Englewood Neighborhood Cleanup collects 58 tons of debris

Escambia County collected and disposed of more than 58 tons (116,580 pounds) of debris during the March 15 Englewood Neighborhood Cleanup, as part of the county’s ongoing effort to help keep local neighborhoods and communities clean and safe. The event allowed residents to leave items at the curb to be disposed of free of charge by the county and partnering agencies.

The Englewood Neighborhood Cleanup saw great participation from residents, with about 48,000 pounds of yard waste, 60,000 pounds of bulk waste, 8,000 pounds of tires and 580 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 (2,184,820 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 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 safeneighborhoods@myescambia.com.