Business Waste Disposal
All waste generated by businesses must be disposed at the Rosemary Hill SWMF. Waste will be charged based on weight and type of material disposed as follows:
|SCHEDULE OF FEES|
|Class I (garbage)||$50 per ton||$0.50 per 20 lbs.|
|C & D (building materials)||$40 per ton||$0.40 per 20 lbs.|
|Scrap Metal||$40 per ton||$0.40 per 20 lbs.|
|Yard Trash (trees, shrubs, etc.)||$40 per ton||$0.40 per 20 lbs.|
|Appliances||$40 per ton||$0.40 per 20 lbs.|
|Tires (Passenger)||$110 per ton||$1.10 per 20 lbs.|
|Tires OTR||$270 per ton||$2.70 per 20 lbs.|
Payment may be made with cash or check (with valid I.D.) ONLY.
Prepay Account – If you visit the Rosemary Hill SWMF on a regular basis, you may want to establish a prepay account. This would allow you to post a deposit on a regular basis and draw from the available balance as loads are brought to the facility. Call (904) 284-6374, 269-6374, 533-2111 Ext. 6374, or (352) 473-3711 Ext. 6374 for more information.
The County does not accept business generated hazardous waste.
Please contact the following companies concerning haz-waste disposal:
EQ – The Environmental Quality Company
7202 East 8th Ave. Tampa, FL 33619
Safety Kleen Corp.
161 Industrial Loop S. Orange Park, FL 32068
2058 E. 21st St. Jacksonville, FL 32206
Advanced Disposal Services, LLC
Arrowhead Maintenance, Inc.
Bee’s Hauling Services, Inc.
Collier’s Waste Containers
Southland Waste Systems, Inc. (Republic Services)
Waste Watchers of Jacksonville, L.L.C.
Environmental Convenience Centers (ECC’s)
Originally designed as garbage collection points for rural areas, Clay County’s ECCs have become more and more congested, especially on Saturdays, due to an influx of new residents. The ECC’s continue to operate even though the county implemented universal curbside waste and recyclables collection on January 1, 2007. The county encourages the use of the ECC’s only as a back up to the curbside collection services, and for the disposal of special wastes (e-waste, motor and cooking oils, auto tires, and batteries). Disposal of commercial waste at the ECC’s is prohibited. County Ordinance 90-24 requires that solid waste generated on improved property must be removed within seven days. The following sites are for use by single-family homes within the unincorporated area of the County, the City of Green Cove Springs, the Town of Orange Park, and the City of Keystone Heights:
|Clay Hill ECC||5869 County Road 218Middleburg, FL 32068||(904) 284-6374|
|Doctors Inlet ECC||288 Sleepy Hollow RoadMiddleburg, FL 32068||(904) 284-6374|
|Keystone Heights ECC||5505 County Road 214 Keystone Heights, FL 32656||(904) 284-6374|
|Long Bay ECC||1589 Long Bay RoadMiddleburg, FL 32068||(904) 284-6374|
Attendant Has the Right to Ask for Proof of Residency. These sites are not for use by residents of the Town of Penney Farms. Penney Farms residents must take all waste to the Rosemary Hill SWMF and pay according to the type of material disposed of (see Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF)) for more information.
Any quantity greater than shown below, or prohibited material, must be delivered to the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility.
Daily disposal limits at the ECCs are as follows:
(Any combination of the following, not to exceed 1.5 cubic yards per day (up to the equivalent of one pick up truck load)
- No more than ten 32-gallon containers of waste or equivalent volume (including yard trash).
- No more than 5 gallons of used cooking oils, motor oils, in sealed containers.
- No more than 1 large piece of furniture, placed in the designated area.
- No empty “LIQUIDS TYPE” container larger than 5 gallons.
- No more than 1 appliance (refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove, water heater, freezer). Pursuant to Florida Statute 823.0792, it is unlawful for any person knowingly to abandon or discard or to permit to be abandoned or discarded on premises under his or her control any icebox, refrigerator, deep-freeze locker, clothes washer, clothes dryer, or similar airtight unit having an interior storage capacity of 1 1/2 cubic feet or more from which the door has not been removed.
- No burned material.
- No dirt, rock, concrete, asphalt, or roofing.
- Construction or demolition debris, including carpet, is limited to 1 cubic yard (placed in the designated area). No one piece may be longer than 4’ nor weigh more than 50 pounds.
- No automobile, motorcycle or similar equipment parts (bodies, motors, transmissions, etc.).
- Bulky items must be broken down or flattened and placed in the designated area.
- No more than 4 car or truck tires (no larger than 22″ rim size). Semi truck tires must be taken to the Rosemary Hill SWMF.
- Yard waste acceptance is limited to the Doctors Inlet & Keystone Heights location only. Yard waste includes grass clippings, bagged leaves, shrub trimmings, palm fronds, and tree limbs. Limbs can be no more than 4’ long and 6″ in diameter. Not to exceed 1.5 cubic yards per day. Land clearing debris and loose material must be delivered to the Rosemary Hill SWMF.
