Solid Waste Collection & Recycling
Solid waste collection and recycling in the City of Destin is mandatory and is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure this service is established. The city contracts with Waste Management, Inc., for solid waste services. This includes all residential and commercial trash and garbage, and all other refuse within the city limits of Destin.
Residential Curbside PickupMost household items can be picked up curbside in Destin by Waste Management, Inc. Categories for this service include solid waste (household garbage), recycling, yard waste and bulk waste.
See Destin's pickup schedule, yard waste specifications and Holiday schedule information. If you have service questions or issues, please call Waste Management, Inc., at (850) 862-7141.
Is your cart damaged or does it need to be replaced? Request a new cart here. Eligible customers may request a smaller garbage and recycling cart. Call (850) 862-7141 for assistance.
City residents, where there are no more than two persons residing in the dwelling and at least one of those two is age 65 or over by October 1 of the current year, may apply for a senior discount directly with Waste Management, Inc. Please contact Waste Management, Inc., (850) 862-7141 for service level details and rates.
Bulk items such as chairs, couches, furniture, white goods, etc. (refrigerant, gas tanks, etc. must be removed) will be picked up on Mondays and is limited to six (6) cubic yards or 75 lbs. per pickup weekly. Items not accepted: tires, batteries, paints, oils, construction debris, chemicals of any kind, Freon, rocks, sand, gravel, dirt, logs, carpet, hazardous or medical waste.
Recycling Services Recyclable items should be placed loosely in the 96-gallon recycling cart. Do not bag the items. Recycling instructions are printed on the yellow lid. Pickup is every Tuesday. The recycling cart should be placed curbside next to the regular garbage cart.
Tips for recycling cardboard
- Cardboard is a recyclable material that should be placed in the 96-gallon recycling cart that is serviced weekly at residential homes in the City of Destin.
- The only time cardboard is not picked up in the 96-gallon cart is when it is too large and too bulky. In this case, Waste Management, Inc., drivers place an “orange tag” on the cardboard letting the customer know that a larger Waste Management, Inc., truck will come by to pick up the cardboard.
- Waste Management, Inc., requests that large, bulky cardboard be broken down into smaller sections for ease of pickup. If the smaller sections of cardboard cannot be placed in the 96-gallon recycling cart, then placing the cardboard next to the bin is acceptable. If a different truck is needed to pick up that cardboard, the customer will be alerted via an orange tag.
- Cardboard WILL be picked up if it is wet.
Residential single stream recycling can be dropped off at the city's Public Services Maintenance Yard located 3949 Commons Dr. A recycling dumpster is located just inside the gate to the left of the building.
Hazardous waste disposal is NOT a curbside service. It is managed by Okaloosa County. Hazardous items include car batteries, paint, oil, computers, etc. Residents can drop these items off for free in Fort Walton Beach at 80 Ready Ave.every Tuesday thru Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call (850) 301-2013.
Call Waste Management, Inc., at (850) 862-7141 to set up a commercial account or to inquire about your existing commercial account.