To ensure the proper disposal of certain hazardous waste Niceville City residents can drop off their used motor oil, antifreeze, cooking oils, paints and tires at the Public Works Complex at 920 South Cedar at no charge. The Public Works hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, 850-279-6436, Ext. 2004. Also the following businesses will accept used motor oil: Discount Auto Parts, Auto-Zone, and B & T Lubrication.
For any other hazardous material you can contact the Okaloosa County Recycling office at 850-301-2013 and it is located at 80 Ready Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 7am to 3pm.
Gulf Power Street Lights - To report a damaged or non working street light please call Gulf Power at 1-800- 225-5797 or visit this link
Report a street light problem
CALL before you dig - Sunshine State One Call of Florida ,dial 811 or 800-651-6720 option 8. In a couple of days, they'll send a locator to mark the approximate location of underground lines, pipes and cables in your yard, so you'll know what's below - and be able to dig safely. You may also visit their Web Site at http://www.callsunshine.com
Animal complaints and stray animal pickup are handled primarily by Okaloosa County Animal Control at 244-0196. Secondary contact is the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at 243-1525. The Niceville Police Department provides support after hours and during emergencies at (850) 279-6436, Ext 1200. City licenses for cats and dogs can be purchased at the Utility Billing Dept.
The Parks Department is responsible for the landscape maintenance and upkeep of approximately 150 acres of city parks and right of ways. This includes installing irrigation systems, cutting grass, maintaining the landscape plantings and providing the beautiful Christmas Decoration we enjoy each year. Comments or suggestions on park improvement are always welcome, email or call the Public Works office at (850) 279-6436, Ext 2004.
The responsibilities and duties of the R & M Department are diverse and wide ranging. Everyday tasks range from installing or replacing a street sign to building the Turkey Creek Boardwalk. The members of this department are certified air conditioning and heating technicians, state certified traffic technicians, plumbers, carpenters and electricians. Originally established as a department to work in support of the other city departments, the skill and professionalism exhibited by these craftsman soon elevated their job responsibilities. Facilities such as the Turkey Creek Boardwalk, the Niceville Community Center and Youth Center are examples of the projects this department has completed.
Call to report problems with street signs, traffic signs, safety hazards, and traffic markings to the Public Works office (850) 279-6436, Ext 2004. Our goal is to make the city as safe as humanly possible for all residents. Please report any potential problems.
The Street Department is primarily responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of approximately 96 miles of city streets and right of ways. This responsibility includes repairing damaged roadways, drainage systems, sidewalks along with clearing and removing obstructions or safety hazards from the right of way. Please feel free to contact the Public Works Department if you have any questions or concerns with a city street or right of way. It is our goal to make the access for motorist and pedestrians as safe as possible.
Call to report potholes in the pavement, drainage problems, obstructions in the right-of-way, stormwater violations (i.e. construction sites) and drainage issues around the city to the Public Works office (850) 279-6436, Ext 2004. Comments or suggestions on improvement are always welcome.
To report water leaks on the city side of water meters, trouble with city sewer lines, or for information about the city water system call the Public Works office (850) 279-6436, Ext 2004 or visit our "Water and Sewer" page.
The Sanitation Department provides the residential curb side yard waste and debris removal service. This service includes items such as bagged leaves, bagged grass clippings, appliances, and furniture, trees cut no longer than six feet and construction /demolition debris left by the resident. The city requires contractors and tree services to remove all debris they generate. Due to landfill restrictions some debris must be picked up and disposed of separately. All items should be placed at the curb on your assigned pickup day. Normal pickup days for yard waste are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Any remaining items such as trees, furniture, appliances and construction debris are scheduled for a subsequent pickup. For additional information you can contact Public Works at 279-6436, Ext 2004.
Yard Waste Removal Guidelines
General information: All debris should be placed at the curb on your assigned pick-up day. This enables the city crews to remove the bagged debris along with small items and schedule additional pick-ups if needed.
Leaves, grass clippings and small limbs: All leaves, grass clippings and small debris must be bagged. Scheduled pick-up days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday according to your address. This material is hauled to the Wright Landfill which is operated by the Okaloosa County Solid Waste Department.
Large trees and construction debris: These materials are usually picked up on Thursday. All construction material and large trees are disposed in C& D landfills located in North Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
Furniture and appliances: These items require separate pick up and disposal also. Furniture is transported to the solid waste facility in Fort Walton Beach and the appliances are hauled to a recycling drop off facility in North Okaloosa County.
Tree services and contractors: The city requires all tree service companies and building contractors to remove and dispose of any debris they generate. When using the services of a contractor, be sure their quote to you includes debris removal.
Household garbage and recycling services are contracted by the city through Waste Management Inc. Any comments or questions regarding this service can be obtained by calling Niceville City Hall at (850) 279-6436, Ext 1100.