Announcements & Events
Good Friday Holiday Hours – St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Departments and Administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 19 in observance of Good Friday and resume standard business hours on Monday, April 22. Garbage, recycling, and yard debris collection schedules will not be delayed. The Stratton Road and Tillman Ridge solid waste scale houses will be open on the holiday during standard business hours.
Earth Day Document Shredding Events – St. Johns County invites residents to two free document shredding events on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Republic Services, 445 Republic Dr. and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Anastasia Square Shopping Center at S.R. 312 and A1A. Participants can securely destroy and recycle confidential, personal, banking, and other informational documents. Items generated by commercial activity, three-ring binders, and cardboard will not be accepted. For more information, please call 904.827.6980.
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.