Sept. 6, 2023
Important Updates for City of Pensacola Sanitation Customers
City of Pensacola Sanitation customers will soon see changes to their collection schedule, to include an additional weekly garbage collection for all customers.
The new twice weekly pickup schedule will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2023:
- Current Monday customers:
- Monday: Garbage and yard waste
- Thursday: Garbage only
- Current Tuesday customers:
- Tuesday: Garbage and yard waste
- Friday: Garbage only
- Current Wednesday customers:
- Tuesday: Garbage only
- Friday: Garbage and yard waste
- Current Thursday customers:
- Monday: Garbage only
- Thursday: Garbage and yard waste
This applies to City of Pensacola Sanitation customers only (black garbage can). City Sanitation customers will also receive a postcard in the mail with their new collection schedule, along with information about their final recycling collection date and when to leave their empty recycling can curbside for removal.
The new schedule is part of the previously announced changes to curbside recycling services, as the city works to improve services and minimize ineffective recycling efforts.
The City of Pensacola Sanitation Services Department currently uses ECUA's Materials Recycling Facility to process recyclable materials from City Sanitation customers. Starting Oct. 1, 2023, the city will no longer use ECUA's facility and will end citywide curbside recycling for City Sanitation customers.
After Oct. 1, the City of Pensacola will continue to work proactively to determine an effective recycling solution with ECUA, which may include opt-in curbside recycling services and/or a staffed drop-off recycling facility in partnership with ECUA.
The City of Pensacola will continue to offer the recycling drop-off center on Summit Boulevard after Oct. 1, providing containers for residents to continue to recycle eligible items including cardboard, plastic, glass and more.
The public's patience and understanding is appreciated as Mayor D.C. Reeves and City of Pensacola leadership continue to work proactively on recycling solutions with ECUA.
For more information, please visit cityofpensacola.com/recyclinginfo.