Last Hurricane Sally Debris Collection Pass Begins December 1 In Escambia County

October 30, 2020

The third and final Hurricane Sally debris collection pass will begin on December 1, with a goal to finish all collections by Christmas.

Contractors have removed 2,755,927 cubic yards of debris so far, which equals 431 football fields piled three feet high.

To help expedite the process, separate 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 power lines, other utilities and mailboxes.

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:

  • Mailboxes
  • Water meters
  • Fire hydrants, or any other above-ground utility

Escambia County contractors will make multiple passes through neighborhoods and along county right-of-way for debris removal. If your debris is not removed, please be patient. The crews will make additional passes along your road.

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.

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 a.m., until further notice. Residents need to bring ID and proof of residency.

Drop Off Locations:

  • 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

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

  • 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: Debris pick up on North Highway 99. photo, click to enlarge.


15 Responses to “Last Hurricane Sally Debris Collection Pass Begins December 1 In Escambia County”

  1. Lou on November 19th, 2020 8:11 am

    Our subdivision had tree pick up but not even the first demolition/building material pick up….deadline is fast approaching. Who do you call???

  2. Paul Morey on November 17th, 2020 1:53 pm

    Still waiting for pickup of a HUGE pile of tree limbs at the entrance to Northcreek Development.

  3. Mary Ellen Seale on November 17th, 2020 1:32 pm

    You did a FANTASTIC job with our debris! We had the largest debris pile in the neighborhood – sheetrock, carpet, insulation, cabinets, wood, furniture, sofas, chairs, beds, bedding, curtains, just about everything except the walls and roof! YOU ROCK! Thank you!!!

  4. Ashley Oman on November 16th, 2020 7:24 pm

    Still waiting on pick up for Milestone HOA ( 9mile and Pine Forest)

  5. Sue Byrd on November 3rd, 2020 7:24 am

    On Ailanthus Court (Wildlakes Subdivision off Bauer Rd) has yet to see a truck to pick up debris which the neighbors have separated as per directions. Where are those Escambia County contractors making multiple passes through neighborhoods ??? and for debris removal??? Debris has not been removed off Ailanthus Court or Ailanthus Circle.

  6. Bill on October 31st, 2020 8:30 am

    I’m fortunate that my Sally debrie has been picked up. BUT, I now find out that ECUA will not pick up any Brown vegetation piled by the road. They told me they would not resume picking up piles of brown stuff until after the FEMA work was completed. They said they assume all brown vegetation is Hurricane Sally related. I guess that any normal yard clean up will sit from now until Christmas. So, if you put out small piles thinking ECUA will get it you are actually compounding the issue. Can you imagine the time it will take for the big trucks to pick up small piles of leaves. I’m sure ECUA will give us a break on their billing since they have reduced their service.

  7. L. B. on October 31st, 2020 3:01 am

    Still waiting for the First pick-up on Callaway Street Cantonment. To much to drop off.

  8. Fred Stammer on October 30th, 2020 8:14 pm

    Woodridge Manor still waiting for first pick up on most roads. They still haven’t done more than 70% of the neighborhood of tree debris. Or the fence, furniture or other large items.

  9. mq on October 30th, 2020 5:59 pm

    Still waiting for first pickup.

  10. sue byrd on October 30th, 2020 3:48 pm

    Wildwood Lakes Subdivision, Bauer Road, only selective sites have been picked up which includes mattresses, wood, debris. However, the street in the subdivsion, Ailanthus Court is still a disaster area and no trucks have been seen except one truck who turned around the cul-de-sac and left.

  11. Claudia Van Gee on October 30th, 2020 12:07 pm

    They are working on the huge debris pile in front of my house on Pine Forest Road. Excellent work raking the small stuff too. I’m impressed. Hang in there. It’s a huge job plus dealing with traffic.

  12. Gvm on October 30th, 2020 8:09 am

    I live in Walnut Hill on highway 97. I had asked one of the people monitoring the guys picking up debris about the stumps. He told me they would be back. But he also told me that each of those trucks you see has an assigned area they are to pick up from. This is why you will see the same two or three people picking up in the same area. According to their co tracts they will be fired if they pick up outside of their section. The group that has picked up here we’re staying in a small travel trailer off of a side road before Zeta. One was sleeping in an older suv Most of these people are from out of town. This group had TN plates. They were picking up the day the storm came in until the rain and wind got heavy. I made them a bunch of brownies the first pass they made by my house. They have now been here twice

  13. mat on October 30th, 2020 7:06 am

    Is there a phone number to contact someone
    about picking this stuff up?

  14. Terry104 on October 30th, 2020 5:49 am

    Still waiting for the first pick-up.

  15. Jason on October 30th, 2020 1:34 am

    One can only hope that someone with connections to the collections crew will read these comments. The Kings Ridge subdivision would like to get their FIRST pass so that debris could be removed from the cul-de-sacs. The only debris collected thus far in the subdivision is what was removed by residents and hauled to the disposal site at the ballpark on 9 mile. FEMA crews have passed thru the subdivision multiple times on multiple days but have yet to pick up any debris.

    While the FEMA crews are at it, they can get the debris from along West Roberts between Hwy 29 and Stefani. Maybe take a detour down Crockett St and thru Cricket Ridge. They can double back down Ryale Road. As they head towards 9 mile to empty their haul, maybe then they can grab all the debris on Pine Forest between West Roberts and Risen Drive. This same debris has been along the roadside since the cleanup began September 23rd.

    Once they actually collect the vegetation material, then they can make a pass for the construction debris that litter these same roads. Especially since these identified areas havent had their FIRST collection effort during the past six weeks.

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