Recycling is picked up once a week on either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on your address. For the pickup days of individual addresses, call the City Manager’s Office at 904-471-2122.
PLEASE PLACE BINS IN CLEAR VIEW
AT CURB BY 7:00am ON PICKUP DAY.
The following items may be recycled:
- Glass-Bottles and jars only. All colors. Please remove caps and rinse
- Plastic-Plastic bottles with small screw on caps such as milk, water, soda, pill, bleach and detergent containers. Plastic containers labeled #1 – #7. Please remove caps and rinse. Crush to conserver space.
- Aluminum & Steel Cans-Food and beverage containers. Please rinse.
- Paper-Newspaper, telephone books, catalogs, and magazines including inserts and glossy pages, may be deposited in the bin, or placed in a brown paper bag next to the bin. Office paper, copy paper, file folders, and junk mail are acceptable in the same. Brown Paper bags are also acceptable. Shredded Paper may be placed inside a paper bag, it will not be accepted loose.
- Cardboard- Corrugated cardboard may be cut into 2′ by 3′ pieces and place next to or under your bin. Cereal boxes should be opened flat and placed in a brown paper bag, or in your bin. Brown or gray fiber packages (drink carriers, food packages, etc.) are also acceptable.
To view or print a copy of the informational flyer Click Here.
The following items may not be recycled:
|Loose Shredded Paper||Light Bulbs||Mirrors|
|Oil-Based Product Containers||Lawn Furniture||Plastic Wrap|
|Polystyrene Foam (Styrofoam)||Ceramics||Plate Glass|
|Milk or Juice Cardboard Cartons||Paste Board||Pizza Boxes|
|Pizza Boxes||Cat Litter Containers||Aluminum Foil|
Residential Garbage & Recycle Guide
Household Garbage Guide Brochure
St. Johns County Recycling Getting an Upgrade – Starting July 6, 2015, the upgraded recycling program will give residents the opportunity to recycle easier and with more convenience while offering the capability of more volume. Upgraded Recycling Program.
Schedules are managed by service providers. You can get your pickup day(s) directly from them. If you don’t know who your provider is, please call our office at (904) 827-6980 for assistance.
Advanced Disposal services residents in the southern half of St. Johns County (south of the St. Johns River following CR 208 and south of SR 16 to the ocean). 3530 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092. (904) 827-1005. Advanced Disposal Recycling Program FAQs.
Republic Services services residents in the northern half of St. Johns County (north of the St. Johns River following CR 208 and north of SR 16 to the ocean). 445A International Golf Pkwy, St. Augustine, FL 32095. (904) 825-0991. Republic Recycling Program FAQs.
For a recycling cart and collection of white goods, please call your service provider.
- Place all household garbage into trash cans or plastic trash bags secured to prevent scattering of waste due to animals or wind.
- All residential waste must be placed curbside within 3 to 5 feet of the edge of the traveled portion of the roadway.
- Place cans and bags curbside by 6am on scheduled collection day.
- Non-containerized garbage, excluding bulky waste, will not be collected. No can or bag may exceed 50 lbs.
- Get the Household Garbage Guide Brochure
Household Yard Debris Collection Guidelines:
- Yard waste, including bagged debris, is picked up on standard collection days by Advanced Disposal or Republic Services.
- Branches, shrubs, and stumps (not over 6 ft. in length or 50 lbs. in weight) should be stacked neatly parallel to the curb.
- Leaves, grass clippings, twigs and small pieces of yard waste MUST be bagged, bundled, tied, or in a garbage receptacle no larger than 32 gallons and 50 lbs.
- With large amounts, please stack in neat piles. (If it has to be pulled apart, it will not be collected.)
- Palm fronds should be stacked in neat piles on top of one another with the fan portion facing away from the curb.
Items that are not yard waste include: Whole trees, land clearing debris, yard waste weighing more than 50 lbs. or more than 6 ft. in length, small pieces of yard waste not properly bagged or containerized, fencing, landscape timbers, garden hoses, planters, flower pots, and yard decorations.
Recycling & White Goods
Place recyclable items in the recycling bins provided by your service provider by 6a.m. on the scheduled collection day. Recyclables, white goods and more information.
Please Note: Garbage, recycling and yard debris must be separated by the residents for pick up.
Items Not Picked Up
- Household Hazardous Waste can be dropped off (free of charge) at Tillman Ridge or Stratton Rd Transfer Stations.
- Waste Tires must be brought to Tillman Ridge or Stratton Rd Transfer Stations for disposal (fee charged).
- Construction & Demolition Debris must be taken to Nine Mile C&D Landfill on International Golf Pkwy, (904) 825-2105, or Waste Pro Transfer Station off SR 207, (904) 819-1738.