Escambia County Temporarily Closing All Recycling Locations Due To COVID-19 Impacts

July 11, 2020

Escambia County is closing all public recycling locations effect Monday due to impacts from COVID-19.

Inmate crews from Escambia County Corrections are used to manage mess from illegal dumping at the sites. Those inmate road crew program was suspended Thursday after an inmate at the Escambia County Work Annex (formerly known as the road prison) tested positive for COVID-19.

“With the loss of labor crews from Escambia County Corrections, the county will not have manpower to manage illegal dumping at the sites. There have been multiple complaints about illegal dumping from neighbors and businesses around each site. Do not leave any materials at the drop-off recycling sites,” the county said in a press release Friday afternoon.

The following Escambia County recycling locations are closed until further notice:

  • UF/IFAS Extension Office: 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment
  • Molino Fire Station: 1459 Molino Rd, Molino
  • Oak Grove Convenience Center: 745 County Road 99, McDavid
  • Perdido Landfill: 13009 Beulah Road, Cantonment
  • Baars Softball Field: 12950 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola
  • ECUA Ellyson Campus (between the old airplane hangar and the ECUA Water Quality Laboratory): 9255 Sturdevant Street, Pensacola
  • Escambia High School: 1310 N. 65th Avenue, Pensacola
  • Ever’Man Natural Foods Cooperative Grocery (rear parking lot): 315 W. Garden Street, Pensacola
  • Ferry Pass Fire Station: 2331 E. Johnson Avenue, Pensacola

A recycling site that was located at the John R. Jones Ballpark on Nine Mile Road was previously closed on June 15 due to a problem with illegal dumping.

ECUA residential sanitation customers can get a free recycling as part of their service. Call ECUA at (850) 476-0480 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


6 Responses to “Escambia County Temporarily Closing All Recycling Locations Due To COVID-19 Impacts”

  1. John on July 13th, 2020 7:42 am

    I clean, separate and carefully recycle and have done so for years. A few people dump trash and boom, they remove the containers. Instead of punishing the majority who are doing right, put some cameras and pay for them fining the #*~ who are dumping. I just wonder where they are dumping there stuff now?. They haven’t been taught anything and we’ve been taught that doing right is a “waste” of time when it involves ECUA.

  2. Mr. Metoo on July 12th, 2020 9:24 pm

    @ Mike. You’re right. It was all part of those sneaky commissioners master plan. Use Covid to get rid of almost free and cheap labor all over the county just to close these recycling sights. But you were not fooled.Next they might create daily rainstorms and close the Fire Department. Stay vigilant and steadfast .

  3. Bonnie EXNER on July 12th, 2020 1:49 pm

    Unfortunately BARRINEAU PARK COMMUNITY CENTER lost their recycling dumpster about 6 months ago for the very same reason…abuse of those dumping trash instead of recyclables..MOTHER EARTH IS CRYING THESE DAYS!

  4. David Huie Green on July 11th, 2020 3:40 pm

    “nonsense, just an excuse to cut back on services”

    If the people who were doing it can’t do it, why would saying it won’t be done be an excuse?

    Do you expect the ones who weren’t doing it to begin doing it or the ones who can’t do it to do it anyway?

    David for clarification

  5. mike on July 11th, 2020 10:56 am

    nonsense, just an excuse to cut back on services to the public. don’t buy it. :(

  6. Bill Leonard on July 11th, 2020 8:03 am

    Well you could see this coming due to the irresponsible people who would use these sites to dump anything in and around these dumpsters. I know these people could care less but now you have put more pressure on the sanitation / recycling facilities that will effect all sanitation services

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