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Environmental Services Division
Solid Waste
The Public Works Department of Okaloosa County will achieve a record of outstanding customer satisfaction.

Okaloosa County maintains franchise agreement with Waste Management for household trash, recyclables, and yard waste at curbside disposal in the unincorporated areas of the county.

Waste Management
108 Hill Avenue
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Coverage Area:

Areas east, north and south of Niceville and Valparaiso;
Rocky Bayou Bridge east to county line.
West to Santa Rosa County line;
East to Walton County line.
Customer Service:
850-301-2822
Monday-Friday...8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 850-275-0020
Holidays: (Trash will be picked up on the next scheduled service day)
New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Some reminders for Residents of Unincorporated Okaloosa County residing in homes that have cart service and are serviced by Waste Management

Yard Waste means vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance, including accumulation of lawn, grass, shrubbery cuttings or clippings and dry leaf rakings, palm fronds, small tree branches (which shall not exceed six (6) feet in length and four (4) inches in diameter), bushes or shrubs, green leaf cuttings, fruits, or other matter usually created as refuse in the care of lawns and yards, except large branches, trees, or bulky or non-containerized material not susceptible to normal loading and Collection in loader packer type sanitation equipment used for regular Collections from domestic households. Yard Trash does not include treated wood or any form of matter or debris resulting from tree removal, land clearing, land development, building demolition, home improvement, or waste generated by tree surgeons. Additionally, Yard Trash does not include debris generated by landscapers or lawn maintenance services when removed from the origination site and placed on another property for pick-up by FRANCHISEE.

Yard Waste must be placed curbside in front of the residence away from mailboxes, telephone poles, cars and other objects that will interfere with collection and will not be collected from vacant lots.

Bulk Waste shall mean any waste that requires additional management due to its bulk or weight and shall include, Household Furniture, treated lumber, Electronics, bicycles, push type lawn mowers with all oil and gas drained, automotive tires [including tires with rims; tires from commercial vehicles, heavy equipment, or industrial vehicles are prohibited; tires shall not exceed twenty-five (25) inches in diameter and are limited to four (4) per Collection] and White Goods. Bulk Waste does not include any form of matter or debris resulting from tree removal, land clearing, land development, or Special Waste as defined herein. With the exception of individual items of Household Furniture and White Goods, such service is limited to two (2) cubic yards per pickup.

Please call Customer Service at 301-2822 to schedule the pick up day. When calling, please identify yourself as a resident of Okaloosa County and let us know what is going to be placed in front of your residence for collection. Please contact your church or a nonprofit organization to see if your bulk waste items could be picked up and used by others - Remember to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Jim Reece,
Recycling Coordinator
84 Ready Avenue
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 651-7394
Fax: (850) 651-7397
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