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Waste Management Area "A"
Residential Waste Only 

Please have all items out by 5:00 am on your regular route day.  

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Household garbage is collected twice weekly and should be placed in 32 gallon garbage containers with secure lids or bagged and tied if placed in a larger can with a secure lid.  It should be placed about 10 feet from pavement or vehicle lane on a dirt road.  Please do not block mail carrier access.  Please limit cans and bags to 50 lbs.  Household garbage may include televisions, monitors, printers, computers, microwave ovens, toasters and other counter-top appliances.

Household garbage pickup does not include: yard waste, white goods (metal), mattresses, box springs, carpet, large plastic toys or strollers, vinyl or plastic pools, furniture, rechargeable batteries, hazardous materials or building materials.  Household garbage will not be picked up if it is mixed with any of the above materials.

Note:  Walton County residents may purchase 64 gallon carts for $74.00 and 96 gallon carts for $82.00 by calling the local customer service line at (850) 835-0248.

Yard Waste is picked up one time per week.  Yard waste must be placed close to your regular garbage and placed in bags, bundles or containers which weigh less than 50 lbs and must be no more than 6 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter.  Yard waste consists of:  grass clippings, shrubbery cuttings, dry leaf rakings, palm fronds, pine cones, pine straw, fruits, or other vegetation matter usually created as refuse in the routine care of individual lawns and yards.  Small tree branches, bushes and shrub cuttings must be no larger than  six (6) feet long and four (4) inches in diameter.

Yard waste does not include:  batteries, motor oil, lead paint, white goods or metals, hazardous materials, chemicals, furniture, household garbage, large branches, limbs, trees, stumps or debris resulting from tree removal, land clearing, land development, building demolition, home improvement, or waste generated by tree surgeons or landscapers.

Bulk Waste Collection is not offered in Area A.  Bulk waste is defined as the following: waste material from the operation of a home that is not included within the definition of “Acceptable Waste.” Bulk Waste shall include appliances (white goods), household furniture, yard toys, lawnmowers, and building materials waste from do-it-yourself projects.  Appliances and lawn mowers shall be free from Freon, gas/oil, and any other chemical substances.  Waste generated by or from building contractors or subcontractors, tree removal, land clearing or development and automobile or boat parts are not included in the definition herein.

There are three dumpsters located at South Walton Mosquito Control, 774 County Highway 393 N:  a dumpster for metal. a dumpster for tires, and one for electronics. 

Yellow pages, Craig’s List, and local newspapers list people who want to pick up used white goods and other items, some of which have no cost to you.  Please donate all gently used items that you do not wish to sell to your local thrift store. 

Direct all complaints to :

Janice Floyd, call (850) 892-8108 or email to