Hurricane Ian Updates

UPDATES (as of 1:00PM, 10/1/22)

City Offices Closed

City offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30.  

St. Augustine Municipal Marina operations will close Wednesday, September 28 at 12:00pm, until conditions improve. 

Solid Waste

Residential and commercial recycling collections suspended on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29.

Separate your storm debris into three piles: yard waste, construction/demolition, and white goods

Debris Disposal Flyer

  • All debris should be placed curbside, within 15 feet of the curb 
  • Yard debris is only vegetative and not mixed with any other types of debris or garbage.   It consists of tree stumps, branches, trunks, and other leafy material.  Only loose vegetative debris will be collected. Do not place storm debris in bags or cans as the crews will not know for certain it is vegetative material.
  • Construction debris may be placed curbside if the demolition work is being performed by residents.  Hazardous waste such as chemicals, paint, propane, and pesticides will not be collected curbside.  For proper disposal information, contact St. Johns County Solid Waste Management Department at 904.827.6980.
  • Furniture and white goods, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and other appliances, also should be separated into its own pile.
  • Debris should not be placed in the street where it can obstruct vehicular traffic, fire hydrants, mailboxes, and utility boxes.
  • Mixed trash will not be picked up and City crews will NOT remove storm debris, including downed trees, from private property.  
  • Only materials left correctly curbside and in the city right-of-way will be picked up.

The City of St. Augustine will determine the priority of debris pickup throughout areas of the city based on volume and accessibility to the debris.  At this time, the priority for solid waste pickup is to assist residents and businesses with storm cleanup.

As for regularly scheduled solid waste operations, the city will notify customers when normal operations resume.

For more information or with specific questions, call the Public Works Department at 904.825.1040.

Limited use of water

Assist the City in its recovery efforts by using and discharging as little water as possible to reduce the amount of wastewater entering the system from all sources such as showers, toilets, washing machines and kitchen sinks.  This would include limiting the length of showers, delaying laundry use or only washing essential items, not running water while brushing teeth, shaving or rinsing dishes, and minimizing the number of toilet flushes.

Remember, having water service does not mean sewer service is functioning normally.  Toilets may flush sluggishly or there may be no visible signs at all until there is a backup. 

For questions or additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 904.825.1040, option 6.

Free Parking

The City will suspend fees charged for parking at all city-metered areas, including on-street spaces and parking lots through the weekend. Regular enforcement will resume on Monday, October 3. 

Parking fees will also continued to be suspended at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, located at 1 Cordova St., St. Augustine, 32084, until Monday, October 3 at 7:00am.

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    Wednesday, October 19, 2022, the City of St. Augustine Solid Waste Division will focus on collecting yard debris that is in trash cans and bags. Residential recycling collection will resume on Thursday and Friday, October 20th and 21st. Read on...
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