Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours – St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, Administrative offices, libraries, and Pet Center will be closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Standard business hours resume on Tuesday, January 16. Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection and the Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses hours will be not be affected.
Standard Yard Debris Guidelines – As the post-Hurricane Irma debris clean up efforts approach completion, please review the standard guidelines that apply to the disposal of yard debris. We thank you in advance for helping to make this a smooth transition and look forward to servng you in the future.
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.