Haz-Mat Collection Day - March 5, 2016
Pesticides - Used Oil - Stale Gasoline – Solvents – Fertilizers – Paint – Paint Thinners – Paint Strippers – Batteries – Furniture Polish – Brake Fluid – Engine Degreasers – Anti-Freeze – Pool Chemicals – Insecticides – Spot Removers
Waste tire amnesty will also be held on the same date, during the same hours and locations. Walton county residents may bring up to 12 tires per residence.
Locations: Walton County Fairgrounds, Highway 83 North (9th Avenue), Defuniak Springs, South Walton Mosquito Control Office, County Road 393, Santa Rosa Beach
No gas cylinders or explosives, please.
Due to hazardous nature of certain components in home computers, we will be accepting old computer hardware including processors, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.
2016 Spring Cleaning & Yard and Garden Tips from
This year, prepare your yard waste in the appropriate manner to ensure it is properly collected curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day without any additional charges.
Walton County Solid Waste Partners with FDEP for Tire Removal
In a project that has been approximately 4 years in the making, the Walton County Solid Waste Department partnered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to remove 200 tons of used vehicle tires from a site just outside of Mossy Head.
“The site presented a host of issues related to public health and safety,” said FDEP Environmental Specialist Mike Stephen. “Not only did the site attract mosquitoes and other animals such as rats and snakes, but these types of tire piles can also catch fire, which leads to additional environmental problems.”
The tires were located on private property of which the owner had recently passed away due to health complications. Due to financial constraints, the owner was unable to clean the site on their own. With nowhere to turn, the surviving spouse contacted the FDEP for assistance in cleaning up the site.
“This was a herculean task to undertake,” said Jeff Massey, Solid Waste Manger for Walton County. “When we received the call for assistance from the FDEP, we were more than happy to be part of the process. It is important for local and state agencies to work together to ensure the health and safety of our communities.”
The site itself was estimated to contain approximately 19,400 tires that were in a variety of stages. There were approximately 2,000 tires that were in full form, while the rest of the tires were either shredded or cut in pieces.
From Left to Right: WC Solid Waste Employee Charlie Wood, WC Assistant Solid Waste Manager Billy McKee, FDEP Environmental Specialist Mike Stephen, WC Solid Waste Manager Jeff Massey