The Franklin County Central Landfill will accept amnesty storm debris Tuesday, Sept. 12 to Friday, Sept. 15. Landfill hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Franklin County Solid Waste providessolid waste disposal and recycling opportunities for Franklin County. Have a question? Call 670-8167.

Hours of operation, through Sept. 31 are 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. Winter hours, from Oct. 1 – March 31 are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Landfill Tipping Fees

Household Waste - $65 Per Ton

Yard Trash - $45 Per Ton

Construction & Demolition - $45 Per Ton

White Goods - $45 Per Ton

Regular Tires - $2.50 Per tire up to 4 tires

Large Tires - $5 Per tire up to 4 tires

Over 4 Tires - $250 Per ton

Sludge - $17 Per Ton

Seafood Waste - $17 Per Ton

 

ALL DEBRIS, REGARDLESS OF TYPE, SIZE OR WEIGHT DELIVERED TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY CENTRAL LANDFILL FOR DISPOSAL, MUST BE COMPLETELY ENCLOSED AND SECURED TO THE VEHICLE BY A TARPAULIN OR SIMILAR MATERIAL OR A UNCOVERED DEBRIS DISPOSAL FEE OF $10 WILL BE ASSESSED PER LOAD. THIS INCLUDES DEBRIS DELIVERED IN PLASTIC BAGS. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO OUR AMNESTY DAYS. IF ANY DEBRIS IS DELIVERED UNCOVERED ON AMNESTY DAY, THE CUSTOMER WILL STILL BE ASSESSED THE $10 FEE.

 

Right-of-Way Debris

Franklin County’s goal is to maintain clean and safe roadsides. The uncontrolled and unsanitary right-of-way disposal of debris by residents in unincorporated areas, is strictly prohibited by Franklin County Ordinance No. 2016 06. Not only is the debris and trash placement against the law, it degrades the appearance of the county roads and adjacent properties. Any person violating any provision of this ordinance is subject to penalties. If you are in the incorporated area of the County, please contact City Hall for direction on Right-of-Way debris pickup schedule and guidelines.

Allowable Right-of-Way Debris in unincorporated areas of Franklin County Yard trash limbs up to 18 inches in diameter, no more than 4 feet long. Pine straw, pine cones, leaves and grass clippings. It is prohibited for contractors to dispose of debris on the right-of-way. Any other debris will be the owner’s responsibility to dispose of properly at the Central Landfill.

 

Please take the advantage of the once a month Amnesty days (see schedule below).

Monthly Right-of-Way Debris Pickup Schedule

Alligator Point, St James & Lanark Village 1st Week of the Month

Carrabelle 2nd Week of the Month

Eastpoint, St. George Island & Plantation Airport 3rd Week of the Month

Apalachicola 4th Week of the Month

 

Please place debris on the right-of-way next to your property at least one day prior to the trucks arriving in your area. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your friends at the Franklin County Solid Waste Department by calling 670-8167

 

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Help protect the environment and our health. The Franklin County Landfill accepts, free of charge any Household Hazardous Waste during our normal operating hours. Don’t dispose of dangerous household chemicals in your garbage. Product labels can tip you off to potential hazard. Look for any of these words: Pesticide, warning, Caustic, Poison, Acid, Danger, or Flammable. Household hazardous waste includes items like these:

Paint and paint thinners

Batteries (except alkaline/non/rechargeable)

Used motor oil

Antifreeze and brake fluid

Household cleaning fluids

Pool chemicals

Pesticides

Propane tanks

 

2017 Amnesty Day Schedule

Wednesday, September 13

Saturday, October 14

Wednesday, November 14

Wednesday, December 13

 

Accepted waste items are:

Yard Trash – limbs up to 18 inches in diameter, Pine straw & cones, leaves and grass clippings.

No mixed trash as bottles, cans, paper, etc.. Yard trash will be accepted every Monday of the month as well as Amnesty Days listed.

White Goods – Stoves, ranges, refrigerators, tin, iron and any household or commercial items made of metal. No automobiles or vehicles.

Tires – up to TWO car or small truck tires, with or without rims, per resident. Tires from wholesale or retail businesses will not be accepted free of charge.

Construction & Demolition Debris – wood, bricks, sheet rock, windows, carpet and any other debris which is brought in by the home owner. DEBRIS WHICH IS BROUGHT IN BY COMMERCIAL CONTRACTORS OR BUILDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS AMNESTY.

Excluded items during Amnesty Days are household garbage, clothing and restricted items already listed.

 

Recycling Program

Recycling is a powerful tool in solid waste management, and the Franklin County Recycling Volunteer Program encourages all citizens to participate by taking their recyclables to one of the recycling drop off sites.

Apalachicola - Commerce Street

Eastpoint - 24 6th Street or 210 State Road 65

St George Island - 24 West Bayshore Drive

Carrabelle - 101 Gray Ave

St James - 239 Crooked River Road