Community Cleanup at Crestview’s Railroad Trestles


Community Cleanup at the trestles west of crestview with erase the trace okaloosa

So, as a trash company, we really, really hate it when we see litter on the side of the road, on the median of the highways of our county, or when we hear about dumping and other trashy behavior. 

As a matter of fact, when we heard about state prisoners being sidelined by the COVID-19 epidemic from cleaning up trash on our roadways – we stepped in to help clean up the roads around Pace, Crestview, Baker, Laurel Hill, Milton, Chumuckla, Jay and other parts of our service area. We put up an offer to give out free trash bags, PPE and take any trash picked up to the dump for free. And that offer still stands (just hit us up). 

But we also want to make sure we are helping groups that are dedicated to a cleaner northwest Florida, too. That’s why when we heard from our friend Jason at Erase the Trace Okaloosa about a cleanup on the Yellow River in between Crestview and Baker this week – we wanted to help.

While we are bringing a trash truck out to smash that roadside waste to smithereens (and then responsibly take it to the dump, where it belongs) we will be far from the coolest group helping out. 

Scuba Divers, Kayakers and a couple of fellas (and fellettes) in John Boats will be on scene to collect the trash that has ended up in the water. 

What we do need is more people to help on the land-side of the operation. If you want to sign up to volunteer – here is the link! 

You can also just show up to the area – (not an exact address – because, you know, water) on pioneer road in the Crestview area and Look for the big Adams Truck! 


👋 – Open to everyone! Sponsored by Adams Sanitation, Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Crestview

⌛ – Sunday, April 18 1300-1800

📍- Pioneer Road, Crestview

🚚🗑️ – Adams will crush and take the collected garbage to the dump. 

sChristopher 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 like to watch his SMU Mustangs play football and basketball. 

Dump Fees Are Up – Here’s What That Means For Your Trash Bill

Dump Fees Are Up – Here’s What That Means For Your Trash Bill Bottom line up front: Santa Rosa County has voted to increase the cost of dumping trash at the county landfill, which will result in a slight increase in trash service costs. However, Adams Sanitation will not raise rates until their annual increase next year, and the Santa Rosa County landfill is still significantly less expensive than neighboring counties. The increase will cost Adams Sanitation approximately $6,000 per month, but they plan to absorb the cost this year without raising customer rates. Santa Rosa County’s commissioners took a 3-1 vote to raise the cost of dumping trash at the county landfill in February, which means we will all have to end up paying a little bit more to get trash service or to run a trash business.  But there are some critical takeaways from the decision we want you to know about: 🙅 Adams Sanitation will NOT raise your trash rates over this until our annual increase subsequent January 💰It will cost us about $6,000 per month MORE to dump trash every month 💵 The Santa Rosa County Landfill is still significantly LESS EXPENSIVE than taking trash to our disposal facilities in neighboring counties.  🗣️ Tell your friends and neighbors about our excellent service! The more people who sign up with us, the more we can spread costs and keep your rates down! A sky view above the Santa Rosa County Landfill in East Milton. No rate increase right now for Adams Sanitation Customers. Last year, we had to raise rates mid-year due to a doubling of diesel costs. At the same time, this increase in dump fees is not put-us-out-of-business-if-we-don’t-raise-rates bad. We are going to absorb the costs this year. Our team has already had several meetings to determine how we will do that, but it’s been made clear it won’t be through raising your monthly rate.  The total cost for this increase is about 50 cents per customer and household per month and may impact our rate calculator next year. What this costs us The good news is that we can absorb the cost of the increased dump fees for the year. The bad news is that the increased cost will work out to about $50,000 this year alone – a lot of money for a small business like ours to absorb. The Santa Rosa County landfill is significantly less expensive than everyone else’s When we heard we were about to receive a bill of an extra $50,000 from the county, we did what any other red-blooded American would do when faced with a stressful situation – we shopped and price compared.  Believe me when I tell you, despite the price increase, we still have it pretty good in Santa Rosa County. Over in Okaloosa County, the cost to dump the same ton of trash is $75. To take our trash over there, we’d need to charge about an additional $6 per month plus the cost of diesel and labor. That stuff adds up quickly – and we’d soon be forced to charge exorbitant rates just to come and get your trash.  To the west, the Perdido Landfill charges $45.06 per ton, currently $3.00 more per ton than in Santa Rosa County – only six months more. But once you add in the $52 for diesel and $50+ for labor costs, you’re looking at another pretty steep price hike for the same service.  While we’re not thrilled about losing money to this price increase, it could be a lot worse – so, a little bit of a silver lining there. What can be done to keep costs down? The good news is that some factors are keeping our costs down this year! Diesel prices have dropped some as we have matured as a business.  We have been able to keep people around longer term at Adams Sanitation – which means we are running more efficiently. Our labor costs have dropped a bit because we are not constantly looking for new employees, burning them out with overtime, or paying more for overtime work (yay!).  We are also growing! More and more people are signing up daily to get the best trash service in town! That means we can increase our routes’ density- making us more efficient. The more efficient we are, the lower we can keep our prices while still paying decent wages for a (very) hard day of work and making a fair profit.  We still need help, though. If you feel that we’ve earned it – tell your friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family about the high level of service you get from Adams Sanitation. The more people we get to serve, the better off our customers, our local employees, and our small business!

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