Residents in the Myrtle Grove area will have the opportunity to dispose of yard debris and other items free of charge Wednesday, Oct. 11 during the Myrtle Grove Southwest Neighborhood Cleanup in District 2. 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. The general cleanup area is south of West Jackson Street, east of North 72nd Avenue, west of 61st Avenue and north of Highway 98. Please see the cleanup map for details.
The cleanup allows residents to leave items at the curb to be disposed of by Escambia County and partnering agencies, as part of the county's ongoing effort to help keep local neighborhoods and communities clean and safe.
All debris must be at the curb directly in front of your residence by 7 a.m. on the day of the cleanup. Please keep tires and paint cans separate from all other debris. Do not place piles under low-hanging lines or near poles, fences or mailboxes.
Items eligible for removal include:
- Household appliances and electronics
- Yard waste
- Household junk and debris
- Bicycles and toys
- Old furniture and mattresses
- Barbecue grills
- Household hazardous waste (old paint, motor oil, chemicals, batteries)
- Tires (limit 20 per household)
Items NOT eligible for removal include:
- Building materials (concrete, bricks, blocks, roofing, drywall or more than one cubic yard of lumber)
- Explosives or ammunition
- Auto parts
- Dirt or sod
- Vehicles or vessels
- 55-gallon drums of fluids
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 1,400 tons (2,818,300 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.
For more information about upcoming neighborhood cleanups, visit myescambia.com/cleanup or contact Nick Jordan, Development Program Manager, 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.