Thursday, August 9, 2018

Franklin County commissioners are moving forward on a plan to collect used oil at various locations around the county

 Franklin County commissioners are moving forward on a plan to collect used oil at various locations around the county.

The county was recently awarded a grant to handle the collection and disposal of the used oil, the expense to the county is purchasing the containers needed so the public has a place to bring the oil.

On Tuesday the board agreed to purchase three containers at about 2200 dollars each.

The oil collection program will help protect the environment by giving people a place to dispose of their used oil and anti-freeze for free so they don't pour it out where it can leach into the groundwater or the Bay.

People can also dispose of their used oil and fuel filters in the same containers.

The county already accepts used oil for free at the landfill on Highway 65 but the board feels the program will be more successful if the collection bins are spread out across the county so people don't have to travel to Eastpoint just to dispose of their used oil.

The bins will be emptied once or twice a month by a contractor paid through the grant funds.


The bins will be located at the City Yard in Carrabelle, near Scipio Creek in Apalachicola and at Vrooman Park in Eastpoint. 


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