Service Alert for Panhandle of Florida

PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA

WASTE MANAGEMENT IN FULL OPERATION SERVICING PANAMA CITY, DOTHAN AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Customer reach will be determined by road safety, traffic and site conditions.

Panama City, Fla. – Oct. 18, 2018 Waste Management is running all collection routes in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Bay County, Washington County, Jackson County and the areas surrounding Dothan, Ala. Customer reach will be determined by road safety as well as traffic and facility conditions. Waste Management is working extended hours and has brought in additional resources and manpower to assist in this post-storm recovery in the areas most significantly impacted by Hurricane Michael. Waste Management resumed collection and disposal services as early as last Thursday in most areas within the panhandle of Florida and was running all routes in the Panama City, Fla. and Dothan, Ala. as of Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

“Waste Management is completely focused on this monumental post-Hurricane Michael recovery effort in Panama City, Dothan, Ala. and the surrounding areas impacted by the storm. We are enlisting support from our neighboring sites and have brought in additional manpower and resources to take on this huge undertaking,” said William Dyer, district manager, Waste Management of Panama City. “This recovery will be long and arduous, and 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.