Leon County Hosts Solid Waste Amnesty Day

Monday, October 09, 2017 | 

Leon County Hosts Solid Waste Amnesty Day

 WHO:           Leon County

WHAT:           Solid Waste Amnesty Day

WHEN:          Saturday, October 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:        Solid Waste Facility, 7550 Apalachee Parkway

                       Woodville Rural Waste Site, 549 Henry Jones Road

                       Fort Braden Rural Waste Site, 2485 E. Joe Thomas Road

                       Miccosukee Rural Waste Site, 13051 Miccosukee Road

In an effort to prevent illegal dumping, Leon County Government will host an Amnesty Day for citizens to drop off solid waste items for free. The event will be on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all Rural Waste Service Centers. The Leon County Solid Waste Facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All Leon County citizens will be allowed to participate, with a valid ID verifying their County residence.

At the drop off event, citizens may bring bulky waste items such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves/ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc.), household garbage, paint, batteries, oil, antifreeze and tires. Paint amounts larger than five gallons and tire amounts larger than four tires should be brought to the Solid Waste Facility. 

If able, please bring a recyclable item or a non-perishable food item as a donation for participation. Any non-perishable food items brought to a Rural Waste Service Center on Amnesty Day will be donated to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. 

After Amnesty Day, citizens may visit the Leon County Rural Waste Service Centers during normal business hours – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Solid Waste Facility is open Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normal service charges will apply.

For more information, contact Tessa Schreiner, Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship at (850) 606-5000 / SchreinerT@LeonCountyFL.gov, or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.

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