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The City of St. Augustine will host a special, free community recycle event on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 9:00am-1:00pm, at the Solid Waste Facility, 601 Riberia Street.
In celebration of this year’s Earth Day theme, ‘Invest in our Planet’, the City is offering an opportunity for the community to shred documents (5 box limit per City of St. Augustine residents), recycle outdated or broken electronic devices, and dispose of used cooking oil. You can watch as your documents are shredded on-site. No TVs, hazardous waste, or motor oil will be accepted.
“As a community, it is essential we work together to invest in our most important asset, our planet,” said Glabra Skipp, Environmental Program Coordinator. “We all must partner together to keep our coastal community thriving. This can be accomplished by properly recycling waste, as well as maintaining the City’s wastewater system.”
Did you know that improperly disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down the drain can clog pipes and cause sewage backups in your home or in the public sewer system? While waiting for the April recycling event, remember to pour small quantities of fats, oils, and grease into a heat-safe container, cool it or freeze it, then seal and set it aside so it can be easily saved and safely transported for disposal delivery. This includes any used cooking oil, such as vegetable oil, peanut oil, canola oil, deep-fryer oil, etc. Using a heat-safe container will avoid any mishaps with the container melting or shattering.
And what about those old electronics? Outdated and broken “E-waste” (electronic devices) such as computers, printers, laptops, and cell phones are accepted, as well. See the complete list below:
Throughout the year, the City of St. Augustine accepts recyclable materials daily during regular business hours. You may take e-waste to the Solid Waste Facility, located at 601 Riberia St., and cooking oil to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 501 Riberia St. Also, residents are asked to be sure to mark their calendars for the next upcoming recycling event on Friday, November 18, 2022, to coincide with America Recycles Day.
For more information, contact Glabra Skipp, City of St. Augustine Environmental Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904.825.1055; Olivia Smith, Solid Waste Manager, at email@example.com or 904.825.1049, ext. 3. The event flyer is available online at HERE.