Destin’s long-term recycling future not finalized

On Oct. 4, recycled items from Waste Management customers in the city’s franchise area began being taken to the RePower South recycling facility in Montgomery, Alabama, according to The Destin Log.

How long will that last?

Waste Management’s use of the facility in Montgomery for Destin’s recyclables followed the Okaloosa County Commission’s mid-September decision to have recycled items from the company’s customers in the county’s overall franchise areas taken to the Springhill Landfill in Jackson County.

According to the report and public records, a majority of the board approved going that route rather than paying higher recyclable-processing rates charged by the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority for its facility in Cantonment, and rather than disbanding the recycling program all together.

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