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WCSO obtains contract to clean along state roads

Former Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum and Sheriff Charlie Creel have successfully acquired the contract to clean up trash along the sides of state roads in Wakulla County. The contract was in place several years ago under former Sheriff David Harvey. The WCSO lost the bid to collect the trash to another vendor during the last few years Sheriff Harvey was in office.

The contract is for six months with an option to renew for two years. It is executed through the Florida Department of Transportation and Transfield Services.
Members of the WCSO staff take WCSO inmates out to the roads to collect the trash on a regular basis depending on manpower and the availability of inmate labor. The state road trash pickup will begin on Friday, Jan. 18.

Image Both sheriffs stated they wanted to get the trash contract for state roads back because the quantity of trash on the side of state roads continues to mount. “We want to continue to keep Wakulla County the beautiful place that we all know it is,” said Sheriff Creel. “I know we can do better.”

The WCSO Litter Control Unit will continue to pick up trash along the sides of county roads. The unit collected 213,680 pounds of trash along the sides of roads in 2012. The unit collected between 6,000 pounds and 16,000 pounds per month last year with the exception of July when 80,000 pounds was collected after Tropical Storm Debby.

The WCSO is also working with Keep Wakulla County Beautiful Director Jo Ann Palmer to make sure the Adopt A Road families and organizations are picking up trash on their sections of roadways on a regular and consistent basis.

The WCSO provides office space for Keep Wakulla County Beautiful and Director Palmer.

 

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