Earth Day Community Collection Event – St. Johns County Solid Waste is hosting an Earth Day Community Collection Event from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Hastings Library, 6195 South Main Street, for residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, and tires (limit 10 per household) free of charge. Items such as paint, motor oil, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs, wax, car and appliance batteries, pesticides, obsolete electronics such as monitors, modems, desk phones, and stereos, and automobile and light truck tires will be accepted. Items that will not be accepted include microwave ovens, large appliances, yard debris, household garbage, construction debris, and commercial materials. For more information, please call St. Johns County Solid Waste at 904.827.6980. Earth Day Collection Event
St. Johns County Solid Waste Manager Wendy Hicks named 2017 Employee of the Year. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners would like to congratulate 2017 Employee of the Year award winner Wendy Hicks, Solid Waste Manager, for her dedicated service to the residents of St. Johns County. The award was presented at the annual St. Johns County Employee Service Awards Ceremony celebrating dedicated staff with up to 35 years of service in the County.
Miss a Community Collection day? Our transfer stations are open 6 days a week for your convenience.
Need to Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet? Check out the Sheriff's Office Operation Medicine Cabinet pharmaceutical take back program.
About the Solid Waste Department
The Solid Waste Management Department is responsible for the efficient management and operation of the Tillman Ridge Landfill. This includes proper disposal of residential and commercial waste, sludge generated by wastewater treatment plants, household hazardous waste, white goods and tires, operations and maintenance of the Leachate Collection System, monitoring of groundwater quality and gas migration, maintenance and monitoring of Phase 1, and the enforcement of Solid Waste Disposal Ordinances in conformance with the Environmental Protection Agency and Florida Department of Environmental Protection permits, regulations.
The Solid Waste Management Department also oversees the curbside pick-up of solid waste generated by residential households. This program, implemented in 1995, includes the oversight of franchised haulers to ensure a high quality of service is provided to county residents.
The Solid Waste Management Department provides education relating to recycling, litter control and prevention through various clean up, hazardous materials, and state grant programs. The hazardous materials program helps improve mosquito control, beautification of County lands, and increased protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of St. Johns County.