Frequently Asked Questions

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New Resident

I am a new resident in St. Johns County, do I need to establish service for residential curbside service?
No, residents in St. Johns County pay for curbside collection through their Solid Waste Non-Ad Valorem Assessment. The assessment on your tax bill is for once-per-week service for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection.

How do I obtain my scheduled service days, request a recycling cart, or schedule an appliance to be collected from my residence?
Please contact your Service Provider for more information.

Service Providers

Who is the service provider for my area? Find Your Service Provider

Schedule & Holiday Delays

What is the scheduled service day for my garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection?
Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules are managed directly by the residential service providers. If you need to obtain your curbside collection schedule, please use the Recycle Coach widget or contact your service provider directly.

Will my service day be delayed on a holiday?
There will be no garbage, yard waste and recycling collections on the holidays below.

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day


Not sure what to recycle? Check out our Recycle Coach app!

How do I receive a recycling cart for my home?
To order a recycling cart or to request an exchange for your residence, please contact your service provider.

Do I need to remove labels from cans when I recycle them?
No, labels do not have to be removed prior to recycling, however remove caps and rinse the containers.

What can be recycled curbside in St. Johns County?
St. Johns County makes it easy to be a responsible recycler. Place only the five categories of recyclable items, loose (unbagged) in your recycling cart.

I put my recyclables in a plastic bag and they did not pick them up, why?
All recyclables must be loose and inside of the cart. Bagged recyclables are not sorted and plastic bags get tangled in sorting equipment causing recycling to shut down.

What can I do with all of my cardboard boxes?
Cardboard boxes must be flattened and placed inside of your recycling cart on your service day or taken to the Cardboard Recycling Drop-Off Center.

Transfer Stations

Transfer Station Hours and Locations

As a resident of St. Johns County, can I bring my household waste to Tillman Ridge or Stratton Rd transfer station? What does it cost?
Residents of St. Johns County with proof of residence (driver's license with your current St. Johns County address) can bring items to either transfer station. (Fees may apply)

Other items such as pressure treated wood, tires, residential construction debris, and latex/oil-based paint are accepted across the scale for a charge. Acceptable Items

Where can I dispose of construction and demolition debris?
Residents and Commercial Construction & Demolition Disposal Facilities

Where can I dispose of residential household hazardous waste?
Drop Off Locations and full list of acceptable household hazardous waste items


When are Community Collection Day events scheduled in St. Johns County? Is there a charge?
Community Collection Day Events are held on select Saturdays at different locations throughout the county. Residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, chemicals, tires (10 per household), and rechargeable batteries free of charge. For upcoming events, sign up for our newsletter or contact us.

When is the next upcoming shredding event in St. Johns County?
Shredding events are held regularly and provides residents with an excellent opportunity to recycle and shred all of their confidential documents for FREE. For upcoming events, sign up for our newsletter or contact us.


I have already paid for my trash collection service this year, why is it showing up on my tax bill?
The Solid Waste Non-Ad Valorem Assessments are paid for in advance of receiving the service. The assessment you see on your tax bill is for next years' service. The service period is from January 1st through December 31st.

Dumpsters / Roll Off Containers

How do I get a dumpster or set up recycling services for my business?
The Commercial Haulers List service commercial properties and businesses that need a dumpster as their primary means of waste disposal or to set up recycling services.

I'm remodeling my home and need a large trash container. How do I get one?
The Construction and Demolition Haulers List service homeowners and businesses that are remodeling and need a roll-off container for construction and demolition projects.

Questions or Concerns?

Do you have questions or concerns regarding your residential curbside services? Contact Us!

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SJC Public Works Office
2750 Industry Center Rd
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 827-6980

Tillman Ridge
Transfer Station

3005 Allen Nease Rd
Elkton, FL. 32033 (Map)

Stratton Rd
Transfer Station
250 N. Stratton Rd
St. Augustine, FL. 32095 (Map)

Transfer Station Hours
Monday Friday: 7 a.m. 6 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. 1 p.m.
Closed: Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas,
and New Year's Day Holidays

Questions or Concerns
Please contact us at (904) 827-6980
for further assistance.