Escambia County Is Beginning Debris Removal. Here’s How To Separate It Correctly.

September 21, 2020

Escambia County is beginning its recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Sally. Curbside removal of debris generated by Hurricane Sally will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 23. 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.)

Debris that was generated by Hurricane Sally should be placed and sorted on the area immediately adjoining the road in front of your home. The county has divided its jurisdiction into three zones and contracted with three separate companies to accomplish the debris removal in 90 days.

Residents are urged to separate the debris as follows:

  • Vegetative Debris (whole trees, 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.

Do not place debris within four feet of:

  • Mailboxes
  • Water meters
  • Fire hydrants, or any other above-ground utility
Only debris placed on the public right of way will be eligible for collection until further notice.

If all debris is not picked up during the initial pass, please continue to push remaining debris to the right of way for collection on subsequent passes.


32 Responses to “Escambia County Is Beginning Debris Removal. Here’s How To Separate It Correctly.”

  1. Alan FOSTER on November 22nd, 2020 1:17 pm

    I have debris curb side since the day Sally 16 Sept. Have not seen any pickup completed here. 591 Ard Drive. A little tired waiting. What’s the hold up? You can call if you want 850-384-4137.

  2. Russel king on November 22nd, 2020 9:44 am

    513 Ronda st. Please been pickup

  3. Ronda Babcock on November 20th, 2020 4:07 pm

    Waiting for tree removal in Molino. Who do I call to have two large piles picked up?

  4. Kim Brungraber on October 29th, 2020 5:25 pm

    We live at 1516 Oakleigh Ct, Pensacola, FL 32506.

    We still have not had our first round of tree debris pick up! A truck came halfway down our street about 4 weeks ago, but, never returned to finish the street.

    Also no pick up of fencing yet.


  5. Armstrong on October 22nd, 2020 2:52 pm

    I been waiting for hurricane debris removal on Taylor St, Cantonment, FL? any idea when debris teams are coming this way? Thanks

  6. Bob Tarletsky on October 22nd, 2020 10:39 am

    I have been wilting for the storm debris to be picked up in our area on silverado road. I also dont understand the part about separating the material. 2 days after the storm people starting emptying their homes and setting it to the curb. A week later a statement was put out to separate the material. So will these piles not be picked up after all this time. There will be a lot of upset people.

  7. Gary on October 21st, 2020 11:45 am

    Debris in Devonshire Estates was partially removed a few weeks ago. When will the remainder be removed–no rhyme or reason to what was or was not picked up.

  8. Gary Humphrey on October 19th, 2020 10:58 am

    I have hurricane debris (trees and limbs) in front of a business at 5600 North Davis Highway and the adjoining lot. Do you know when pick up may be scheduled for this area? I appreciate all of your help.

  9. Robert leonard on October 9th, 2020 4:34 pm

    when will debris be picked up at willow lake estates located on dog track drive across from the greyhound race track?

  10. Susan Tucker on October 8th, 2020 5:23 pm

    When can we expect debris removal in the Pen Haven area?

  11. Jim Reynolds on October 8th, 2020 6:39 am

    When can I expect debris pickup on my street? Some streets in my subdivision (Coral Creek) have had debris removed at least 1 – 1 1/2 weeks ago where other streets haven’t been touched. I haven’t even seen trucks in my subdivision.

  12. Matthew on October 6th, 2020 6:48 pm

    Hi! Will there be more than one collection pass for all area codes for tree waste? We aren’t even close to moving all our large tree debris, yet one pass has already occurred. Thanks!

  13. Margaret Oskin on October 5th, 2020 5:53 pm

    I did see that brown bags were ok to use! Why weren’t they picked up? Thanks

  14. Jay Schwartz on October 4th, 2020 11:07 pm

    When will debris be picked up in private gated communities such as Keystone off
    9 mile road near the new school

  15. kim kendall on September 29th, 2020 4:06 pm

    You are assuming everyone has enough frontage on the road to do this. Mine is 15′ wide without blocking the mailbox and driveway.

  16. Pat Hayes on September 29th, 2020 1:05 pm

    I just watched ‘bertha’ pick up the wreckage of half a dozen tall pine trees. My thanks and congratulations to that crew for doing such a fine and efficient job. Great work.

  17. Ron Henderson on September 28th, 2020 11:47 am

    Are destroyed fencing lumber materials included in debris removal? Some say yes and some say no. Could you please clarify?

  18. JD on September 27th, 2020 8:49 am

    Our house is on a corner lot and we have a fire hydrant on that corner. Residents from up the street have brought their downed trees and limbs and blocked the hydrant. Do I call the Fire Dept for debris removal?

  19. Shellie Helton on September 25th, 2020 6:32 pm

    I, and several of my neighbors, access our water front properties via access easements. We have no frontage on a county road. Where are we supposed to put downed trees, and all the busted up dock sections that washed up onto and under our homes???? (These aren’t our docks, but we are stuck dealing with the aftermath)

  20. Sue Byrd on September 24th, 2020 6:59 am

    NEED TO KNOW THE ZONES “The county has divided its jurisdiction into three zones and contracted with three separate companies to accomplish the debris removal in 90 days.”

  21. Brad on September 23rd, 2020 12:33 pm

    If I dump the 6 or 7 bags of leaves onto the street with the wind we are having they will be all over the neighborhood that everyone has worked so hard to clean up.

  22. MW on September 22nd, 2020 5:02 pm

    Most have already bagged the leaves. What are we supposed to do? Dump them on top of the other debris. I don’t believe Escambia County has vaccum trucks to suck up all the leaves!!

  23. Mike on September 22nd, 2020 3:52 pm

    How many passes will there be for each area?

  24. Ging Thomas on September 22nd, 2020 1:21 pm

    I live in a cul-de-sac and if we place the big branches and piles of leaves on the public right of way, then my car nor my neighbors will not have enough space to drive thru — our driveways almost meet at the curb so we placed the branches and leaves on our yard, between our driveways, just behind the curb — will that be a problem?

  25. Quiz on September 22nd, 2020 1:00 pm

    So about the power lines and lack off cox cable trucks with zero internet service for 32514 Meadowbrook drive Pensacola Florida. I’m a first responder I work at a grocery store. since no internet it means no schedule. no schedule means no food for everyone. Stores are running out off food and water where is the att and cox cable trucks Pensacola Florida gulf power promised us hmm?

  26. William Mann on September 22nd, 2020 11:54 am

    Does the tree debris have to be cut into specific lengths of can it be whole trees? We have been caught in the past nyvtree company cutting and leaving whole trees then we have to pay again to have it cut into 4 foot lengths. Thanks for your time.

  27. Elaine Ridenour on September 22nd, 2020 5:26 am

    Is there a tentative schedule by “zones” for debris removal?

  28. Loretta on September 21st, 2020 10:10 pm

    So what to do with bagged leaves and vegetation.

  29. Moe on September 21st, 2020 3:26 pm

    Same here Jerry. I have several large previously recommended paper bags full of leaves. This leaves me with the same question. Maybe there is a fear that someone will try to slip something into the container.

  30. Jerry on September 21st, 2020 1:29 pm

    How about plastic 30 gallon cans of yard leaves. Should we dump them out of the cans in piles.

  31. Out in the country on September 21st, 2020 9:05 am

    Does this include Highway 29 in Molino?

  32. Jackie Johnson on September 21st, 2020 8:40 am

    Will debris be picked up in Bratt area of State Line Rd.? Specifically West State Line Road and Old Bratt Rd. We live in Florida.

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