Service Alert for Panhandle of Florida

PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA

WASTE MANAGEMENT TO RESUME TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES IN PANAMA CITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Customer reach will be determined by road safety and facility conditions.

Panama City, Fla. – Oct. 15, 2018 – Following the severe impact of Hurricane Michael, Waste Management has resumed all service routes in Panama City, Bay County, Washington County, Jackson County and the Dothan, Ala. area. Customer reach will be determined by road safety and facility conditions. If conditions are unsafe, Waste Management will service customers as soon as those prohibitive conditions are remedied. Additionally, Waste Management’s operations at Springhill Regional Landfill, transfer stations and the recycling material recovery facility in Dothan, Ala. are fully functional and are providing those essential services to this monumental recovery effort.

“Waste Management resumed collection and disposal services as early as last Thursday in most areas within the panhandle of Florida. We are pleased to announce that as of today, Oct. 15, Waste Management has resumed all collection services at our impacted sites. We are now completely focused on this monumental post-Hurricane Michael recovery effort in Panama City and the surrounding areas. We are enlisting support from our neighboring sites and bringing all necessary additional resources to this huge undertaking,” said William Dyer, district manager, Waste Management of Panama City. “This recovery will be long and arduous; however, Waste Management is prepared and able to bring maximum support where needed. We want to reiterate that safety is essential to this effort and encourage our Waste Management employees and all residents to remain focused on safety during this time.”

 As families return to the areas affected by Hurricane Michael, it is important that residential customers separate their household garbage - such as food, diapers and regular household waste - from debris created by the storms and flooding. Waste Management asks that customers bag their household garbage and place it at the curb. Storm debris - including refrigerators, household appliances, bags of clothing, tree limbs, wood fencing, carpet and carpet padding - should be placed in a separate pile or piles. Separating household waste from storm debris will allow Waste Management employees to collect household garbage more quickly and safely, helping prevent foul odors and safety hazards that would be created by mixing household garbage with storm debris.

 Campbellton, Fla.Waste Management’s Springhill Regional Landfill has re-opened for business. In response to the major recovery activities associated with Hurricane Michael, Springhill Regional Landfill announces their disposal operations will be open 6:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., 7 days a week, until further notice.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Hurricane Michael.