Spring Is Here – That Means Yard Waste

"When does Yard waste Pickup Begin?"

With Adams Sanitation – the answer is that Yard Waste Pickup never ends in our service area!

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Getting Ready To Spruce up that Lawn! - When Does Yard Waste Pickup Begin?

Well, Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time to get out the lawnmower and hedge clippers. It also means it’s not a bad idea to go over our Yard Waste Policy so that we can get your grass clippings, small limbs, and whatever else needs manicuring out of the way quickly! 

I’ll probably say this a couple of times in this post – but it bears repeating – we take the bags of trash (you can use plastic or paper bags, dealer’s choice) to be composted, so it’s important that only organic materials like mulch, grass clippings and branches be included in our yard waste pickups. Composting, according to the authority on the subject, the Encyclopedia Brittanica is “[a] crumbly mass of rotted organic matter made from decomposed plant material, used in gardening and agriculture. Compost is especially important in organic farming, where the use of synthetic fertilizers is not permitted. Compost improves soil structure, provides a wide range of nutrients for plants, and adds beneficial microbes to the soil. The maximum benefits of compost on soil structure (better aggregation, pore spacing, and water storage) and on crop yield usually occur after several years of use. 

•Visual Learners - we got you: here is a link to our Yard Waste Infographic•

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A lawnmower cuts grass in a local neighborhood. With Adams Sanitation - you don't have to ask: "Can you put yard waste in the trash?" anymore! Just place it with your regular trash (up to 4 bags). You can also utilize your once-monthly yard waste pickup at any time - and we will take up to 10 bags to the dump for you!

Quick Rules

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  • So a couple of good things to easily remember our yard waste rules: Yard clippings are going to need to be bagged up (we want to make sure your grass clippings are flying all across the neighborhood).
  • A Dollar Bill, a Doorway and a Trash Cart are good measuring sticks for your limbs and sticks.
  • All of your limbs and sticks need to be bundled so that we don’t accidentally leave them behind.
  • We can’t take individual limbs that are wider in circumference (wider) than a dollar bill. 
  • The bundles of sticks need to be shorter than the height of your Adams Sanitation Garbage Cart and less wide than your front door.

Other things to know – Toys, Poop (ew, we know), hoses, furniture, tools and lumber can’t be taken with your yard waste. This is because we take yard waste to a compost site, so that we can dispose of it in an environmental friendly way!

It may not be fall, but this just a good reminder – all leaves and clippings need to be bagged in order to be taken up. Either paper or plastic bags to contain waste is fine. 

Special Pickups

To make a special pickup order online click on this link!

One you are at the contact form – select ‘service quote’ under reason for contact and fill out the rest of the form! 

Looking for Bulk Pickup Info?

We also include pickup of up to three bulky items per month in our trash fee you pay monthly with Adams Sanitation! For more information about our Bulk Waste Policy, you can either read our Bulk Waste Policy Infographic.

Christopher Saul - Chief Impact Officer at Adams Sanitation

Christopher Saul manages the Adams Sanitation Blog and writes the lion’s share of the content for Friendliest Little Garbage Company Around’s website and social media. When he isn’t slinging hot garbage for Adams Sanitation, he spends time with his wife and two kids. 

Christopher can’t resist a good dad joke. Just know that most, if not all, of the puns on Adams Sanitation website are his and will stay up until they are reported to the boss for being so bad they are good. 

We Won! Adams Sanitation Free To Serve Navarre and Gulf Breeze With Trash Service!

BIG NEWS! Okay, big for us! We can officially bring twice weekly trash service back to South Santa Rosa County and compete on the open market. Hours ago, Judge Dickey overturned an emergency injunction sought by Waste Pro that had temporarily paused the permit awarded to Adams by the Santa Rosa County Commission. More importantly, Judge Dickey made her ruling “with prejudice” resolving the matter permanently.

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Big News! Our Hearing To Service South Santa Rosa County Trash Takes Place September 22nd

Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners – 2022 On September 8th, Commissioner Dave Piech and the rest of the Santa Rosa County Commission have a big decision to make.  The commission could restore your right to pick your trash company – regardless of whether or not you live in north or south Santa Rosa County.  We’ve got a stake in this. We admit that! Our business stands to benefit from the restoration of the free market.  But this doesn’t mean ending the improper agreement would be the wrong thing to do.  Thankfully, Commissioner Piech says he wants to listen to you. That, ultimately, the people should decide. He said as much in a town hall debate earlier this year.  Arguments Against Giving Adams A Permit There are a couple of good arguments against ending this improper franchise in south Santa Rosa County.  The point has been made that there will be more  trash trucks on the roads. Some have argued (we don’t know how many some is, but we’ll entertain it) will lead to overcrowding on the roads and a lower quality of life for south end citizens.  Not only that – the county attorney said voting to give us a permit would get Santa Rosa County sued!  Those are decent arguments, here are ours.  An Adams Sanitation Truck that’s ready to roll into South Santa Rosa County (Again). Arguments For Giving Adams Sanitation A Permit You can ask our legal guy – Nathan – if you put six lawyers in a room, you’ll get six different opinions.  More than that, The County Attorney has a fiduciary responsibility to protect the actions of the board – both past and present. He’s the attorney for the commissioners, not the  citizens. It means he is responsible for keeping the commissioners and the past and present decisions as risk-free as possible.  The attorney is simply doing his job by telling the commissioners that the County might get sued. In reality, the buck stops with the commissioners – not the attorney – they are responsible to you and are empowered by their position to vote their conscience.  Additionally, the county attorney has warned voting to end the exclusive contract with Waste Pro means… Waste Pro will sue the county! But, if they vote us down, we’ve proven – at least five times – that we’ll go to court to protect peoples’ rights in Santa Rosa County.  So, really, it’s only a matter of who will be suing Santa Rosa County after September 22nd  – and if the commission wants to do the right thing for the people of Santa Rosa County.  The reality is that no matter what decision gets made, there will likely be more litigation… they don’t call it the trash wars for nothing. If the County is going to get sued, shouldn’t it get sued for doing the right thing  on September 22nd?  Finally, after we introduced competition into the market – everyone can agree – the quality of service whether from us or from Waste Pro – improved. Competition, whether through a legitimate bidding process – (a step skipped by the County when awarding Waste Pro a new bid franchise), or through the open market, is better and fairer for everyone.  Government shouldn’t rip peoples’ rights from them. And if the County is going to close the free market, it has the obligation to replace it with a fair and open competitive bidding process.  September 22nd gives the commission a chance to make things right. Ask Commissioner Piech – and all of the commissioners – to do the right thing by sending a note that explains this argument at the link below.  We’ll write out the bullet points, but we need your help to ensure justice is served.  Click below to email YOUR commissioners – we’ll take care of the rest.  September 22nd gives the commission a chance to make things right. Ask Commissioner Piech – and all of the commissioners – to do the right thing by sending a note that explains this argument at the link below.  Junior Jumper Beau Boyles picks up the trash at a dump site near Crestview Sign the Petition

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