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Escambia County, the City of Pensacola, and other local agencies collected and disposed of more than 58 tons — 116,000 pounds — of debris during last week’s Brownsville Neighborhood Cleanup.

The cleanup is part of the county’s ongoing effort to help keep local neighborhoods and communities clean and safe. The event allowed residents to leave items at the curb to be disposed of free of charge by the county and partnering agencies.

“The Brownsville North Neighborhood Cleanup saw great participation from residents, with thousands of pounds of yard trash, bulk waste, tires and household hazardous waste placed at curbside for pickup,” Escambia County officials said in a release.

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City and county employees work to remove debris from Brownsville during a neighborhood cleanup Aug. 3, 2016. (Escambia County/Special to The Pulse)

The neighborhood cleanup initiative involves an aggressive clean-up effort, targeting different neighborhoods throughout the county, with crew members and volunteers picking up a variety of debris and waste, including electronics, furniture and household items.

In 2015, more than 425 tons (851,220 pounds) of debris were collected and disposed of in Escambia County through the program. According to county records, about 393 tons (786,020 pounds) have been collected so far this year.

The county’s neighborhood cleanup program is hosted by the Community Redevelopment Agency, Escambia County Safe Neighborhoods Program, and Escambia County Waste Services. Local partners include Escambia County Environmental Code Enforcement, the Escambia County Road Prison, the City of Pensacola Sanitation Department and Keep Pensacola Beautiful.

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