Escambia County is pleased to announce the final set out date of Tuesday, Dec. 1 for Hurricane Sally generated debris. Contractors completed the first substantial pass of debris removal countywide Friday, Oct. 23 and are continuing to make multiple passes. The county began its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Sally with curbside removal of debris for residents on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
County residents should have debris set out and separated (not bagged) by Tuesday, Dec. 1. The goal is to have all debris collected by the Christmas holiday. To help expedite the process, separate your debris for service. Vegetative debris like tree limbs need to be separate from construction and demolition materials like drywall and carpet. Keep debris away from storm drains, low powerlines, utilities and mailboxes.
As of Sunday, Oct. 25, Escambia County has collected approximately 2,578,135 cubic yards of debris throughout the county, which equals 403 football fields with debris stacked 3 feet high. The map below shows where debris has been collected.
Curbside Residential Debris Pickup Instructions
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 will not be accepted.
- Businesses should contact their waste collection service provider or a debris removal contractor. Business and commercial 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.
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. Only debris placed on the public right of way will be eligible for collection until further notice.
Do not place debris within four feet of:
- Water meters
- Fire hydrants, or any other above-ground utility
The county contractors have dedicated pieces of equipment for different debris streams (vegetation, C&D and stumps). Please understand that if vegetation is collected and C&D or stumps are left behind, they are not “missed,” but rather assigned to different trucks dedicated to that debris stream. Contractors cannot commingle debris streams in a single truck load. Debris will be picked up on private roads, and the county is working on getting FEMA approval for contractors to access gated communities.
Drop Off Instructions for Residential Vegetative Debris Drop Off Sites
In addition to curbside removal of debris for residents, residential drop off sites are accepting vegetative debris generated by Hurricane Sally. This is for private, residential use only, NO COMMERCIAL DEBRIS.
Hurricane Sally debris drop off sites are open for Escambia County residents only and will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., until further notice. Residents need to bring ID and proof of residency.
View a map of drop off locations here or see below:
Baars Field, 13020 Sorrento Road (behind the Sheriff's substation)
- Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway
- John R. Jones Athletic Complex, 555 E. Nine Mile Road
- Lexington Terrace, 900 S. Old Corry Field Road
- Oak Grove Convenience Center, 745 County Road 99
- Park East, Via De Luna Pensacola Beach
- Brent Athletic Park - 4711 N. W St., Pensacola
The county lifted the burn ban for all areas of the county on Monday, Oct. 26. Please note: per city ordinance, open burning is not allowed within City of Pensacola limits.
For more information on where to drop off debris, visit myescambia.com/wasteservices.