Clean Your Block is a great way to take pride in your community. When people are engaged and actively care for their neighborhoods the impact begins to show. A clean community signals and encourages litterers to dispose of their trash the right way. Less litter leads to increased property values, less chronic stress (yes, really!), and improved overall well-being.
When neighbors get outside, get together, and get to work– the quality of life improves.
In April, we organize these cleanups in neighborhoods that may not have the resources to organize them themselves.
During the month of March, we ask the community to trade in your plastic bags for one of Our Corner’s reusable tote bags. We have swap locations set up at businesses around the community throughout the entire month so that you can pick a time and place that’s convenient for you.
Check back for for Bag Swap events in 2023!
Did you know that Americans use 160,000 plastic bags per second? Plastic bags are a huge source of litter. They take hundreds of years to break down and produce harmful microplastics that contaminate our water supply and endanger the health of both humans and wildlife.Plastic bags are easy to recycle, however, they can only be recycled a small number of times before the plastics’ quality degrades and cannot be reused. We hope to discourage the use of single-use plastics by providing you with a sustainable alternative: a canvas tote.
*Please note that Escambia Co. does not accept plastic bags in county-issued recycling bins.
In 2022, we recycled over 2,895 bags!
Bring us a bundle of bags in March and sign our pledge to stop using plastic bags now!
Paint Your Heart Out (PYHO) is a community beautification program that aims to assist our elderly, disabled, veterans, and/or single-parent community members through a massive service project once a year. PYHO is open to all Escambia County residents and nominated by the public.
During the month of May, our team of volunteers will go to the selected property and perform beautification projects such as pressure washing, exterior home painting, light landscaping, and performing those nagging, hard-to-reach tasks, like replacing outdoor light bulbs!