Drop-Off Locations Available for Residential Vegetative Hurricane Debris

October 12, 2020

Escambia County residents that wish to dispose of Hurricane Sally debris can do so at several locations across the county, and there are options for construction and demolition debris.

In addition to curbside removal of debris for residents, drop off sites in Escambia County are accepting trees, branches and other vegetative debris.

Drop off locations are available from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice for vegetative debris only:

  • Escambia County Equestrian Center at 7750 Mobile Highway
  • John R. Jones Athletic Complex at 555 East Nine Mile Road
  • Oak Grove Convenience Center at 745 North Highway 99
  • Baars Field at 13020 Sorrento Road
  • Lexington Terrace at 900 S Old Corry Field Road
  • Park East at 1233-1235 at Fort Pickens Road

These are free sites for Escambia County residents with identification or proof of residency. These locations are only for private residential use only; no commercial debris will be accepted.

If residents would like to drop off construction and demolition debris, they can do so at the following locations:

  • Perdido Landfill (Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Oak Grove Convenience Center (Fridays and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Pictured: The Oak Grove Convenience Center. (Note that the fees listed on the sign do not apply to Hurricane Sally vegativative debris). NorthEscambia.com photo.


8 Responses to “Drop-Off Locations Available for Residential Vegetative Hurricane Debris”

  1. BIllBob on October 13th, 2020 9:03 am

    How much are the debris haulers getting paid a cubic yard and how many cubic yards does a truck and trailer hold and why are they half empty? 1 million cubic yards….feel good figure

  2. sarah kitts on October 12th, 2020 9:40 pm

    I know I have had a lot of help from private contractors, from electrical, to picking up my huge oak tree, totally appreciating. When I called southern company ( gulf power)that I was getting the damage fixed and to get on the list to turn me on, I was told that they don’t work weekends, proceed to tell them of my power pole needing straitning, o I was on the list, boom hooked up. But I will have to say that these contractors for the debris are really working their tales off in myrtle grove. I don’t know why we don’t have more local help. I remember in hurricane ivan, I didn’t see anyone for 2 weeks, in east milton. Only some church volunteers with ice and food and Lewis Bear with water.
    I’m a lot better off in this storm so I can’t complain. But some of these main roads have trees, big trees, right there, no room for anything, someone will get hurt and some residents are putting their debris on the right of way, I understand that only so much fits, but come on, get it out of the way. O and ECUA were good to us, the big oak that fell, pulled out the water meter and broke the main, and instead of shutting us down completely, hooked up a temporary junction thingy and I was able to attach my garden hose for water. Sorry for the rambling

  3. Melissa Pino on October 12th, 2020 4:38 pm

    Jason, having to pull from memory here, because I have tried to find the announce made on who the contractors would be and can’t (somebody else may know where the information is). IF memory serves, Roads Inc was North County, Panhandle Pavers was middle, and the south was a company I wasn’t familiar with. I apologize in advance if I’m misremembering any of that.

    Yes, wouldn’t it be nice if the County weren’t suffering continual deprivations of transparency and was concerned about communicating effectively with residents. That problem has been an issue with this Administration since long before Hurricane Sally.

    I do understand what you’re saying about patience, but my husband and I have been on the ground for hurricane responses before (Andrew; Sandy) and they cleared the main roads first. It’s a pretty basic concept. If the contractors are working games on how they are hauling to their benefit–and people who know much more about this than I do claim they are–then that needs to be managed.

    Moreover, it was ridiculous to have all that feverish discussion about how HOAs with private roads and in some cases gates were going to get their roads cleared, while we’ve got primary neighborhood arterials that haven’t had a first swipe. Then there was the thing that Ms. Gilley said on Commissioner Bergosh’s coffee last Wednesday, about how they were concerning with getting the “timing” on the second round right, and didn’t want to do it too early. Too early for what? Delta? I would think that with the possibility of another hurricane incoming, they would have been working around the clock to get as much secured as possible.

    At bottom, when a manager has to spend as much of her efforts as she does explaining away why things aren’t better, it means they could be. And it gets tired of watching the citizenry get positioned as the problem: careless, impatient, ignorant, spoiled. I’m not seeing any of that. I just see a lot of people who need help and haven’t even been given a realistic timeline on when that’s going to happen.

  4. Jason on October 12th, 2020 4:05 pm

    The County noted that the debris haulers would first be removing the large logs and heavy debris, followed by a return to pick up the smaller, lightweight material. Allegedly, this was supposed to help expedite the grinding and mulching process.

    Keep in mind, the one company is responsible in each zone, and eventually that company is going to have to remove all the debris in their assigned zone.

  5. BT on October 12th, 2020 3:42 pm

    Just had a truck pass me by again. It seems like the contractors like to fill up their trucks up with large piles that they can pick up quickly and get paid. Had the same thing happen after Ivan.

  6. Jason on October 12th, 2020 3:23 pm

    The county is 875 square miles in size. Lots of roads and subdivision to be cleaned. It’s been less than 3weeks since companies began the cleanup process. Be patient. It may be a while before you see a removal truck in your neighborhood picking up the debris.

    Since the county is divided into three zones, with a different company assigned to each zone, there will be three different methods of getting from point A to point B. But they will eventually get there.

    Would it be nice to know who the three companies are and their assigned zones? Yep! Would it be nice for these companies to have a website that shows what areas their crews are working and a projected date for future areas? Yep again!

    I’m thankful the County provided residents with the opportunity to use drop off locations to move vegetation debris should people desire to haul away their yard waste. It took multiple trips but residents cleaned and hauled away debris from my subdivision. Now, if we could get a place to dispose of fencing for free additional cleanup would be done.

  7. Melissa Pino on October 12th, 2020 1:13 pm

    I have no idea how debris removal is going up in the North county with Roads Inc in charge. It has been non-existent in many areas of the West Side, and in Navy Point we haven’t even had a first pass on our main drag that rings the peninsula. We have already hauled 4 huge trailers of vegetative debris and still have a lot to go.

    This isn’t on County staff. The contractors seem to be running circles around Administration.

    It’s hard to know whether Administration is dragging this process out intentionally, so the contractors have less work to do on whatever budget we had for this, or if it’s just more ineptitude and chaos.

    What I do know is that the piles in front of our house are breeding mosquitos like crazy, and every time it rains the ones we haven’t gotten to yet are back to a soggy, sewer stinking mess.

    Over by Bayou Davenport, there are branches and limbs spilling into the road causing a Public Safety hazard, and of course the pickers are far more on top of it, and apparently motived, than the County, so garbage piles are spread from here to eternity.

    What do the people who don’t have the capability to haul, or a friend or loved one who can help them, supposed to do?

    Meanwhile, the spot in Lexington Terrace has two people who basically stand around all day to pass out the daily forms required (while disregarding CDC covid guidelines). They are *super* nice. But every time we drive in, all I can see is our tax dollars being squandered by yet another PR maneuver to try to distract from the real issue–which is this stuff isn’t being picked up.

    I wonder how many privately owned roads in HOAs and gated communities have been picked up at this point?

  8. Matt Schall on October 12th, 2020 12:30 pm

    Is there a fee to dispose of my fence?

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