Sanitation Services: Escambia County

Residential Services and Commercial Services
The ECUA provides solid waste, recycling, and yard trash collection to residential properties within the unincorporated area of Escambia County. The ECUA service area includes all of Escambia County with the exception of the City of Pensacola and the Town of Century.  Residential and Commercial dumpster service is also available through the ECUA by calling the Customer Service Center at (850) 476-0480.
Residential Services  View Video

Bag Your Bags (Gone With The Wind) Campaign

Bulky Waste Pick-up  or Video

Composting of Yard Waste: "Leaf" the Plastic Behind!

Missed Sanitation Pick-ups

One Time Use Front End Dumpsters

Residential Dumpster Service

Rolloff Container Service- Provided to all of Escambia County, The City of Pensacola, and Pensacola Beach.

Special Sanitation Services

Yard Trash Pick-up Information or Video

Bulky Recycling Program FAQ's or Video

Holiday Collection Schedule for 2019

Residential Recycling Service

We are pleased to provide recycling service as part of your residential sanitation collection. To keep our recycling program and service viable, we must ensure that non-recyclable items are kept out of the recyclables collected.  

If we tag your can twice for improper disposal of recyclables, we will remove your recycling can for a period of one (1) year, after which you may call our Customer Service to request to have it returned.
Please ensure that only accepted items are disposed of in your recycling container. Following  is a list of accepted and non-accepted items:

What Can I Place in My Recycling Can?
Updated on 6-15-18

Yes! Please Recycle These Items:

  • Glass; any color

  • Newspaper & Inserts 

  • Magazines & Catalogs

  • Junk Mail & Envelopes 

  • Cardboard 

  • Phone Books

  • Office and School Papers (colored paper) 

  • Brown Paper Bags (grocery)

  • Boxboard (cereal, cake & cracker boxes, etc.) 

  • Pizza Boxes

  • Plastic Produce Clamshells 

  • Plastics No. 1 through 7

  • Plastic Milk Jugs; 2-Liters; bottles and containers 

  • Aluminum Cans & Lids 

  • Pet Food Cans (no plastic liners)

  • Aluminum Foil Baking Pans

  • Tin and Steel Cans & Lids

  • Metal Pots, Pans & Cookie Sheets 

  • Egg Cartons, cardboard only at this time


No! Do Not Recycle These Items:  

  • No Plastic Bags - Please check with your local grocery stores to see if they collect plastic bags for recycling.

  • No Empty Plastic Bags

  • No Balls of Tin Foil; Foil Pie Tins 

  • No Dry Pet Food Bags 

  • No Pet Food Cans with plastic liners

  • No Ice Cream Cartons

  • No Waxy/Paper Milk Cartons 

  • No Aerosol Cans 

  • No Juice Boxes / Bags 

  • No Garbage or Yard Waste 

  • No Garden Hoses 

  • No Window Blinds

  • No Tarps 

  • No Bedding or linens

  • No Carpeting or Rugs 

  • No Construction Materials 

Bulk Recycling Program-       Please call for pick up
  • Car and Truck Tires (No Equipment Tires) 
  • Car and Truck Batteries 
  • 20 lb. Propane Tanks 
  • Appliances 
  • Large Amounts of Cardboard 
  • Household Electronics Including: Computer Monitors (CRTs and Flat Panels); Televisions (CRTs and Flat Screen); Computers: Desktop and Laptop, including Computer Parts, Keyboards, Mouse, Printers, Scanners, and Copy Machines; Stereos, Radios, CD Players, and Tape Players, VCRs; Telephones, Cell Phones, Fax Machines; Video Game Systems, Rechargeable Batteries 


Bulky Waste Pick-up Services- No call necessary

Bulky items that will be picked up on your normal garbage day:

Furniture, such as Couch, Mattress, Desk, Chairs, Dresser; Rugs and carpets; Vacuum Cleaners; Bicycles; Bags of Clothes; Grills; and Toilets.

Customers are not required to call to schedule or receive a pick-up. Items should be placed at the curb by 5:30 a.m. on the regular collection day, but no sooner than 48 hours before the collection day.

Pile the bulky waste items(s) at curbside, in an area that is free of overhanging tree limbs, wires, and/or cable boxes, and being careful not to block traffic.
ECUA will collect one (1) 6’ W x 6’ D x 6’ H-pile of bulk items weekly.



Missed Sanitation Pickups

• Garbage, recycling or yard trash missed
• Missing garbage/recycling can
• Damaged garbage/recycling can
• When are my collection days? (Map)   Pensacola Beach is now picked up on Mondays.

For your convenience, simply email*mailto: to request any of the above-missed sanitation pickups:  When making your request for service, please include your name, service address and a daytime telephone number. This information will expedite the service.

*Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact ECUA by phone or in writing.


One Time Use Front End Dumpsters (Residential Only) - Provided to Pensacola Beach and all of Escambia County with the exception of the City of Pensacola and the town of Century.

For Smaller Projects and Events

• Delivery Charge $28.31
• 2 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $ 55.70
• 4 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $ 84.60 
• 6 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $ 113.54
• 8 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $ 142.43

Residential Dumpster Service – Provided to Multi-Family locations with less than 6 units per parcel. The ECUA service area includes all of Escambia County with the exception of the City of Pensacola and the town of Century.

The ECUA offers residential dumpster service to multi-family dwellings with five units or less.

• 2 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $  84.35
• 4 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $ 140.13
• 6 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $ 191.36
• 8 CU YD Dump Charge Per Occurrence $ 247.55


Rolloff Container Service- Provided to all of Escambia County and Pensacola Beach.
For construction projects and large cleanups we offer 20, 30, and 40 cubic yard rolloffs with reasonable rates:

  • Delivery Fee $28.31 One Time Charge
  • Pull Charge $124.95 Per Occurrence
  • Disposal Charge Landfill Per Ton Rate Per Occurrence
  • Franchise Fee When Applicable Per Occurrence
  • Daily Rental Fee: 20cy= $1.94/ 30cy= $2.24/ 40cy= $2.55


Special Sanitation Services – Disable Sanitation – Special at the Door Pickup

A customer with a disability may request a Special at the Door Pick Up Service. Customers requesting this service must obtain their physician signature verifying that they need this service.  This form may be downloaded and filled out by your physician and mailed/faxed to ECUA. The form must be updated every two years.

Only two (2) containers can be picked up at the door and yard trash is to be placed at the street.


Yard Trash Pick-Up:

Do not use your garbage or recycling can for yard waste. Yard waste is collected separately from household garbage.
Place bagged, bundled, or canned yard waste within two feet of the curb and away from the street/road.
Small yard waste, leaves, pine straw and grass clippings must be contained in standard garbage containers or plastic bags that do not exceed 32 gallons in size or weigh more than 40 pounds when full. The ECUA will collect up to 20 plastic yard trash bags or cans each week.
Cut limbs should not exceed six feet in length or 40 pounds in weight, and must be bundled in two piles of no more than two 6’ W x 6’ D x 6’ H piles.
Yard Waste, as defined by the ECUA Sanitation Program, includes: leaves, pine straw, grass
clippings and small prunings.
Yard waste piles that are over the ECUA size limit and building materials will not be picked up as part of the bulky waste program. However, these items can be removed for an additional charge. Please call ECUA Customer Service at 850-476-0480 or e-mail to request an extra sanitation service estimate for pick-up of these items.