Bay County to hold Waste Amnesty Days

Bay County residents will once again have a chance to dispose of unwanted waste, free of charge.

Residents may drop off their yard debris, household garbage and hazardous waste at no charge and are encouraged to bring recyclable materials as well. Fish ponds stocked by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission are located on the property and will be open to fishing for customers who drop off recyclables. Customers must supply their own fishing equipment and bait, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is open to Bay County residents only. Proof of residency is required (e.g., driver’s license, power bill, voter registration card).

What: Bay County’s annual Waste Amnesty Days and Recycling Round-up.

When: Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Steelfield Landfill
11411 Landfill Road, West Bay, off State 79.

The following materials will be accepted:

-Appliances (air conditioners, dryers, stoves, washing machines, etc.)
-Construction and demolition debris (concrete, lumber, sheet rock, etc.)
-Trash (kitchen garbage, furniture, carpet, clothes, etc.)
-Household hazardous waste (pesticides, paints, used oil, fluorescent tubes, antifreeze, etc.)

Small engine containing devices (lawn mowers, weed eaters, edgers, etc.)
Yard debris (grass clippings, leaves, tree trimmings, etc.)
Recyclables (batteries, paper, plastic, metals, computers, cell phones, etc.)

Regulations prohibit disposing of appliances, household hazardous waste, small engine containing devices and tires in landfills. The landfill accepts these items, but must process them separately from other waste. If possible, please stage these materials in the load so they can be dropped off at the designated area.

Bay County will not accept gas cylinders, explosive materials, ammunition, or flares. However, residential-sized propane tanks are accepted. The normal tipping fees will still apply to commercial customers.

For more information, contact Bay County Solid Waste Management at 236-2212.

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  • by Mary Location: SouthPort on May 19, 2010 at 05:20 AM
    When is the next Amnesty Day? How often is it provided? It would be very advatages to our community if were available monthly, or quarterly. When and where is it advertised? I have talked to my neighbors and they agree knowing the medium it is announced notice would be benificial in order to plan in advance. Also not every one has technology medium. Thanks
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