Thanksgiving Holiday Hours – All Board of County Commissioners departments, Adminstrative offices, and the Pet Center will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. Garbage, recycling, and yard debris will not be collected Thursday, November 22, and the Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road solid waste scale houses will be closed. Beginning November 23, collections will be delayed one day. All routes will be completed by Saturday, November 24. Scale houses resume standard hours on Friday, November 23.
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.