Solid Waste Division
The Solid Waste Division is dedicated to delivering sustainable services to meet the community’s ever-changing solid waste management needs. With weekly curbside collections for over 100,000 residential units, we take pride in serving our community and providing the high-quality and timely service that every resident deserves.
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I’m remodeling my home and need a large trash container. How do I get one?
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 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?
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?
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 order a recycling cart or to request an exchange for your residence, please contact your service provider.
Not sure what to recycle?
Check out our Recycle Coach app!
What is the scheduled service day for my garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection?
Who is the service provider for my area?
Your local service providers can be found on the Garbage Collection page.
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.