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.
2018 Coastal Cleanup took place on September 15 and brought out over 400 volunteers and removed over 1300 lbs of trash from our coastlines, parks and roads leading to the coast. Volunteers cleaned a total of 38 miles of coastline and surrounding areas. The number one find for disposal was 2340 cigarette butts followed by by beverage containers (glass, can & bottles) totaling 1673 containers. Volunteers were fed a hot dog lunch, entered in drawings for prizes and given a 2018 event t-shirt.