Storm-related debris collection in Escambia County has ended throughout the 875-square-mile county. Escambia County contractors have hauled 80,485 loads, collecting 4,221,633 cubic yards of Hurricane Sally generated debris. This equals 660 football fields with debris stacked 3 feet high. That's enough debris to fill 91% of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans!
Any remaining debris or bulk items should be prepared for collection by the resident's respective waste hauler or residents may dispose items at the Perdido Landfill
. The Perdido Landfill will be open Thursday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 31, but will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Escambia County will reopen the drop-off recycling site at the Perdido Landfill beginning Tuesday, Dec. 29, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents may drop off aluminum and steel cans; plastic bottles and jugs; paper and cardboard for free.
Residents wishing to dispose of organic Christmas trees can do so by simply placing the tree curbside with all decorations, ornaments and any attached tree stands removed. Trees or segments of trees should not be more than six feet in length. Do not place Christmas trees in recycling or garbage containers. For more information, please contact your waste service provider. Christmas trees are typically collected on your normal trash collection day.
For more information about Escambia County Waste Services and fees
, visit myescambia.com/wasteservices