It’s Earth Day: Are you doing your part?
Published 9:54 am Thursday, April 22, 2021
As communities around the country and across the world celebrate Earth Day today, many are working to clean up our environment.
Through Saturday, residents in Escambia County are urged to help clean up and recycle.
The City of Brewton, the City of East Brewton and Escambia County officials are offering refuse containers for the convenience of the residents who are working to clean up in recognition of Earth Day.
Dumpsters for refuse can be found at the following locations:
Old Walmart Shopping Center behind Farmer’s Home Furnishings
New Beginnings parking lot
The J.L. Fisher Center
Corner of East Jackson Street and Sowell Road
Behind Arby’s at the entrance of the E.O. Wilson Nature Park
In East Brewton:
City trash trucks will be available to residents who call for pick-up at 867-7998
For country residents: 13533 Hwy. 29 in the Boykin community; 3251 Pea Ridge Road and at 351 Jack Springs Road in the Atmore area.
County officials said that no tires, paint or other chemicals will be accepted at any of the dumpster sites.
Oil and batteries will be accepted at Auto Zone and O’Reilly Auto Parts, both located on Douglas Avenue. Tires may be disposed of at the dumpster set up at the Brewton city shop on St. Nicholas Avenue. Electronics may also be disposed of at the city shop for Brewton residents only.
The county landfill will be open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for area residents at no charge. The landfill is located on Jay Road, just south of Brewton in the Riverview area.