Solid Waste Division

Overview

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New Curbside Collection Service Provider

Starting August 1, 2024

The Solid Waste Division provides sustainable solid waste management services, including weekly curbside collections for over 100,000 residential units, ensuring high-quality and timely service to the community.

About the Solid Waste Division
  • Manages and operates two solid waste transfer stations (Tillman Ridge and Stratton Rd) open to residents and businesses.
  • Enforces Solid Waste Disposal Ordinances and manages contracts for garbage, recycling, yard debris, hazardous waste, and more.
  • Operates Tillman Ridge Landfill in compliance with EPA and Florida DEP regulations.
  • Oversees curbside pick-up of residential solid waste by franchised haulers to ensure quality service.
  • Provides education on recycling, litter control, and prevention through various programs and state grants.
  • Manages hazardous materials programs to improve mosquito control, beautify county lands, and protect citizens’ health and safety.
  • Oversees proper disposal of residential and commercial waste, household hazardous waste, white goods, and tires and maintains landfill systems and monitoring.

News & Announcements

New Curbside Collection Provider Starts August 1

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Beginning Thursday, August 1, St. Johns County’s new residential curbside collection provider, FCC Environmental Services Florida, LLC, will begin servicing the county.

All current service levels will remain in place, including weekly curbside collection of household garbage, yard waste, recycling, and bulk waste as well as scheduled services like appliance pick-up requested by customers.

Residents were sent a postcard in mid-July which provided information on their service days. 87% of residents’ service days will remain the same, but the time of service may change. Residents can also confirm their collection days on the Recycle Coach website and appNew Provider full news release

The Curbside Times Monthly Newsletter

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For the latest Solid Waste Division NEWS, RESOURCES, EVENTS, and MORE!

Read the Latest Edition Here!

GET HOOKED: County-Wide Anti-Litter Initiative

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GET HOOKED on St. Johns County! We need all hands on deck to keep SJC Litter-Free.

We’ve Upgraded to Recycle Coach Pro!

The upgraded version includes more educational content, such as Recycling Fundamentals, Misunderstood Materials, and the all-new Recycle Right Game!

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Download the app or visit or click the button below to get your curbside collection schedule, sign up for alerts, and quickly learn how to properly dispose of different waste materials.

You can also find an extensive list of local depots, giving you convenient donation and recycling options for items not accepted in your curbside recycling.

Download the Recycle Coach app >>  Apple App Store  |  Google Play

Upcoming Events

  • Waterway Cleanup on Friday, Sept. 6 at the Vilano Boat Ramp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter for more information on upcoming events.

Tillman Ridge Transfer Station Reopens

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The Tillman Ridge Transfer Station, located at 3005 Allen Nease Rd., Elkton, is open for normal business hours starting Monday, July 1. Repairs and resurfacing of the tipping floor have been completed, ensuring a smooth and safe operation for residential and commercial haulers, as well as St. Johns County residents to drop off waste.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

American Flag Rescue Program – 10,000th Flag

The American Flag Rescue Program has over 30 drop boxes throughout the County and allows residents to retire old and worn flags with honor and respect. In February 2024, the 10,000th flag was collected at the SJC Tax Collector’s office. Watch the video HERE.

Holiday Schedule

The Solid Waste Division office will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

  • The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road Transfer Stations will continue their normal operating hours, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm.
  • Curbside collection for household garbage, recycling, and yard waste will not be affected.
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FAQs

I’m remodeling my home and need a large trash container. How do I get one?

The Construction and Demolition Franchise Haulers List services homeowners and businesses that are remodeling and need a roll-off container for construction and demolition projects.

How do I get a dumpster or set up recycling services for my business?

The Commercial Franchise Haulers List services commercial properties and businesses that need a dumpster as their primary means of waste disposal or to set up recycling services.

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.

When is the next upcoming shredding event in St. Johns County?

Shredding events are held regularly and provide 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.

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.

Where can I dispose of residential household hazardous waste?

Drop-Off Locations and full list of acceptable household hazardous waste items is found on the Garbage Collection page's Drop-Off tab.

Where can I dispose of construction and demolition debris?

Construction debris can be disposed of at either of the two Residential and Commercial Construction & Demolition Disposal Facilities found here.

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.

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 found on the Locations tab of our Garbage Collection page.

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.

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.

How do I receive a recycling cart for my home?

To request a recycling cart, contact the Solid Waste Division at SolidWaste@sjcfl.us or (904) 827-6980.

What can I recycle?

Check out our Recycle Coach app!

What is the scheduled service day for my garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection?

To obtain your curbside collection schedule, please use the Recycle Coach Tool or contact the Solid Waste Division at SolidWaste@sjcfl.us or (904) 827-6980.

Who is the service provider for my area?

FCC Environmental Services is the sole provider for residential curbside collection services in St. Johns County (starting August 1, 2024).

To schedule an appliance to be collected or request a recycling cart, contact the Solid Waste Division at (904) 827-6980 or email at SolidWaste@sjcfl.us.

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?

You can download the Recycle Coach App or contact the Solid Waste Division at SolidWaste@sjcfl.us or (904) 827-6980.