Out of the Adams Recycling Zone But Want Recycling Service? Do this!
Are you on the outside looking in at our recycling service area in Santa Rosa County? We hate it too! Unfortunately, we are in the long process of making the economics of recycling work for our area – and that means a slower than we’d like rollout of recycling to our customers.
Like other businesses, we need to at least break even on recycling services in an area in order to offer recycling to an area. Most, if not all, waste removal companies are able to make money based off two variables, how close together stops for service are and how many stops there are total. For example, it makes us more money to pick up 100 stops in a subdivision than it does to make 100 stops over 100 square miles. We are able to use less gas and spend less time driving! This has a lot to do with how our recycling rollout takes place.
Pace and the immediate surrounding areas got recycling first, because they are the most dense population area in northern Santa Rosa County and they had high levels of enthusiasm for a potential recycling route (lots of people signed up).
There Is Something You Can Do To Speed It Up!
Luckily, we have the power of the internet and Survey Monkey to make good decisions for citizens in Santa Rosa County and for our bottom line. Because of these technologies, we can continue to provide high-quality service at the best possible value.
We want to make this service available to everyone in Santa Rosa County, but we are going to need your help to do it. Fill out this survey (or hit the button at the top of the post) to let us know where you are and that you’re interested in recycling services from Adams Sanitation! This will help us determine what area we need to open up recycling to next!
Christopher Saul is the Chief Marketing Officer for Adams Sanitation. When he isn’t slinging hot garbage from the keyboard – he is spending time with his family. He also likes to watch his SMU Mustangs play football and basketball.
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
The Great Trash Debate Santa Rosa County Commissioners debate the pros and cons of allowing the citizens to pick their own trash company. You know what side Adams Sanitation is on – now you can find out which side the commissioners are on. Hit the play button in order to watch what happens next. If you haven’t done so yet – now is as good a time as any to send the commissioners a form-letter email to the inboxes – letting them know where you stand on the issue. Send Your Elected Officials a Note
this is a big win for the public’s right to public records. Waste Pro’s lawsuits in response to both public records requests were an end-run around Florida’s cherished Sunshine and Public Records laws.