Post-Hurricane Debris & Garbage Collection Updates
Nicole Storm Debris Collection
St. Johns County is conducting damage and storm debris assessments in response to impacts from Tropical Storm Nicole. As the County continues to plan the disposal response, residents are encouraged to move all storm debris to the curb as resources are available to respond and assist with the recovery efforts. Residents are asked to separate trash from vegetation.
For questions or to report storm debris, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 904.827.6980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Ian Storm Debris Collection Program
In response to impacts from Hurricane Ian, St. Johns County has initiated the Hurricane Ian Debris Collection Program. Residents are encouraged to move all storm debris to the curb as crews will collect debris from the public right-of-way.
St. Johns County requests residents follow the guidelines below to expedite debris removal:
- Place all storm debris in the right-of-way at the curb.
- Debris must be three feet from utility boxes, mailboxes, hydrants, and other obstacles.
- Separate vegetation from all other storm-related debris.
- Debris must be clear of any low-hanging wires or branches.
- No chemicals, bio-waste, or hazardous waste will be collected curbside.
Additionally, residential garbage and recycling collection has resumed its normal schedule. Waste Management and Republic Services are collecting all containerized debris. Due to the increased volume of yard debris caused by Hurricane Ian, residential service may be impacted.
Advice for What to do With Unwanted Sandbags
St. Johns County urges residents to save sandbags that did not come into contact with flood waters for future storms. As a reminder, the Atlantic hurricane season ends Nov. 30.
Any unwanted sand may be scattered in your yard. However, sandbags that came in contact with floodwaters may be contaminated with bacteria and should be discarded at the Tillman Ridge or Stratton Road transfer stations. This service is free of charge for residents.
Transfer Station Locations
- 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
Transfer Station Hours
- Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Residents are asked not to dispose of any sandbags in the regular trash. Also, it is important not to mix sandbags with yard debris as the sand is abrasive and can damage equipment used to grind yard debris into mulch.