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Leon County extends free-of-charge waste/debris collection at county facilities

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Leon County extends free-of-charge waste/debris collection at county facilities
Leon County extends free-of-charge waste/debris collection at county facilities
Posted at 8:18 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 13:57:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County residents who are cleaning up the mess left behind by Hurricane Michael can get rid of their debris, for free. 

Several people took advantage of that at the Leon County Solid Waste Management Facility on Friday.

Residents told us their homes were spared significant damage, but there was a lot to pick up around their properties.

A man who lives in the county's Frontier Estates neighborhood says he was one of the few Talquin Electric customers that never lost power, but he's still picking up the pieces. 

"I'm just now cutting up the oak tree, so I finally got some help with the chainsaw to get the tree cut up, and I'm bringing all the debris here to the landfill," said David Windle, Frontier Estates resident. "They're taking all the debris for free, so go ahead and get it over here, so I don't have to worry about waiting for the county to come around and pick all the debris, because it could be a while for that to happen."  

The list of places below will remain free of charge until Sunday, October 21.

They will be open during normal business hours, starting Saturday.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - As residents clean up from Hurricane Michael, Leon County has extended the free-of-charge period for both the Solid Waste Management Facility and the Rural Waste Service Centers.

The facilities will be open their normal hours starting Saturday, Oct. 13, and remain free of charge until Sunday, Oct. 21.

The Solid Waste Management Facility (7550 Apalachee Parkway) will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rural Waste Service Centers will be open Fridays (closed today) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Road
  • Fort Braden, 2485 East Joe Thomas Road
  • Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Road

For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SolidWaste or call Leon County Solid Waste Management at (850) 606-1800 during normal business hours. During disaster recovery, call the Citizens Information Line at (850) 606-3700.