District 5 Cantonment, Farm Hill Neighborhood Cleanup Day Is Friday.

September 23, 2021

Residents of a portion of Cantonment and Farm Hill can dispose of yard debris and other items free of charge during a District 5 Neighborhood Cleanup this Friday.

The event was postponed from last week due to weather.

During neighborhood cleanups, Escambia County departments team up to bring services to residents in an effort to keep local neighborhoods clean and safe. Participating is easy: Residents in the cleanup area simply leave eligible items at the curb to be disposed of free of charge by Escambia County and partnering agencies.

All debris must be at the curb directly in front of residences in the area by 7 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. Tires and paint cans should be separate from all other debris. Debris piles should not be placed under low-hanging lines or near poles, fences or mailboxes. All items, including containers, will be collected.

Only residents in the designated cleanup area are able to participate in the neighborhood cleanup. Items left at the curb outside of the cleanup area will not be collected.

Items eligible for removal include:

  • Household appliances and electronics
  • Household junk and debris
  • Bicycles and toys
  • Old furniture and mattresses
  • Barbecue grills
  • Household hazardous waste (old paint, motor oil, chemicals, batteries)
  • Tires (limit 10 per household)

Items NOT eligible for removal include:

  • Building materials (concrete, bricks, blocks, roofing, drywall or lumber)
  • Explosives or ammunition
  • Auto parts
  • Dirt or sod
  • Vehicles or vessels
  • 55-gallon drums of fluids

The neighborhood cleanup initiative involves an aggressive cleanup effort, targeting different neighborhoods throughout the county, with crew members and volunteers picking up a variety of debris and waste, including electronics, furniture and household items.

Since 2016, more than 3,509 tons (7,018,000 pounds) of debris were collected and disposed of through the Community Redevelopment Agency’s Safe Neighborhood Program.

The county’s neighborhood cleanup program is hosted by the Escambia County Community Redevelopment Agency’s Safe Neighborhood Program. Local partners include Escambia County Waste Services, Environmental Code Enforcement, Public Works, Animal Services and Road Prison, along with the City of Pensacola Sanitation Department and Keep Pensacola Beautiful. During the cleanups, county staff handle issues such as roaming dogs and cats, unsafe structures, tree trimming, right of way mowing, street sweeping, household hazardous waste recycling and more.

Comments

4 Responses to “District 5 Cantonment, Farm Hill Neighborhood Cleanup Day Is Friday.”

  1. KB on September 24th, 2021 3:06 am

    Thank you William. I saw all the stories except the one announcing the postponement. Don’t know how I missed that one. We were able to move some items to the road ourselves. We would have never known if not for you keeping us informed. Thanks again.

  2. William Reynolds on September 23rd, 2021 8:27 pm

    >> Is there anyway we could be notified sooner?

    We ran stories on September 9, September 15, September 17 and September 23.

    It was originally scheduled for September 17 and then postponed due to last week’s heavy rain.

    It also ran on several other media outlets. Sorry you missed it. :(

  3. KB on September 23rd, 2021 7:03 pm

    During hurricane Sally we had a tree fall that was so big we still have limbs even after clean up crews came out twice. I hired a crew to cut up and move limbs to the road side but had to cancel due to all the rain. I called to ask if the clean sweep would be rescheduled was told no and another would not be scheduled for at least a year. Today we are notified that they will be here tomorrow. I could have rescheduled the crew for this week. Is there anyway we could be notified sooner?

  4. Patricia McNamara on September 23rd, 2021 4:46 am

    Again I have asked many times between cottage hill clean up and Farm hill clean up, Why is Rose Petal lane not included in either one of these?





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