Solid Waste & Recycling

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Billy McKee
Solid Waste Asst. Manager

Sherrie Burgess
Administrative Assistant

The Walton County Solid Waste Facility is open to any resident of Walton County. The Solid Waste Facility is located on Highway 83 North, four miles outside of DeFuniak Springs.

The facility is open from 6:00am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday and on Saturday from 7:00am to 1:00pm. The department can be reached at 850-892-8180.

The Solid Waste Facility accepts any household garbage (Class One) at a cost of $50 per ton or construction materials (Class Three) excluding hazardous materials at cost of $21 per ton. The Solid Waste Facility also accepts tires at a cost of $110 a ton.

Haz-Mat Collection Day - November 4, 2017

8:00am to 12:00pm

Pesticides - Used Oil - Stale Gasoline – Solvents – Fertilizers – Paint – Paint Thinners – Paint Strippers – Batteries – Furniture Polish – Brake Fluid – Engine Degreasers – Anti-Freeze – Pool Chemicals – Insecticides – Spot Removers

Waste tire amnesty will also be held on the same date, during the same hours and locations. Walton county residents may bring up to 12 tires per residence.


Walton County Fairgrounds, Highway 83 North (9th Avenue), Defuniak Springs,

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W. Scenic Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach

No gas cylinders or explosives, please.

Due to hazardous nature of certain components in home computers, we will be accepting old computer hardware including processors, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.

Community Clean Up Day

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Choctaw Beach Park on State Road 20

8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. Limit of (4) tires per household.


Walton County Solid Waste Department Partners with Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to Expand Recycling Program

The Walton County Department of Solid Waste and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park are pleased to share the exciting news of a brand new recycling partnership. This valuable partnership provides a professional solution to the park’s ongoing recycling collection needs.

On August 24th, Walton County Solid Waste Manager Jeff Massey and Assistant Manager Billy McKee, delivered a blue recycling collection trailer to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Walton County is providing the blue recycle trailer and will conduct weekly collection of the recyclables.

“I was excited when the staff at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park contacted us about working with them concerning recycling,” said Jeff Massey, Walton County Solid Waste Manager. “I look forward to working with Management at Topsail as this is the kind of partnership that not only creates awareness for recycling, but community awareness for the great assets like Topsail that exist in Walton County.”

This allows Topsail Hill to provide another supervised location for local recyclers to drop off their paper, plastic and aluminum recyclables.

“Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is pleased to partner with Walton County Solid Waste and Recycling Department,” said Topsail Hill Preserve Assistant Park Manager Vicki Tiseth. “We are excited to offer this recycling opportunity not only to our park visitors but also to members of our local community. The park encourages everyone to take advantage of this convenient recycling location.”

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Walton County Solid Waste Department are looking forward to continued partnership opportunities and are planning additional recycling events to be held within the park.

The delivery of the recycling trailer to Topsail continues the expansion of the Solid Waste Department’s recycling efforts. Previously, the Department delivered a trailer to Sandestin as a part of a partner recycling effort with the Sandestin Owners Association.

About Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

This 1,640-acre park features a variety of habitats: pristine beaches, freshwater coastal dune lakes, old-growth longleaf pine forests and wetlands. Evidence from midden mounds (discarded debris from Native American communities) and a large mound adjacent to the park, indicate that Native Americans used this area for fishing, hunting and camping. From the late 1800s to the mid-1900s, workers from the Quarters Turpentine Village turpentined old-growth longleaf pines in forests now part of Topsail Hill. The park offers RV camping, cabins, a swimming pool, beach access and many other amenities.

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