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Posted on: April 5, 2023

City of St. Augustine celebrates Earth Week

City celebrates  Earth Week  Tuesday, April 18 - Sustainability Workshops Friday, April 21 - Shreddi

Sustainability Workshops and Community Shredding / Recycling Event


In celebration of Earth Week, the City of St. Augustine will host sustainability workshops on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Galimore Center, 399 Riberia Street.  The public is invited to attend these free workshops on topics such as: the City’s sustainability efforts, water conservation, composting, and more. The workshop program is available online at www.CityStAug.com/SustainabilityEvents  

“We are excited to invite the community to attend our first Earth Week Sustainability Workshops, as well as our annual Community Recycling Event,” said Glabra Skipp, Environmental Program Supervisor.  “In 2022, we had over 100 participants in our Recycling Event, and we challenge you to help beat that number this year!”

Continuing the celebration on Friday, April 21, 2023, from 9:00am-1:00pm, the City will host a free community recycle event at the Solid Waste Facility, 601 Riberia Street.  Residents will have the opportunity to shred documents (5 box limit per City of St. Augustine resident), recycle outdated or broken electronic devices, and dispose of used cooking oil.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.

Don’t forget to bring your used cooking oil for recycling!   Improperly disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down the drain can clog pipes and cause sewage backups in your home and in the public sewer system. While waiting for the recycling event, pour small quantities of cooled fats, oils, and grease into a heat-safe container, seal and set aside so it can be safely transported for disposal.  This includes any used cooking oil, such as vegetable oil, peanut oil, canola oil, deep-fryer oil, etc.   

Accepted outdated and broken “E-waste” (electronic devices) includes computers, printers, laptops, and cell phones.  See the complete list below:

  • Laptops
  • Complete PC
  • Towers
  • Hard Drives
  • Memory Chips
  • CD Drives
  • Power Supplies
  • Phone Chargers
  • Cell Phones
  • House Batteries
  • Tool Batteries
  • Car Batteries
  • iPad & Tablets
  • Digital Cameras
  • Stereos
  • Scanners
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • VCR/DVD Players
  • Power Cords
  • Christmas Lights

 

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 Supervisor at envirocomp@citystaug.com or 904.825.1055; Olivia Smith, Solid Waste Manager, at solidwaste@citystaug.com or 904.825.1049. The recycling event flyer is available online at  www.CityStAug.com/recycle.

 

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