The City of St. Augustine will be holding a series of open houses to share information and receive community feedback on a proposal to change household solid waste pickup to once a week. Currently, households receive solid waste pick up service twice a week using city-provided 95-gallon, brown trash carts. Under the new proposal, the city will provide an additional smaller green cart with a 65-gallon capacity for all recyclables.
Reducing the number of pick-ups will help keep current rates sustainable by reducing costs of operating equipment and personnel, and increasing the collection of recyclables will reduce the cost of disposing of material at a landfill. Every pound of material that is recycled is one pound less of material going to a landfill. The goal is to collect more recyclable materials and the new green carts should make it easier than ever before for residents to put the material curbside.
Open House Schedule
Sunday, August 23, 3:00pm-4:00pm at the Willie Galimore Center
Wednesday, August 26, 6:00pm-7:00pm in The Alcazar Room, St. Augustine City Hall
Thursday, August 27, 7:15pm-8:15pm at the St. Augustine Boys and Girls Club
Sunday, August 30, 3:00pm-4:00pm at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
Wednesday, September 9, 6:00pm-7:00pm at The River House
For more information about the series, call the Public Works Department at 904-825-1040.