Recycling

Recycling Program

Recycling Program

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Adams Sanitation Residential Recycling Service Cart

Adams offers curbside recycling with pickup every other week. $5 a month for Okaloosa County residents and $6 for residents of Santa Rosa County.

Brand new 96-gallon roll carts with yellow lids will be provided.

Every other week service with a 96-gallon can will allow you to recycle more material than twice-weekly service with a traditional 15-gallon tote bin and allows us to keep the price as low as possible.

For our senior discount customers living in Okaloosa County, we can provide a smaller 65-gallon recycling can to match your 65-gallon trash can upon request. 

Drop Off Your Recyclables for Free!

If you still want to recycle but don’t have room in the family budget, please bring your recyclables to our 24/7 recycling center located at our Baker Office. It’s Free!

2021 Recycling Calendar

Printable Recycling Calendars

Acceptable recyclable materials include:

  • Glass, any color
  • Newspaper & Inserts

  • Cardboard

  • Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.)

  • Plastic bottles

  • Plastics No. 1 & 2

  • Plastic Milk Jugs and 2-Liter bottles (including caps)

  • Aluminum Cans & Lids

  • Tin and Steel Cans & Lids

  • Metal Pots, Pans & Cookie Sheets

  • Pet food cans (no plastic liner)

Recyclables do not need to be sorted. Materials should be placed directly into the 96-gallon can – please do not bag the recyclables. If you have more recycling than the provided 96-gallon can will hold, you may place bins or another can by the yellow-lid can and we will take that material too.

Service will initially be available to all customers in the following areas: All accounts in and around Holt, Milligan and Baker (north to Vincent Ray Road and west to Cotton Bridge as well as all customers east of Crestview as far north as the Shoal River bridge on Hwy 393. If you live in our Blackman and Laurel Hill service areas and would like to participate in the recycling program, please let us know. If there is sufficient demand for the program in your area, we will work to expand the program to meet your needs. 

Service for residents of Santa Rosa County will begin on April 1, 2021. 

Will my recycling actually get recycled?

YES!

Currently, the Baker transfer station does not have a tipping floor to offload full trucks of recyclables. Until such a facility becomes available in Baker the material will be delivered either to the Fort Walton Beach transfer station or to the Santa Rosa County transfer facility. From there, the recyclables will be taken to the Emerald Coast Utility Authority’s Recycling Recovery Center in north Escambia County.

We took a tour recently and were impressed with their efforts. The recyclables are sorted using a mix of automated, mechanical, and human processors.

Approximately 75-80% of the material that makes it to the Recovery Center is ultimately recycled.

The recovered materials are then baled and sold to be repurposed into new products. The majority of the recovered materials are sold to American manufacturers. The glass is crushed and given free to a fiberglass insulation manufacturer. Even though there is no financial return from the glass, the material is not taking up valuable landfill space. 

Our Service Area

Adams provides residential trash and recycling to the residents of the un-franchised and unincorporated areas of North Okaloosa County Florida including:

Baker • Blackman • Campton • Deerland • Dorcas • Escambia Farms • Holt • Milligan • Poverty Creek • Svea • Laurel Hill • And Surrounding Areas

We are now providing residential and commercial services to residents of Santa Rosa County, Florida including the communities of:

Allentown • Avalon • Bagdad • Berrydale • Cobbtown • East Milton • Fidelis • Harold • Jay • Milton • Mount Carmel • Munson • Pace • Point Baker • Roeville