About 3.4 Million Cubic Yards Of Hurricane Sally Debris Collected In Escambia County; Final Pass Begins December 1

November 17, 2020

Escambia County contractors have collected nearly 3.4 million cubic yards of Hurricane Sally debris.

That’s 65,987 loads, which equals 531 football fields piled three feet high or enough to fill over 73% of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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

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. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Comments

6 Responses to “About 3.4 Million Cubic Yards Of Hurricane Sally Debris Collected In Escambia County; Final Pass Begins December 1”

  1. Just wondering on November 22nd, 2020 7:39 pm

    CORRECTION: It’s all accumulating in the empty field on 9 mile. Where will it go from there? It’s turning into a landfill

  2. Just wondering on November 22nd, 2020 7:39 pm

    It’s all accumulating in mathematics empty field on 9 mile. Where will it go from there? It’s turning into a landfill

  3. Data Driven on November 17th, 2020 11:13 am

    It would be great if the county provided an entry form on their website or mobile app to allow a citizen to enter an address that still has debris.
    They already have similar entry forms for other departments, it wouldn’t be difficult to reproduce the same and allow entries for which type of debris to better inform the collection agents.

    There are so many areas that either haven’t had any passes or haven’t had a pass since the first.
    It would seem that a data-driven approach would allow the county to assess the needs and target specific areas rather than just aimlessly driving street to street looking for debris.

  4. NavyDave on November 17th, 2020 9:12 am

    If anyone is monitoring this, some genius has placed large stumps, root balls and other tree debris from very large trees at the corner of East Fence and Saufley Pines Rd. It obscures one’s view of oncoming traffic and could easily cause an accident.

  5. Jackie Johnson on November 17th, 2020 8:47 am

    Our widower neighbor up Morton Rd. (Bratt) Century has not had anyone pick up his tree debris. Debris has been out there since the weekend after Hurricane Sally as his children, grandchildren and friends helped him gather the limbs and fallen tree. Please help him.

  6. L. B. on November 17th, 2020 5:51 am

    Will there ever be a pass made on Calloway Street Cantonment? Who has to be notified about this location? Dec. 1st will be here soon and no pick up has been made yet. There is debri located near this county Drain that may cause Flooding if we ever get heavy rain.





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