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Posted on: October 4, 2022

City of St. Augustine hires contractor to expedite debris removal services

City hires contractor to expedite debris removal services

Debris must be separated, unobstructed in order to guarantee pickup

On Friday, October 7, 2022, the City of St. Augustine will have DRC Emergency Services on-site to start collecting storm materials from residential neighborhoods throughout the city in those areas most impacted by the storm based on volume and accessibility to the debris. 

It is imperative that the roadway is clear of automobiles to ensure that debris can be accessible by the trucks and personnel. All debris should be placed curbside, within 10 feet of the curb so that it can be reached by pickup crews and trucks.  Debris should not be placed in the street where it can obstruct vehicular traffic, fire hydrants, mailboxes, and utility boxes.

Debris must be segregated into separate piles: yard debris, construction debris, and household goods, such as furniture and appliances.  Mixed debris will not be collected.  Debris that are blocked by parked vehicles or is inaccessible also will not be collected.

Bagged debris that is properly set curbside, separate from other debris, will be collected by the City of St. Augustine Solid Waste Division and not the contractor.

Debris placed under low hanging limbs, communication and power lines and guide wires may have a delayed collection due to manual labor required to push debris curbside to allow clearance.

The city delayed the activation of the contractor to ensure that needs were being met in southwest Florida. We appreciate your patience as this collection process could take several weeks for completion.

Regularly scheduled residential and commercial solid waste trash collection has resumed.

Curbside residential recycling is still suspended at this time; however, residents can divert recyclables by using our free drop off recycling locations (listed below) in the interim:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at or by calling 904.825.1049, Option 1.

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