Our mission is to provide reliable and environmentally responsible solid waste management services to the citizens of Walton County, while promoting sustainable practices and preserving the beauty and health of our community. These essential services fall under the purview of the Walton County Environmental Services Department, which oversees operations and here, we provide a comprehensive overview of our services.
Funding for Responsible Practices
Our funding structure rests on a 1 percent surtax applied to taxable items sold within Walton County. This crucial funding mechanism ensures the efficiency of our residential collection services and enables proper disposal solutions for both residential and commercial solid waste.
Navigating the Walton County Landfill
Our Facility, strategically situated approximately 3.5 miles north of DeFuniak Springs off State Highway 83, adheres to and maintains a great record of regulatory compliance and provides friendly, efficient service to everyone who enters. Access is straightforward: turn right onto Institution Road off of State Highway 83 and follow it until you reach the end. Our Facility consists of several components:
- Class I Transfer Station for Household Waste
- Class III Landfill for wastes such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, furniture, carpet, drywall, etc.
- Yard Waste Disposal Cell for yard trimmings, limbs, palm fronds, tree stumps, logs, etc.
- Material Recovery Facility for household recyclables and scrap metal
Comprehensive Waste Disposal and Recycling Solutions
Our commitment to responsible waste management extends to your convenience. Walton County residents are welcome to utilize any of the components of our Facility. Many items can be disposed of at no cost, including household waste, C&D waste and yard waste. However, it's important to note that hazardous materials such as batteries, treated wood, lead paint, motor oil, and chemicals are strictly prohibited due to safety concerns. For proper disposal guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Join the Recycling Movement
At the heart of our waste reduction efforts is a robust recycling program. Throughout Walton County, strategically placed recycling trailers are available for residents. These trailers accept a variety of recyclables, including office paper, newspapers, phone books, magazines, no. 1 and no. 2 plastics (without lids), and aluminum cans. By engaging in our recycling initiative, you play an active role in preserving our environment and fostering a more sustainable future.
For detailed insights into our recycling program and comprehensive guidelines, we invite you to explore our dedicated recycling page on our website. Together, we are steadfastly building a cleaner and healthier Walton County. Your dedication to responsible waste management and recycling is the cornerstone of a brighter future for us all.