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Adams to offer trash service to Navarre and Southern Santa Rosa County

June 30 update to our expansion progress

South Santa Rosa County:
We’re so excited to begin serving you here in the near future! We know that you probably have a lot of questions about our service, like…
⌛When’s it gonna start?
As of right now – we are hoping that we will have the ability to serve the residents of South Santa Rosa County (Navarre and Unincorporated Gulf Breeze) in the next three months or so. As of this moment, the speed at which we are able to deliver service is wholly dependent on the county’s approval or denial of our permit. We expect to hear back in the month of July. 
 
💵What’s it gonna cost?
Right now, we are estimating a cost of $28.50 for twice weekly service in the southern part of Santa Rosa County. But this is dependent on a several factors. 
  • 🙋‍♀️the biggest variable YOU control. The more people who sign up, the less expensive the service will be for everyone. 
  • 🚚 Equipment costs are also a significant portion of the final costs. Right now we are looking at having to pay $220,000 for the same truck we purchased four months ago for $175,000. 
  • 👷‍♀️Personnel costs. it’s no surprise to many, wages are rising – and we need to keep our wages competitive to continue hiring the best people for the job. We’re having to factor this in as well! 
 
♻Will there be recycling?
Yes! we plan on rolling out recycling with our service to the southern portion of Santa Rosa County as well.
 
⚖What about all of this legal mumbo-jumbo I keep hearing about?
Oh momma. Basically, we are arguing that the county violated their own purchasing policy when they gave Waste Pro a no bid contract to service the south end of the county. According to their own purchasing policy, any contract that was acquired in violation of their purchasing policy is null and void. for that reason, we believe we should be able to get a permit to service South Santa Rosa County. 
🎤 We have an announcement for our friends in southern Santa Rosa County
We have submitted an application to serve unincorporated southern Santa Rosa County with Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners as of this afternoon.
What this means for you:
🗑 – We are signing up customers at adamssanitation.com for service in southern Santa Rosa County, including #Navarre, #Midway and unincorporated #GulfBreeze. Currently, we are accepting customers via our deposit program. This means we will sign you up 🛑pending our approval🛑 with the Santa Rosa County board of County Commissioners.
🖥 – You can sign up right now when you go to https://adamssanitation.com/services/residential/. When you enter your address into the system to sign up, our system will recognize that you are in the south end of the county and have you sign up for our $10 deposit for FUTURE service in southern Santa Rosa County.
2⃣✖ – This service will include our signature twice-a-week service!
💵 – As of this moment, we will charge a $10 deposit fee to hold your place. THIS IS IMPORTANT as we will use this list to show that there is a desire for a 🇺🇸FREE MARKET🇺🇸 and an alternative to the situation in southern Santa Rosa County right now.
🇺🇸 – At the end of the day, this is America and you should at least have a choice as to whom you want to do business with. We hope it’s us – but most importantly, we want to make sure you aren’t forced into one option without an alternative.
We know we’re in for a fight, but we think it’s worth it.

Nathan Boyles is the Business Development and Legal Manager for Adams Sanitation. 

 

Adams Sanitation Service in Pensacola?

