Sept. 2, 2022
RECYCLING UPDATE: City Recycling Remains on Hold Due to Delayed Repairs at ECUA Facility
Due to repairs at the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority's Materials Recycling Facility, recycling for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers has been temporarily on hold since June 16, 2022. ECUA's estimated reopening date for the recycling facility has been delayed to the week of Sept. 26, 2022 due to supply chain issues.
City of Pensacola Sanitation Services Department uses ECUA's recycling facility to process recyclable materials from City Sanitation customers, and ECUA is not accepting recyclables as repairs are completed to the facility. Tan recycling cans will still be collected, but materials will not be recycled. Please note that until recycling resumes, recycling cans for city customers will be picked up by garbage trucks. This will not only prevent wear and tear on the city's recycling vehicles, but also save fuel costs and reduce carbon emissions. The city will also be able to perform maintenance on recycling trucks and ensure that staff time is used most efficiently.
In the meantime, customers are urged to maintain positive recycling habits. ECUA is working as quickly as possible to bring the facility back into operation.
Another notice will be sent once ECUA is able to accept recyclable materials and recycling can resume for City of Pensacola Sanitation customers.
For more information, please see ECUA's news release.