Hurricane Sally Debris Removal Is Underway In Escambia County

September 23, 2020

Curbside removal of Hurricane Sally debris removal got underway on Wednesday in Escambia County.

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.)

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, 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:

  • Mailboxes
  • 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.


3 Responses to “Hurricane Sally Debris Removal Is Underway In Escambia County”

  1. Sally Rathbun on October 17th, 2020 6:18 pm

    Supposedly really yard trash pick-up is only for bagged trash or new branches placed outside on yard will be picked up on regular trash days, but I have noticed they are picking up hurricane debris from certain homes and leaving debris at other homes. This isn’t right. Please explain! Thank you

  2. popeye76 on September 23rd, 2020 5:36 pm

    @ Rotten Fish – Yes, we all want things done – and when we want it done – regarding cleanup, yet sometimes we fail to understand (or are just in ignorance of) the logistics behind the process. Regarding who is doing recovery, I really don’t care at this point. I just want it done. I’m just happy to see the many crews on the job (thanks to you all).

    Rotten Fish, I get you’re frustrated – so am I – but let’s just be thankful that the cleanup/recovery process is happening at a far faster pace than with Hurricane Ivan (2004). In my case, I had just moved to the area the year before, and I will never forget having no power for 2 weeks and standing in the gas line for over an hour with a 5 gallon tank (no room for cars!). So let’s just be thankful that recovery is still on the way and actually happening at the moment I click “send” – regardless if you see it.

    Stay safe…

  3. Rotten Fish on September 23rd, 2020 12:28 pm

    And wouldn’t you know it, none other than Road inc.apparently in the debris removal business. I saw road inc crews on Beulah road this morning picking up debris loading contracted dump trucks. Ironically they were using a mini trac hoe with only a bucket. Normally this kind of work is done with a grapple bucket. They did have a loader of course without rakes. How does this happen? At a minimum they should be required to have the proper equipment, more importantly this explains why there are so many road jobs that are unfinished in the surrounding areas. If the information I’m providing is accurate which I believe it to be based on what I saw maybe it’s past time the citizens start demanding some answers why it has taken-so long for projects started by this company to get completed! In the mean time 9 mile rd hwy in front of Navy fed 29 and 9 mile rd remain the same, in complete. Oh let’s not forget the once a month vehicle front end alignment continue for the huge drop off at the intersection of Beulah and 9 mile rd which has been there almost a year now.

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