Garbage Collection & Drop Off Locations

Service Providers

To determine your service provider zone, view the Waste Collection Zones Boundary Map, then select your provider below.

  • Waste Management
    Serving the southern half of St. Johns County.
    (904) 827-1005
  • Republic Services
    Serving the northern half of St. Johns County.
    (904) 825-0991


Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules are managed directly by the residential service providers.

There will be no garbage, yard waste and recycling collections on the holidays below.

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day

Residential Garbage Guidelines

  • Garbage, recycling, and yard debris must be separated by residents and placed curbside by 6 am on the scheduled collection day.
  • Place cans and bags curbside within 3 to 5 feet of the edge of the traveled portion of the roadway.
  • Place all household garbage into trash cans or plastic trash bags secured to prevent scattering of waste due to animals or wind.
  • Garbage placed in front of vacant lots, lands, or properties will not be collected.
  • Non-containerized garbage, excluding bulky waste, will not be collected. No can or bag may exceed 50 lbs.
  • Special waste such as tires, construction & demolition debris, and household hazardous waste is not collected curbside.
Drop off locations / Transfer stations

All household garbage, hazardous waste, and white goods may be brought to either of the St. Johns County Transfer Stations for disposal during operating hours.

Transfer Stations

  • Tillman Ridge Transfer Station (Map)
    3005 Allen Nease Rd
    Elkton, Florida 32033
  • Stratton Rd Transfer Station (Map)
    250 North Stratton Rd
    St. Augustine, Florida 32095
Van parked outside a scale house with an american flag and shrubs pruned to say Solid Waste


  • Monday – Friday, 7 am – 6 pm
    Saturday, 7 am – 1 pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Items Accepted for a Fee

DISPOSAL FEE – $64.12 per ton (prorated at $0.04/lb. and can be paid in Cash or Check ONLY)

Oil-based paint – $3.15 / fluid gallon

Latex paint – $2.10 / fluid gallon

Fluorescent light bulbs – 55 cents each / 2-4ft bulbs  |  $1.05 each / 6-8ft bulbs

Waste Tires – $2.65 per tire up to 10 tires, after 10 is $210.00 / ton

Pressure-treated wood – $64.12 / ton

Residential construction & demolition debris – $64.12 / ton

Yard Waste – $64.12 / ton

Items Accepted Free of Charge

Cardboard boxes can be flattened and taken to the Cardboard Recycling Drop-Off Center at either the Tillman Ridge or Stratton Road Transfer Station, free of charge. No other recyclables will be accepted at the Drop-Off Center at this time.

Household Hazardous Waste can be dropped off free of charge at either transfer station. Items include motor oil, oil filters, gasoline, wax, cleaners, soap, pool chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, grout, aerosol cans, antifreeze, adhesives, flea dip, car & appliance batteries, polishes, lubricants, muriatic acid, propane gas cylinders, solvents, thinner, transmission fluid, brake fluid, lighter fluid, fire extinguishers, linseed oil, naval jelly, photo chemicals, etc. Fuel must be transported in an approved container, and the container may need to be left at the drop-off center.

Obsolete Electronics include monitors, televisions, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, keyboards, mice, cables, game hardware, UPS units, external drives, modems, phones, pagers, radios, stereos, VCR’s, tape players, speakers, small kitchen appliances, power tools, health, and beauty appliances.

Large Item Pick-Up
  • Recycle appliances curbside by scheduling a collection with your service provider.
  • Place large, bulky items out at the curb next to your regular garbage. This includes:
    • couches
    • sectionals
    • mattresses
    • household furniture, etc.