Adams Sanitation Service in Pensacola? Here’s What Happened. So, you might have heard from Jim Little’s story in the Pensacola News Journal earlier this week that the City of Pensacola announced a 14% increase in trash hauling prices.  Naturally, we at Adams Sanitation thought this price increase was worth a closer look. Pensacola’s city-operated services are more expensive than ours on a per pick-up basis and this latest increase will drive up prices for their once-weekly service even more! Heck, they don’t even pick up bulk items.  Long story short – it sounded like the potential that government inefficiency was giving the taxpayers a pretty raw deal.  So, we took one of our trucks down to Pensacola City Hall to make our case. Before that – we were able to get with a local television news station about the issue. We explained that the customers of Pensacola probably deserve better than a 14% increase in price at the beginning of a recession – and that we hoped that we might be able to get the Pensacola City Council to consider privatizing an inefficient and unpopular government department – which currently spends more money than it brings in.  Pensacola Press Release on Trash Cost Increase Talking Trash With the Pensacola City Council The Cliff’s Notes on this meeting are important – and we definitely didnt know what we were signing up for by attending the meeting. Finally, after approximately four hours of policy and procedure on everything from disability ramps to micromobility scooters (which is all important!) we were able to plead our case for private trash service to the women and men of the Pensacola City Council.    Here’s what we said – in written and video form!    https://youtu.be/KTjl78Fa3J8 Good evening Mr. President, Mr. Mayor, Council members,   My wife and I are longtime admirers and regular visitors to your wonderful community. As the CRA chair within the City of Crestview, I have particular admiration for your thriving downtown district. Amenties like Wahoos Stadium and events like gallery night speak well to the long way the city has come in the last 20 years. This evening, however, I am here on behalf of Adams Sanitation. Adams is a growing waste management company with operations in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties. Having carefully reviewed the Sanitation Rate Study and Business Plan supporting the pending rate increase proposal, I felt it important to share an industry perspective before you make your decision.   I believe strongly in the value of local government. Cities and counties perform important functions that the private sector is poorly suited to provide. No one wants for-profit police or parks. However, I believe equally strongly that there are services the private sector is better equipped to provide. Having reviewed your rate and service model, I can say unequivocally that Adams Sanitation could match your current service levels at your current pricing, and do so while delivering high customer service and earning a fair profit without the proposed rate increase you’ll discuss tonight.  However, I am not here to pitch Adams Sanitation. Instead, I’d simply like to suggest the study you are relying on is insufficient in its scope for an informed decision. The consultant didn’t evaluate the department’s efficiency or performance compared to other municipal solid waste services. Additionally,  the scope of the report did not allow for the benchmarking of the department against the private sector.  The only thing this report did do was quantify how much more money your citizens would need to pay in order to maintain the status quo.  It’s a bleak status quo, too. One which involves a department operating at a financial loss. One where less than 70% of customers rate the department with 4 or 5 stars.  As a private enterprise, we are driven to operate efficiently so as to be profitable while maintaining excellent customer service. Indeed, in our last customer survey over 88% of respondents awarded our team with 4 or 5 stars. Again, the point here is that for you to be able to make a fully informed decision, a more thorough comparison of alternatives is required.  There are many options to be explored and no shortage of competitors within the market to make proposals. It could be that a hybrid system is most appropriate with the City maintaining those portions of the operation that it truly excels at. Maybe that’s picking up yard waste collection as they do in the City of Niceville or maybe it is some other variation. It is also entirely possible that after a thorough analysis this Council makes the decision to raise rates and maintain the status quo. However, without a broader analysis, I am not sure that citizens can have confidence in the decision to raise rates so drastically.  Should the City decide to re-evaluate and seek input from the industry, our team would certainly be honored to participate in that conversation. Again, thank you for the opportunity to address you this evening and thank you for your service. I am well aware that it can often be a thankless role.    The Results Of Our Discussion With The Pensacola City Council About Trash, Garbage and Waste Hauling Will the City of Pensacola use Adams Sanitation to pick up trash in the immediate future?  Probably not. In our humble estimation – it looks like only one of the members of the Pensacola City Council seemed agreeable to the idea that a privitazation change should be made.  That’s ok though – because we accomplished our objective! We went down to Pensacola City Hall with the goal to protect the pocketbooks of our neighbors in Pensacola – especially during these trying times. That message definitely did not fall on deaf ears. The City Council decided to delay their decision on price increases until August the 18th.  As far as we are concerned – that’s a win.    https://adamssanitation.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Grover-Robinson-Garbage-is-a-Dirty-Business.mp4

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5 Comments

  • Charlotte Walkeru

    Your service would be a definite improvement for less cost & much appreciated by those of us getting once a week pick up for higher charge. I already put a deposit down for your services in anticipation of a much needed change. Thankyou.

  • Darlene Smith

    I live on Oak point Dr. in Tiger point East in Gulf breeze. I would like to see you take care of our whole street.Our prices have went up the pick up has went down. I believe there’s about 75 houses on our street. We do have an HOA. I would like more information about pick up day is costs and so forth. Thank you

    • Christopher Saul

      we absolutely will! Please email info@adamssanitation.com with your information and we can get you and your whole neighborhood working toward a preferred provider contract. that would get you and everyone in your neighborhood a better deal on trash service if you meet our requirements!

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