Sanitation Services & Fleet Management
The Department of Sanitation Services & Fleet Management (850) 435-1890, located at 100 W. Leonard St., handles two major functions: Collection of trash and garbage and maintenance of the city's many vehicles. The department provides dependable, efficient sanitation services to city residents and businesses by collecting garbage and trash and the enforcement of municipal ordinances and state statutes that pertain to code violations. The department also operates the Central Garage, which maintains the fleet of city vehicles, from automobiles and trucks to specialized equipment.
Important information about your City Sanitation Services
Because of danger to health and the environment, some items absolutely will not be collected during normal garbage and/or trash collections. These materials include tires and items considered to be toxic and hazardous, such as lead acid batteries, used motor oil, pesticides, some household cleaning materials and paint. Please contact Sanitation Services of Pensacola, (850) 435-1890, for information on how to dispose of these and other such materials.
Thank you for helping us to make your home, neighborhood and city a cleaner and better place to live. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 7AM to 4PM. If we can be of service or provide any information, please give us a call at (850) 435-1890, or email your comments or questions to email@example.com.
Garbage placed in the black city-owned containers is collected once a week. By following the helpful hints listed below you can help us keep Pensacola clean.
- Please drain garbage and household waste before placing it in the city-owned container.
- On collection day, place your wheeled container within two feet of the curb with the opening facing the street. Do not place the container in the street. Please make sure the container is clear of mail boxes, utility poles or parked vehicles, low-hanging wires or tree limbs.
- To maintain the appearance of your neighborhood, place the container out for collection no later than 6 a.m. on your collection day and remove it from curbside no later than 6 a.m. the day after collection.
- Only containers provided by the City are acceptable for service.
Yard Trash Collection
Yard trash is collected by city crews once a week when placed curbside. Yard trash consists of vegetative debris such as grass and hedge clippings, pine straw, leaves and limbs that do not exceed 6 feet in length and/or 8 inches in diameter.
- Please place your yard trash curbside or at the edge of the street in a single pile.
- Avoid piling debris on the sidewalk.
- Do not place yard trash in the street or gutter since the pile can cause a traffic hazard or wash into the storm drain and cause flooding during heavy rains.
- If your pile of trash contains debris other than yard trash, you will be charged an additional fee for collection.
Curbside recycling collection is provided once-a-week. With the City recycling cart you can easily separate recyclables from your normal household garbage by placing the following recyclable items in your recycling cart.
Items that you can Recycle
- Glass bottles & jars
- Newspapers & inserts
- Junk mail & envelopes
- Office & school papers
- Magazines & catalogs
- Paperback books & phone books
- Plastic bottles & milk jugs
- Aluminum cans
- Steel cans
- Tin cans
- Corrugated cardboard
- Cereal / cracker boxes
- Soda cartons / shoe boxes
- Aluminum foil / foil pie tins
- Pizza boxes
- Dry pet food bags
- Plastic cups / plates / utensils
- Plastic produce clamshells
- Metal pots and pans
- Bubble wrap
The City offers special collection of bulky waste items which are too large to be disposed of in your city supplied garbage container. These items typically include things such as old furniture, household appliances and small amounts of debris resulting from home repairs or remodeling.
There is a fee charged for scheduled collection but if you schedule the collection the fee is significantly less than the charge for non-scheduled collection. Call 435-1890 to arrange for collection.
The city does not collect debris containing concrete, bricks, dirt, sod, tree stumps, tree trunks, roofing materials, shingles or any hazardous waste. Disposal of such waste is the responsibility of the property owner. All waste generated by a contractor must be disposed of by the contractor in accordance with city code. This includes tree contractors.