Solid Waste & Recycling
The Jefferson County Solid Waste Department has been instructed by the Board of County Commissioners to review and analyze the solid waste assessment fees currently in place for commercial businesses.
To start the process, the Department is distributing this survey to business owners in Jefferson County. Please take a few minutes of your time to complete the survey. Your returned survey responses will allow the Department to provide valuable input to the Board, and ensure a fair representation of solid waste disposal among the county’s business owners.
Surveys may be returned via U.S. Mail to:
Solid Waste Department
1591 S. Waukeenah Street
Monticello, FL 32344
Or via Fax to: 850-342-0185
If you should have any questions about the survey, please contact Beth Letchworth at 850-342-0184. Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.
Beth Letchworth, Director
Solid Waste Collection Sites in Jefferson County (All Sites have walk-thru gates for your convenience.) For Collection Site Schedules Click Here.
We appreciate the volunteers who help keep Jefferson County roads clean through the Adopt-A-Road program. Participating groups and individuals include the following:
- Jefferson County 4-H Council
- Jake Parker Youth Club
- Miller Accounting
- Jefferson Co High School Key Club
- Larry Thompson Stomper/Grasshopper
- Shamrock Square Companies
- Charles and Gladys Roann
- Jefferson Nursing Center
- Farmers & Merchants Bank
- Jefferson Co High School JROTC
- Madison Communications
- McLeese, Williams, Mejia, Grush
- Confederate Farms
- Renegade Ranch
- Blossman Gas, Inc
- Mt. Ararat A.M.E. Church
In 1994-95, people in Florida generated a staggering 24 million tons of solid waste, over 9.5 pounds per day for every resident of the state. Jefferson County residents averaged 4 pounds each per day. The 1989 Florida Legislature requires all counties to reduce solid waste entering landfills. To meet the mandate and to reduce the cost of landfill operations, Jefferson County recycles. Aluminum, newspaper, cardboard, HDPE plastic, glass and steel (tin) cans are collected at "dumpster" sites throughout the county, and through curbside pick up in Monticello. In FY95, 88% of white goods (appliances), 92% of tires, 37% of newspaper, 27% of aluminum cans and 14% of glass collected was recycled, contributing to a 12% reduction through recycling.
You may deliver recyclable materials to the Recycling Center, US 19 and Waukeenah Street, south of Monticello from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Contact the Recycling Center for information about recycling used oil, car batteries, tires and other items. Recycle yard trash by composting. Let the "clips fall where they may;" don't bag grass clippings when you mow.
Our Adopt-A-Road project is in full swing. Please see the documents below for policies and procedures. Also contact the Waste Department for More details.
Litter Removal Agreement
Frequently Asked Questions By Potential Adopters
Litter Removal Report