The Myrtle Grove Northwest Neighborhood Cleanup saw great participation from residents, with about 40,000 pounds of yard waste, 29,000 pounds of bulk waste, 5,200 pounds of tires and 5,260 pounds of household hazardous waste placed at curbside for pickup.
The neighborhood cleanup initiative involves an aggressive clean-up 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. In the past two years, more than 1,000 tons (2,068,240 pounds) of debris were collected and disposed of through the Community Redevelopment Agency and Safe Neighborhood Program.
The county's neighborhood cleanup program is hosted by the Community Redevelopment Agency, Escambia County Safe Neighborhoods Program and Escambia County Waste Services. Local partners include Escambia County Environmental Code Enforcement, the Escambia County Road Prison, the City of Pensacola Sanitation Department and Keep Pensacola Beautiful.
For more information about upcoming neighborhood cleanups, contact Nick Jordan, Safe Neighborhood Coordinator, Community Redevelopment Agency, at 850-595-1829 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @MyEscambia on Twitter for updates about neighborhood cleanups and other community events.