The following fees are effected from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.
Recycling and Sanitation
Benefits of Recycling
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Collecting used bottles, cans, and newspapers and taking them to the curb or to a collection facility is just the first in a series of steps that generates a host of financial, environmental, and social returns. Some of these benefits accrue locally as well as globally.
- Recycling protects and expands US manufacturing jobs and increases US competitiveness.
- Recycling reduces the need for landfilling and incineration.
- Recycling prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from virgin materials.
- Recycling saves energy.
- Recycling decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.
- Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
- Recycling helps sustain the environment for future generations.
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is any item in your home that can cause injury if handled improperly. These items will have a warning or cautinary statement on the label such as flammable, corrosive, poison or toxic. Many people unknowingly or carelessly throw away items from their home that can cause major problems to the environment. If household hazardous waste (HHW) is disposed of improperly, it can start a fire, give off dangerous fumes, contaminate the soil or groundwater, or cause injury to people, animals or plants. When it rains, stormwater runs over ground picking up debris and other pollution which eventually end up in our waterways killing acquatic live and polluting our waters.
The following entities provide garbage service for the residents of Escambia County and the City of Pensacola
A practice that extends our limited, finite water resources is, without question, a practice that should be encouraged. Reusing, recycling, and reclaiming water preserves our water resources - our drinking water supplies. The less we use now, the more we will have available in the future. Think of it as a savings account. We all know savings are beneficial and essential for our future well being.