Florida county expands recycling efforts,
landfill operations close to public
In an effort to increase recycling
in Leon County, Florida, the Board
of County Commissioners has contracted
with Marpan Recycling to process
certain debris that was previously
disposed of at the Apalachee Solid
Waste Management Facility.
Items such as construction and demolition
debris, cardboard, furniture and
carpet will now be processed for
recycling at the Marpan facility,
6020 Woodville Highway. The City
of Tallahassee will also be delivering
those materials to Marpan to be recycled.
The County has partnered with such
organizations as the International
Council on Environmental Initiatives
(ICLEI) to continue initiating smart
energy strategies and developing
methods for a more sustainable future.
Kim Williams, owner of Marpan Recycling,
said the County’s decision to close
the landfill and recycle this type
of waste will go a long way to protecting
the community’s future.
Effective January 1, 2009, the landfill
operations at the Apalachee facility,
7550 Apalachee Parkway, will be closed
to the general public. The facility
will continue to accept waste tires
and clean loads of yard trash (no