Itís once again time for spring cleaning and the City of Destin and Waste Management want to remind residents of the free spring cleaning services available. Just call Waste Management to schedule a bulk pickup any time, for free. The City of Destin encourages all residential customers to take advantage of this service this spring and also throughout the year. The cityís free year round cleanup initiative helps raise awareness of the cityís goal to provide a healthy and clean environment for its residents, businesses and visitors.

Bulk items such as patio furniture, couches and barbecue grills (with the gas tank removed) will be hauled away weekly with an easy call to Waste Management, 862-7141. If you have any questions regarding the type of items you can place curbside, contact Waste Management or the cityís Public Services Department at 837-6869.

Yard waste is picked up every Wednesday or Friday and must be canned, bagged and/or bundled and shall not weigh in excess of 50 lbs. per container or bundle, and shall not be in excess of 4 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter. Total volume per each yard waste service day shall not exceed 2 cubic yards -- approximately the amount that can be placed in the bed of a standard pickup truck. See the pickup schedule map at for details.

Looking to get rid of white goods? These items (washers, dryers, refrigerators, etc.) can now be dropped off at your convenience at the cityís public services maintenance yard anytime Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for free. Please call the Public Services Department at 837-6869 ahead of time to schedule an appointment so that staff can be ready to help. A curbside pickup can also be scheduled through Waste Management. Some fees may apply for white goods picked up curbside.

Proof of physical residency in Destin (utility bill, driverís license, etc.) must be provided prior to unloading the items at the cityís public services maintenance yard. A P.O. Box will not be considered proof of residency. City employees will be available to assist in unloading the items.

Bulk cleanup services and white goods drop-offs are not available to commercial customers.

Ready to recycle an old working refrigerator or freezer? Gulf Power will pick it up from your home and pay you $35. Simply call Gulf Power at 855-559-2523 to set up an appointment.

Hazardous waste such as tires, paint, oil, paint thinners and batteries must be coordinated with Okaloosa County. Please call 651-7395 to schedule an appointment to drop off hazardous items.