Yard Waste

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 waste collection schedules are managed directly by the residential service providers.

There will be no garbage, yard waste, or recycling collections on the holidays below:

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

Yard Waste Guidelines

  • Yard waste, including bagged debris, is picked up on standard collection days by your service provider.
  • Branches, shrubs, and stumps (not over 6 ft. in length or 50 lbs. in weight) should be stacked neatly parallel to the curb.
  • Leaves, grass clippings, twigs, and small pieces of yard waste must be bagged, bundled, or placed in a garbage receptacle no larger than 32 gallons and 50 lbs.
  • With large amounts, please stack them in neat piles. (If it has to be pulled apart, it will not be collected.)
a yard waste how-to guide for curbside collection. st johns county solid waste division. garbage container and paper bags filled with yard waste. stick neatly piled by the curb, trimming shrubs.
  • Palm fronds should be stacked in neat piles on top of one another with the fan portion facing away from the curb.
  • Do not blow leaves and yard waste into the street and storm drains that empty into nearby waterways.
  • Yard waste placed in front of vacant lots, lands, or properties will not be collected.

Items that are NOT Yard Waste include:

  • Whole trees
  • Land clearing debris
  • Yard waste weighing more than 50 lbs.
  • Yard waste more than 6 ft. in length
  • Small pieces of yard waste not properly bagged or containerized
  • Fencing
  • Landscape timbers
  • Garden hoses, planters, flower pots, and yard decorations

Please Note: Garbage, recycling, and yard debris must be separated by residents and placed curbside by 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.