Leon County to Host Amnesty Day for Waste Items

Monday, April 9, 2018 | 

Leon County to Host Amnesty Day for Waste Items

WHO:           Leon County 
WHAT:          Amnesty Day for Solid Waste
WHEN:         Saturday, April 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 Micosukee 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, April 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 should be brought to the Solid Waste Facility, 7550 Apalachee Parkway.

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 Maggie Theriot, Director, Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship at (850) 606-5000 / TheriotM@LeonCountyFL.gov, or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.

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