ADA Compliance
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email: wfranke@citystaug.com; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: tgrant@citystaug.com. You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

Consumer Confidence Report
The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the previous year's sampling results please click here. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns contact: Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Phn: 904.825.1044, Fax: 904.823-2280, Email: ptimoney@citystaug.com; or woperators@citystaug.com, or write the City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.

 

Cleaner & Greener St. Augustine is goal of increased recycling

City and Advanced Disposal partner on effort to
boost both recyclers and recycled materials

Chances are if you, as a resident of St. Augustine, recycle you are not recycling as much material as you could. Most everyone is certain they can place newspapers, glass and cans in their recycling bin, but those are just a few of the items welcomed.

The city and its contractor, Advanced Disposal, are launching the Make St. Augustine Cleaner & Greener campaign to encourage residents to recycle and thus increase the amount of recycled material collected. The effort is part of Advanced Disposal's support of the city's upcoming 450th anniversary.

With increased recycling comes the need for increased capacity, so a second bin is being provided, free of charge, to every one of the city’s more than 4,600 customers. Bins currently used throughout the city are 18-gallon capacity, as will be the additional one. The new bins, which carry the city's 450th Commemoration logo, will be delivered the week of September 24–28.

Click here to download and print an one-page flyer with recycling information including the lists of what is and what is not accepted for recycling. The flyer is an easy way to share the information with others as well as post on community center, church or civic club bulletin board.

What is not accepted for recycling

With such a wide variety of materials that are accepted for recycling, it is easier to remember the few materials that are not:

  • Plastic bags
  • Milk or juice cardboard cartons (these are poly-coated and cannot be recycled)
  • Loose shredded paper (accepted if bagged)
  • Pizza boxes from restaurants
  • Styrofoam

What is accepted for recycling

Materials that are accepted for recycling and may be placed in the recycling bins are:

  • Newspapers and their inserts (on rainy days, please hold until next collection)
  • Junk mail
  • Corrugated cardboard (flattened out and cut in pieces 2' by 3' or smaller)
  • Brown or gray fiber packages (soda cartons, cereal boxes, dry food packages)
  • Metal containers and cans, including aluminum
  • Plastics #1 and #2
  • Plastic food, beverage, detergent bottles and jugs labeled #1 – #7
  • Pill bottles
  • Water bottles
  • Glass, including jars and bottles whether clear, brown or green
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Telephone books
  • Brown paper bags (can also be used to hold excess recyclables)
  • Office and copy paper
  • Shredded paper (if bagged)
  • File folders

Collection guidelines

Even with the wide variety of materials accepted for recycling, there is no requirement to separate materials; all items can go in either bin and bins should be curbside by 7:00am the scheduled collection day. For a map of St. Augustine noting collection areas for each day, click here.

The only two holidays on which there is no collection is Thanksgiving and Christmas. When a holiday coincides with a scheduled collection day, notice is provided regarding any alternate collection days via the local media.

Recycling has impact

Many times it is too easy to toss a recyclable into the trash instead of the recycling bin thinking one small amount won’t make a difference, but it does:

  • Two weeks of daily newspapers equals one full-grown tree.
  • Newspaper and other paper products are recycled into writing paper, cereal boxes, paper towels, tissue paper, cardboard and cereal boxes.
  • In one year a person uses approximately one 100-foot-tall Douglas fir tree in paper and wood products.
  • Recycling 1-ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough energy to power the average home for five months.
  • The junk mail receive in one day could produce enough energy to heat 250,000 homes.
  • Plastic soda bottles are recycled into fiberfill, fleece wear, luggage, picnic tables, benches, carpet, buckets and pipe with just 40 recycled plastic soda bottles making enough fiberfill to stuff a sleeping bag.

To contact Advanced Disposal, call 904.827.1005, and to contact the Public Works Department, call 904.825.1040.

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