City of Fort Walton Beach agrees to continue recycling program

At a special meeting on September 10, 2019, the Fort Walton Beach City Council agreed to terms from Emerald Coast Utility Authority (ECUA) to accept recyclables obtained by the City’s curbside, single stream recycling program for another 24 months.

For Fort Walton Beach solid waste customers, this means their recyclable material will continue to be taken to the ECUA recycling facility in Cantonment, Fla., where it will be sorted and sold by the company for processing.

“Curbside, single stream recycling has been extremely popular with our residents since we rolled the program out several years ago. The program is also very successful,” said Public Works and Utility Services Director Daniel Payne.

“The City’s recycling contamination rate is 16 percent. While we strive to get better, this is relatively low which means Fort Walton Beach residents take pride in the program. Our recycling efforts will continue until the option no longer exists.”

For more information about the City of Fort Walton Beach’s recycling program, visit

Okaloosa County’s recent recycling decision

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