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Starting on March 4, residents of the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood will participate in a six-month pilot program for residential trash pick-ups.
All city households currently receive solid waste pick up service twice a week using the brown 65-gallon trash carts provided by the city. The pilot program set for the approximately 100 homes in the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood will introduce new trash carts with a third greater capacity and will reduce the pick-up frequency to once a week.
With the new larger container, grey with a 96-gallon capacity, pick-ups will not have to be as often. And, the smaller brown carts will now be used for recycling, replacing the impractical and often too small open containers now in use.
While reducing the number of pick-ups will reduce the cost of operating equipment and personnel, increasing the collection of recyclables is also an important factor in reducing costs. Every pound of material that is recycled is one pound less of material going to a landfill. By re-purposing the current brown carts into recycling containers, the goal is to collect more by making it easier for residents to put the material curbside.
Why Nelmar Terrace?
The area is small enough to manage a pilot program, but also large enough to provide a good test of the system and a sampling of the community’s response. When the city’s Public works Department approached the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association about its participation, its leadership agreed to the program.
While residents have not had an increase in their costs for solid waste collection in the last five years, costs are indeed rising and are being passed on to the city and the City of St. Augustine Beach by St. Johns County. The rate-per-ton charged the two cities has, until now, been less than that charged to private haulers, but that discounted rate is being eliminated. The tipping fee, the costs of sending material to a landfill, has increased for the city by a little over 20%, from $44.18 per ton to $57 per ton.
For more information, call the Solid Waste and Sanitation Division at 904.825.1049.