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Storm Water Advisory Team

Photo of downtown flooded area

The Storm-Water Advisory Team (SWAT) was established by the Board of County Commissioners in its regular meeting on September 25, 2014 under Resolution Number R2014-110.

The purpose of the Team is to assist the County staff in identifying conditions associated with the April 2014 flooding event and to comment on the staff's recommendations prior to their presentation to the Board for its review.

RESTORE Advisory Committee

About the RESTORE Advisory Committee

The Resources, Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf Coast States Act, passed in 2012, was the federal action which provided for the allocation and use of funds gained through civil penalties arising out of the Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill.

Pending Vehicle and Equipment Purchases

Escambia County adopted a Local Preference Initiative on September 16, 2013, to improve local business access to bidding on vehicles and equipment being sought for purchase by the County. The initiative took effect October 1, 2013. To remain in compliance with the initiative, the Purchasing Manager frequently posts information to this page regarding pending purchases of vehicles and equipment for County departments, including make, model, specifications and purchase price.

Small Business Enterprise Initiative

Escambia County adopted a Small Business Enterprise Ordinance in July, 2014 to establish a Small Business Enterprise program with the purpose and intent of providing the maximum opportunity for increased participation of qualified small businesses in the County’s procurement processes. Information on the SBE Initiative and application form are available here.

Household Hazardous Waste and End-of-Life Electronics Programs, Regional Roundups and Free Paint

Household Hazardous Waste

Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) or household chemical waste is collected year round at the Perdido Landfill for no charge for Escambia County residents. We also collect HHW and Electronics for no charge at quarterly Regional Roundups for Escambia County residents. We do not accept any material from businesses. These materials cannot go into the trash because they are toxic and may contaminate local water sources. For more information call (850) 937-2160.