Residential garbage service in Walton County is paid for by a 1 percent
surtax on taxable items sold within Walton County. The proceeds from
this tax pay for Walton County residential collection services and for
disposal services of both residential and commercial solid waste. Solid
Waste is under the direction of the Walton County Administrative
The Walton County landfill is located about 3.5 miles north of
DeFuniak Springs just off State Highway 83. Take a right onto
Institution Road and follow to the end.
Virtually all household garbage, yard waste, and recycling material is
brought to the Walton County Landfill for disposal or recycling. Walton
County residents may bring their own garbage and dispose of many
materials for free at the Central Landfill. Items not allowed in landfill: batteries, treated wood, lead paint, motor oil, chemicals, and other Hazardous Materials.
Walton County promotes recycling. Recycling trailers are located
throughout the County for your convenience. The trailers take office
paper, newspaper, phone books, magazines, no. 1 and no. 2 plastics
without lids, and steel or aluminum cans. Please see our recycling page
for additional information.
During Thanksgiving week, the following schedule will be followed for solid waste collection:
South Walton Area - Some North of the Bay
Residential If service scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, service will be provided on the next service day, December 1.
Commercial Thursday service will be split between Wednesday and Friday.
North Walton Area
Residential If scheduled on Thanksgiving Day service will be provided on Friday, November 28.
The same schedule is planned for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays – both of which fall on a Thursday.