Drop-Off Site Locations Available for Residential Vegetative Debris In Escambia County
In addition to curbside removal of debris for residents, residential drop off sites are accepting vegetative debris only generated by Hurricane Sally. This is for private, residential use only, NO COMMERCIAL DEBRIS. Please leave construction and demolition debris, household hazardous waste and bulky waste at the curbside for right of way pickup. View a map of drop off locations here. Drop off locations are Baars Field (13020 Sorrento Road), Escambia County Equestrian Center (7750 Mobile Hwy.), John R. Jones Athletic Complex (555 E. Nine Mile Road), Lexington Terrace (900 S Old Corry Field Road), Oak Grove Landfill (745 County Road 99) and Park East (1233-1235 Fort Pickens Road).
Escambia County began its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Sally with curbside removal of debris for residents on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Escambia County residents, that can safely do so, are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right of way (the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement). Commercial-generated waste should not be placed on public right of way. Businesses should contact their waste collection service provider or a debris removal contractor. This material is not eligible to be removed curbside by Escambia County. Nonprofits are allowed to place debris on public right of way for pickup.
Debris that was generated by Hurricane Sally should be placed and sorted on the area immediately adjoining the road in front of your home. The county has divided its jurisdiction into three zones and contracted with three separate companies to accomplish the debris removal in 90 days.
Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:
• Vegetative Debris (whole trees and large limbs should be cut into lengths of four feet or less, tree stumps, tree branches, tree trunks and other leafy material)
• Construction and Demolition Debris (damaged components of buildings and structures such lumber and wood, wall board, glass, metal, roofing materials, tile, furnishings and fixtures)
• Appliances and White Goods (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, heat pumps, ovens, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters)
• Electronic Waste (computers, televisions, office electronic equipment, etc.)
• Household Hazardous Waste (materials that are ignitable, reactive, toxic or corrosive such as paints, cleaners, pesticides, etc.)
Only loose debris will be collected; bagged debris should not be placed on the public right of way. Make every attempt to avoid stacking debris below low hanging power or utility lines.
Do not place debris within four feet of:
• Water meters
• Fire hydrants, or any other above-ground utility
Only debris placed on the public right of way will be eligible for collection until further notice.
If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to push remaining debris to the right of way for collection on subsequent passes.