13009 Beulah Road
Cantonment, FL 32534
Hours of operation Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Escambia County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) owns and operates the Perdido Landfill, an Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility, in Cantonment, Florida. Perdido Landfill and all of the DSWM programs are operated with an Enterprise Fund which means that we receive no county tax dollars. Integrated Solid Waste Management is a series of complementary actions to reduce quantities of solid waste generated and manage that which is generated in an economically and environmentally sound manner. The DSWM also owns and operates the Escambia County Palafox Transfer Station (PTS), commercial garbage accounts are able to take their waste to PTS and from there it is hauled to the Perdido Landfill. Waste at the Perdido Landfill is leveled and compacted by large bulldozers and compactors. At the end of each workday a layer of dirt or alternative material such as mulch or ash, is placed over the waste to keep odors to a minimum and prevent animals from dragging waste out of the landfill. The Perdido Landfill uses a number of procedures to protect the environment from contamination. Two primary methods include the landfill liner and the landfill gas extraction systems. The landfill liner system collects rainwater and other liquids that may enter the disposal area. These liquids that come in contact with the waste, a waste leachate, are collected by the liner system and directed to holding ponds on Perdido Landfill for initial treatment before being pumped to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) Water Reclamation Facility at Bayou Marcus for final treatment. The Landfill Gas Extraction System captures the gas generated by the decomposition of Municipal Solid Waste. This gas contains methane, carbon dioxide and other gases. Methane is a greenhouse gas that must be managed. We are in a partnership with Gulf Power who converts the gas to electricity with an electricity conversion system, turning methane to energy and transferring the energy to the local power grid.
DSWM has a Citizen’s Convenience Center (CCC) at the Perdido Landfill and a satellite facility in the north end of Escambia County in the Oak Grove community. For more information call our office Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oak Grove Citizens Convenience Center
745 North Hwy 99
Oak Grove, FL 32568
Hours of operation Friday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Maximum 5 cubic yards per customer per day accepted
No Tires accepted at this location
The Perdido Landfill also runs several waste diversion programs such as Drop-Off Recycling; End-of-Life-Electronics; Household Hazardous Waste (HHW); Yard Trash; Waste Tires; Concrete, Asphalt and Clean Building Debris Reuse Program; Paint Reblending and Shoe Reuse and Recycling. DSWM also sponsors events in the community to collect End-Of-Life-Electronics and HHW. These events are Regional Roundups and Clean Sweeps.
Our Sustainability Education Outreach Program hosts many events throughout the year including; Recycling Camps, the Dump Dash 5K, the Recycled Fashion Trashion Show at the Pensacola Earth Day Festival. We also provide guided tours of the Perdido Landfill and deliver presentations on the Perdido Landfill programs and sustainability to local schools, businesses and civic groups.