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The City of St. Augustine will host a special, free community recycle event on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 9:00am-1:00pm, at the Solid Waste Facility, located at 601 Riberia Street.
In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, the City is offering an opportunity for City utility customers to shred documents (5 box limit per resident), recycle outdated or broken electronic devices, and dispose of used cooking oil.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 coastal community, we have a responsibility to keep our local ecosystem thriving, and this can be accomplished by properly recycling waste, as well as doing our part to maintain the City’s wastewater system,” said Glabra Skipp, Environmental Program Coordinator. “This is especially important as we approach the holiday season and will be preparing large meals to share with our friends and families.”
Did you know that improperly disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down the drain can clog pipes and cause costly sewage backups in your home and in the public sewer system? While waiting for the 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 Outdated and broken “E-waste” (electronic devices) such as computers, printers, laptops, and cell phones are accepted, as well.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.
For more information, contact Glabra Skipp, City of St. Augustine Environmental Program Coordinator via email or by phone at 904.825.1055; Olivia Smith, Recycling Coordinator, via email or by phone at 904.825.1049, ext. 2.
Media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307 or via email.