Waste Management suspends recycling collections in Jackson County

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Waste Management is suspending service for recycling temporarily because of damage to its facility in Florida.

In addition, garbage service is a day behind this week because of Hurricane Sally. Because service was suspended Tuesday, service is a day behind schedule for the rest of the week.

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Residents should call Waste Management at 228-832-3144 if their garbage is or was missed.

Waste Management, the solid waste contractor for residents in the unincorporated areas of Jackson County, sends Jackson County recyclables to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Recycling Facility near Pensacola, Florida.

Waste Management has informed the County that the ECUA Recycling Facility was damaged by Hurricane Sally and is closed until further notice. This facility is the only recycling facility in our region, therefore, Waste Management has asked that curbside recycling collection be suspended until the ECUA Recycling Facility is back up and running.

Jackson County and Waste Management will continue to work together on a solution and hope that the ECUA recycling facility can open soon. We will keep residents posted on when the curbside recycle service will resume.

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