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HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY

** KWCB is getting this question: “What do I do with my old television?” since our announcement NO TELEVISIONS at the Hazardous Waste Day on October 28.
1. Call Waste Pro at (850)926-7010 and schedule a “bulky” pickup which is on the first Saturday of each month (No charge)
2. Take the television to the Waste Pro facility on MLK
Friday 8-5 or Saturday 8-3. Charge is $3.50 per 100 pounds
3. Place it curbside (FLAT SCREENS ONLY – NO FLOOR MODELS) on your regular trash pick-up day.

Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, Wakulla County and ESG, Inc. announce the next Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Operations Center 340 Trice Lane, Crawfordville.   

As a reminder, when discarded improperly, many household products can pollute and pose a health risk.  Wakulla County holds these free events for County residents and conditionally exempt small generators ONLY. Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 926-7616 to register and some fees will apply.

At the collection event, citizens may bring hazardous waste, in addition to their electronics. 

**IMPORTANT CHANGE — NO TELEVISIONS  will be accepted this year.  Medical sharps, medicines and radioactive materials waste cannot be accepted. We do not accept bulky wastes such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves/ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc.), furniture, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, household garbage or Styrofoam. 

Reel In and Recycle

 

cropped-kwb-line-recycling-15-mw-071517.jpgKWCB is excited to announce our newest initiative –
REEL IN & RECYCLE – LEAVE NO LINE BEHIND

Beginning next week, we will be installing monofilament recovery tubes at all the county boat ramps, parks with fishing piers and waterway entrances around Wakulla County.

Improperly discarded monofilament fishing line causes devastating problems for marine life and the environment.  Marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and birds become injured from entanglements, or might ingest the line, often dying as a result.  Human divers and swimmers are also at risk from entanglements and the line can also damage boat propellers.

Monofilament fishing line can be recycled.

The Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program (MRRP) is a statewide effort to educate the public on the problems caused by monofilament line left in the environment, to encourage recycling through a network of line recycling bins and drop-off locations, and to conduct volunteer monofilament line cleanup events.

For more information on this and ghostfishing – check out:   FWC    Also check out the National Ocean Service at Ghostfishing

Help us make a positive difference in our waterways.  Share and spread the word.

 

 

 

Get Involved with our Adopt A Road Program

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The Adopt-a-Road litter prevention initiative, sponsored by Keep Wakulla County Beautiful (KWCB), enables citizens to show their pride in Wakulla and safely reduce the amount of unsightly trash and illegal signage alongside county roadways. Unkempt communities are more likely to have increased crime, decreased economic growth and a decline in quality of life. The litter prevention efforts of the Adopt-a-Road program directly benefit the community through litter prevention, greater civic involvement, and area beautification.

The 5 Easy Adopt-a-Road Steps

  1.  Decide which road to adopt.
    Since you will be checking it periodically, we suggest you pick a location convenient to your home, school or business. Or, we can make suggestions of suitable roads. Determine how many people will be needed to adopt the road, whether it is a safe and accessible area to pick up litter, if there is sufficient parking, etc. Must be at least 1-mile in length and will include both directions of the stretch you select. You will be responsible for maintaining this road section for at least 24 months and have at least 8 cleanups during that time.
  2. Learn More About the Program. Official Adopt-a-Road Agreement ADOPT A ROAD AGREEMENT GENERAL
  3. Take Action.
    Once your application is returned to us, we will contact you to confirm your road section and participation in the Adopt-a-Road Program. We will erect a sign on your section of county roadway indicating your name or group and will provide you free garbage bags, gloves, trash picker bags initially followed by periodic resupply if all participation requirements are being met.
  4. Share your Results and Fill-out a Post Clean-up Report
    CLEAN-UP REPORT
    You and your group will receive recognition for your efforts by submitting Post-Cleanup Reports for your cleanup efforts.  If you have trash/ debris that is either too large, heavy, or hazardous for your group to remove, let us know by contacting KWCB at helpkwcb@gmail.com, we’ll help you properly dispose of it.
  5. Receive Recognition for your group’s hard work! Each adopted section of road will be marked with two signs with your group’s name. We will order your signs and have them installed at the proper locations. Certificates are also available to recognize outstanding Adopt-a-Road Partners. However, the greater reward will be your group’s satisfaction in knowing they helped make Wakulla safer and cleaner!