or in containers of less than 50 pounds
5) Materials do not include tree removal, land clearing, land development, building demolition, construction, home improvement, named or un-named storms, or waste generated by tree surgeons, landscapers or lawn maintenance services. It does not include hazardous or special waste.
6) Materials cannot be commingled with other waste
7) Materials are limited to 4 cubic yards (10 bags or five stacks) - should be no larger than the size of a regular size pickup truck bed

Please note, if there are yard trash materials that require the boom or claw truck, there will be an additional charge for the requirement of that equipment. If the materials can be loaded into a rear load vehicle, and are less than 4 cubic yards, there will be no additional charge if they are containerized and/or stacked.

 In Specification Piles      
 Out of Specification Piles
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WALTON COUNTY YARD TRASH COLLECTION CONTRACT LANGUAGE

Summary of Service - July, 2015
Solid Waste Collection Franchise Renewal and Extension Agreement - March 1, 2011

Article 1 – Definitions

1.14 "Curbside Yard Trash Residential Collection Service" means the Yard Trash collection services provided to persons occupying Single Family Dwelling Units within the designated Franchise Area, including Single Family Dwelling Units located in mobile home parks who receive collection services at curbside.

1.32 "Yard Trash means vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance, including accumulation of lawn, grass, shrubbery cuttings or clippings and dry leaf rakings, palm fronds, small tree branches (Which shall not exceed six (6) feet in length and four (4) includes in diameter), bushes or shrubs, green leaf cuttings, fruits, or other matter usually created as refuse in the care of lawns and yards, accept large branches/ trees, or bulky or non-containerized material not susceptible to normal domestic households. Yard Trash does not include any form of matter or debris resulting from tree removal, land cleaning, land development, building demotion, construction, home improvement, named or un-named storms, or waste generated by tree surgeons, landscapers or lawn maintenance services.

Additionally, Yard Trash does not include Hazardous Waste or Special Waste and cannot be commingled with other waste."

4.2 - Curbside Trash Collection Service

(a) Frequency of Collection: Waste Management shall collect Yard Trash from Single Family Dwelling Units within Service area A, One (1) time per week and one (1) one time per month in Service area B.

(b) Point of Pickup of Yard Trash: Collection of Yard Trash shall be at Curbside or other such locations as will provide ready accessibility to Waste Management's collection crew and vehicle. In the event an appropriate location cannot be agreed upon, the County Administrator or designee shall designate the location.

(c) Preparation of Yard Trash for Collection: Waste Management shall pick up all Yard Trash generated from Single Family Dwelling Units which has been properly prepared and stored for collection as follow:

(i) Residents are responsible for separating Yard Trash from all other Solid Wastes, Bulk Wastes, and Recyclable Materials. Grass Clippings, leaves, pine needles, trimmings and other such materials must be in a Yard Trash Receptacle.

(ii) Yard Trash shall be placed in Yard Trash Receptacles or bundles of less than fifty (50) pounds each whenever practical and with no dimension over, six (6) feet in length and four (4) inches in diameter each. Items of Yard Trash which are not easily containerized or bundled and which do not exceed six (6) feet in length and four (4) inches in diameter or weigh more than fifty (50) pounds shall be collected unbundled. Waste Management will pick up not more than ten (10) bags or five (5) bundles from anyone Single Family Swelling Unit.

(iii) Waste Management shall not knowingly commingle Yard Trash with Solid Waste, Bulk Waste, or Recyclable Materials.

(d) There Is no “(d)" in article 4.2

(e) Method of Collection of Yard Trash: Any Yard Trash spilled by Waste Management shall be picked up immediately by Waste Management. Any property of others damaged by Waste Management shall be repaired or replaced by Waste Management. Waste Management shall collect Yard Trash separately from all other Solid Waste, Bulk Waste, and Recyclable Materials. Waste Management shall deliver the Yard Trash collected pursuant to this Agreement to the Yard Trash Processing Facility.

(f) Vacant Logs: Waste Management shall not be responsible for the collection of Yard Trash or vacant lots.

(g) Disposal of Yard Trash: Waste Management shall transport and deliver all Yard Trash collected to a Yard Trash Processing Facility operated by County. There shall be no disposal or tipping fee charged to Waste Management for the delivery of Yard Trash to a Yard Trash Processing Facility.

Amendment to Agreement - Effective May 1, 2015

1. Article 1 DEFINITIONS is amended by modifying or adding the following definitions:

1.32 "Yard Trash" means vegetative matter resulting from on-site landscaping maintenance, including accumulation of lawn, grass, shrubbery cuttings or clippings and dry leaf rakings, palm fronds, small tree branches (which shall not exceed six (6) feet in length and four (4) inches in diameter), bushes or shrubs, green leaf cuttings, fruits, or other matter usually created as refuse in the care of lawns and yards, except large branches, trees, or bulky or non-containerized material not susceptible to normal loading and  collection in loader packer type sanitation equipment used for regular collections from domestic households. Yard Trash does not include any form of matter or debris resulting from tree removal, land clearing, land development, building demolition, construction, home improvement, named or un-named storms, or waste generated by tree surgeons, landscapers or lawn maintenance services. Additionally, Yard Trash does not include Hazardous Waste or Special Waste and cannot be commingled with other waste.

1.33 "Yard Trash Processing Facility" means facilities designated by the County for the purpose of processing Yard Trash.