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Household Hazardous Waste Day Scheduled for 3/28/2020 Has Been CANCELLED

In light of the health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus, it has been decided to cancel the event scheduled for March 28.  We wanted to make a decision in ample time to allow us to get the notification out to our residents and feel this is the best choice after consulting between the county, our board and the health department.

Volunteers Needed for National Forest Cleanup 2/29/2020

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Keep Wakulla County Beautiful will be hosting the 2020 KWCB Apalachicola Forest Cleanup. Join us as we promote the Leaders against Litter as we kick off our Great American Cleanup. This encourages community leaders and elected officials to participate and join us in pledging to keep our county litter free. Volunteers will join U.S. Forest Service staff as we clean up acres of trash and debris to keep our forest clean for humans and animals alike! Maybe we will be lucky enough to get a visit from Smokey the Bear again this year!
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2019 KWCB River Cleanup on 12/7/2019

2019 River cleanup

This is a sample of things found in and around the Wakulla River. Thank you volunteers and sponsors for a great event! We found a couple of ladders, a car grill, a crab trap, a stool, a lot of large pieces of styrofoam, and as always there were several cans and bottles. American Rivers
We had 21 volunteers and retrieved @ 750 lbs. of trash from the Wakulla River.  Thanks to Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office for their participation and making sure our crew was safe! And a huge thanks to all who came out to help!

The owl was found in the road on the way back and rescued by some of our volunteers and taken to Florida Wild Mammal Association. They report that they believe he is blind from impact but his vision should return. It is beautiful!

Hazardous Waste Day 10/12/19 served 321

On Saturday’s Household Hazardous Waste Day we collected from 321 vehicles.  We took in things from pain & pesticides to computers & batteries.  We even had a tanning bed come in.  We had a record amount of paint come in and saw a lot of Roundup being turned in as well. WCSO was on hand to collect prescriptions, sharps and ammunition.  This was the first time that we combined forces to offer the disposal of those items and it was well received by residents and  it was well utilized. This event is held with the assistance of a grant through Jefferson County.  We had Jefferson County employees, Wakulla County Public Works employees, WCSO work crew and KWCB with their volunteers to assist the residents in disposing of their hazardous waste.

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office will have deputies on site to help with disposal of ammunition, prescriptions, and sharps.10.19 Ad