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Posted on: April 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Recycling service suspended due to ECUA Materials Recovery Facility operation interruption

Santa Rosa County has temporarily suspended recycling services. In the face of staff turnover, the Emerald Coast Utility Authority’s (ECUA) Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) will not be receiving mixed recyclables for processing starting Friday, April 14, 2023, for an estimated four weeks. Mixed recyclables such as those collected at the curb, though, cannot be processed safely and effectively until the facility is again operational and fully staffed. 

Those who subscribe to Waste Pro’s recycling services are asked not to place recycling items into their blue bin after Friday, April 21, 2023. Place recycling items with regular trash in the gray container. Do not place recycling containers at the curb as they will not be collected during this time. Waste Pro will update customers when available. Waste Pro customers WILL receive a credit on their next billing cycle. Waste Pro customers can call 850-365-1900, for more information. 

Residents of the City of Gulf Breeze and City of Milton should continue to separate materials for recycling, as usual, in an effort to encourage sustained behaviors. The City of Gulf Breeze and City of Milton will continue to collect recycling cans with a recycling collection vehicle, as it normally does. However, during this temporary suspension, recyclable materials will be taken to the landfill for disposal instead of the MRF.

Adams Sanitation customers: Adams Sanitation will continue to service recycling carts for their customers and will divert these materials to the landfill pending ECUA’s reopening. Customers who have Adams optional recycling service who wish to suspend recycling service during this period of interruption may send an email to and Adams will pause recycling cart collection until ECUA's facilities are back open. A full update on this issue will be provided to Adams Sanitation customers via email.

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