At the Thursday, Feb. 27 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, the board voted to permanently close two of the county’s 23 recycle drop-off sites. The Tiger Point Park Road and Five Points/Chumuckla Highway recycling drop off sites will permanently close on March 14 due to health and safety risks resulting from illegal dumping.
The sites currently have cameras, but costly lighting and equipment upgrades would be necessary to improve the ability to identify or prosecute violators. Non-recyclables including furniture, household garbage, construction debris and even dead animals are illegally dumped at the sites on a regular basis. Signs will be posted at the sites giving notice of the closure.