Final Hurricane Sally Debris Collection Pass Begins On Tuesday

November 30, 2020

The third and final Hurricane Sally debris collection pass begins Tuesday, with a goal to collect all of the roadside debris in Escambia County 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.


3 Responses to “Final Hurricane Sally Debris Collection Pass Begins On Tuesday”

  1. sharon R Blackmon on December 22nd, 2020 1:37 pm

    To whom it may concern: I still have debris that needs to be picked up at 121 Bass Lake Lot 19, Pensacola, FL. 32506. Thanks

  2. Bill on November 30th, 2020 6:42 pm

    The Florida Baptist Disaster Relief teams do this type of work. Most of the teams have departed the area. The main local unit is affiliated with Hillcrest Baptist Church. They might be in a position to help. Call 476-2716 and the church might be able to put you in touch with the local coordinator.

  3. Karl Lewis on November 30th, 2020 5:16 pm

    To whom this may concern my mom 95 years old she stay out in rent she has a big tree down in a backyard and it had to be cut up the insurance company hadn’t paid the money to get the tree cut up and sit out on the road yet is there any way that I can contact someone at the desk or done because day after tomorrow be the last day they pick up debris I would like to know how I can contact somebody whenever the insurance company pay and we get the big tree out the backyard date somebody to pick it up my mom is not able to pay for it

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