Panama City, FL â€“ In an effort to assist those who may need additional opportunities to clean up their properties following unprecedented rainfall and flooding recently, Bay County will have weeklong repeat of Waste Amnesty Days beginning Nov. 1 through Nov. 7. On those dates from 7 a.m.Â toÂ 4:30Â p.m., residents may dropÂ offÂ theirÂ yardÂ debris,Â householdÂ garbageÂ andÂ hazardousÂ wasteÂ at no charge atÂ theÂ Steelfield LandfillÂ locatedÂ atÂ 11411Â LandfillÂ RoadÂ inÂ WestÂ Bay,Â offÂ StateÂ 79.
ThisÂ eventÂ isÂ openÂ toÂ BayÂ CountyÂ residentsÂ only.Â ProofÂ ofÂ residencyÂ isÂ requiredÂ (e.g., driverâ€™sÂ license,Â powerÂ bill,Â voterÂ registrationÂ card).Â Tipping fees will not be waived for commercial customers. All loads that arrive in commercial vehicles or trailers will be assumed to be commercial in origin and are subject to tipping fees.
TheÂ followingÂ materialsÂ willÂ beÂ accepted:
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â AppliancesÂ (airÂ conditioners,Â dryers,Â stoves,Â washingÂ machines,Â etc.)
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â ConstructionÂ andÂ demolitionÂ debrisÂ (concrete,Â lumber,Â sheetÂ rock,Â etc.)
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â TrashÂ (kitchenÂ garbage,Â furniture,Â carpet,Â clothes,Â etc.)
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â HouseholdÂ hazardousÂ wasteÂ (pesticides,Â paints,Â usedÂ oil,Â fluorescentÂ tubes, antifreeze,Â etc.)
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â SmallÂ engineÂ containingÂ devicesÂ (lawnÂ mowers,Â weedÂ eaters,Â edgers,Â etc.)
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Tires (up to 10)
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â YardÂ debrisÂ (grassÂ clippings,Â leaves,Â treeÂ trimmings,Â etc.)
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â RecyclablesÂ (batteries,Â paper,Â plastic,Â metals,Â computers,Â cellÂ phones,Â etc.)
RegulationsÂ prohibitÂ disposingÂ appliances,Â householdÂ hazardousÂ waste,Â smallÂ engine-containingÂ devicesÂ andÂ tiresÂ inÂ landfills.Â TheÂ landfillÂ acceptsÂ theseÂ itemsÂ butÂ must processÂ themÂ separatelyÂ fromÂ otherÂ waste.Â IfÂ possible,Â pleaseÂ stageÂ theseÂ materials inÂ theÂ loadÂ soÂ theyÂ canÂ beÂ droppedÂ offÂ atÂ theÂ designatedÂ area.
BayÂ CountyÂ willÂ notÂ acceptÂ gasÂ cylinders,Â explosiveÂ materials,Â ammunitionÂ orÂ flares. However,Â residential-sizedÂ propaneÂ tanksÂ areÂ accepted.
â€œThisÂ isÂ somethingÂ weÂ doÂ asÂ aÂ serviceÂ toÂ theÂ community,Â givingÂ peopleÂ anÂ opportunity toÂ cleanÂ upÂ theirÂ propertiesÂ andÂ alsoÂ disposeÂ ofÂ householdÂ hazardousÂ wasteÂ properly withoutÂ concern about itÂ damaging theÂ localÂ environment,â€Â saidÂ Solid Waste Division Manager Glenn Ogborn.
ForÂ moreÂ information,Â contactÂ BayÂ CountyÂ SolidÂ WasteÂ ManagementÂ atÂ 236-2212.