- Red bags medical sharps, like needles and syringes used in home health care, may be contaminated with disease-causing germs and viruses. These must be handled in specially labeled containers. Clay County’s Sharps Disposal Program can help you dispose of these wastes. Please call (904) 529-2800 for more information.
- Residential household waste, household chemicals, pesticides, paint, empty 55-gallon drums, and propane gas tanks are accepted at the Rosemary Hill Household Hazardous Waste Center. Please refer to Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility for directions and hours of operation.
- No scrapping of any type of material.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Clay County Household Hazardous Waste Center is located at the Rosemary Hill SWMF, 3545 Rosemary Hill Road, Green Cove Springs. Hours are: Monday thru Saturday – 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. If you have questions, please call (904) 284/269-6374, (904) 533-2111 Ext. 6374, or (352) 473-3711 Ext. 6374. For directions and hours of operation, please refer to Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility.
Bring all of your:
- Drain cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Fluorescent light tubes
- Automobile oil
- Polishes and strippers
- Liquid paint and thinners
- Car and boat batteries
- Any product marked:
No Business Hazardous Waste Accepted!!! Please refer to Waste Disposal by Businesses for info on who to contact concerning disposal.
Household Battery Collection: Please bring all of you Ni-Cd, lithium, button cell, and alkaline batteries to the Household Hazardous Waste Center at Rosemary Hill SWMF. The Center also accepts used automotive and boat batteries.
Used Oil Recycling: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), well over 200 million gallons of used motor oil are dumped into the environment by do-it-yourself oil changers, most of whom have not stopped to consider the potential consequences of their actions.
Help build a better tomorrow today! Here’s how you can contribute:
- Drain your oil and transfer it into clean, preferably reusable, containers… like milk jugs.
- Never mix used oil with other substances. Doing so not only makes recycling more difficult, it can be dangerous as well.
- We accept up to 5 gallons per visit at the Rosemary Hill SWMF or any of the County’s ECCs (except Kingsley Lake).
Fluorescent Lamp Recycling (and other Mercury-containing devices): Elemental Mercury (Hg), while present in very small quantities in these items, is a neurotoxin that can readily contaminate and accumulate in our environment whenever these lamps and devices are improperly disposed of.
Types of Hg-containing lamps and devices currently accepted:
- Fluorescent lamps and bulbs
- Thermostats and switches
- Thermometers and manometers
- High intensity discharge (HID)
- Metal halide
- Mercury vapor
- Low pressure sodium vapor
- High pressure sodium vapor
Proper handling procedures are:
- Do not throw lamps in trash.
- Do not tape lamps together.
- Place waste lamps in the container in which the replacement tubes or bulbs arrived, when practical.
- Store in a safe place to prevent breakage.
- Place broken bulbs into a heavy plastic bag.
How to identify household hazardous chemicals:
- Corrosive – caustic – Can burn or destroy living tissue. Some examples include drain cleaners, oven cleaners, rug and upholstery cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, and chlorine bleach.
- Flammable/ignitable – Can be easily set on fire. Items such as oil-based paints, lacquer, paint strippers, thinners, and other solvents are in this category.
- Toxic/poison – Capable of causing injury or death through ingestion, inhalation, or absorption. Some toxins can cause cancer, genetic mutations, or fetal harm. Examples include paint removal and thinner, oil-based paints, flea powders, and insect sprays.
- Explosive – Can detonate or explode through exposure to heat, impact, or pressure. Examples include aerosols and metal polishes.
- Reactive – May generate excess heat, noxious fumes, violent reactions, or explosions when mixed with some other substance, such as mixing ammonia and bleach.
- Infectious – May cause disease in humans and animals. Examples include biomedical waste and used syringes.
The Local Flood Hazard
The primary cause of flooding in Clay County is heavy rainfall from tropical systems and afternoon thunderstorms. Many areas of the County are low-lying and subject to flooding from rising water. The majority of these areas lie along the St. Johns River, the North and South Forks of Black Creek, Little Black Creek, Governors Creek, Peters Creek, Doctors Inlet, and other creeks in the County, as well as along the shores of Kingsley Lake, Lake Asbury, Lake Brooklyn, and Lake Geneva. Some areas of the County along the St. Johns River, Doctors Lake, and the Black Creek system are also subject to storm surge from hurricanes. Areas shown on the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Clay County as flood zones “A” or “AE” will be inundated by the 1% annual chance storm. These areas are also called “Special Flood Hazard Areas” or “high flood risk areas.” If you live in unincorporated Clay County, you may contact the Clay County Planning and Zoning Division to determine whether your property is in a SFHA. Zoning staff may be reached by telephone (904) 278-4705), mail (PO Box 1366, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043), or in person (3rd floor of the Clay County Administration Building, 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043).
Other areas of the county are subject to flooding from stormwater runoff in areas with local drainage problems. These areas may not be shown in the SFHA on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Flood Insurance and Property Protection
Every year, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other type of natural disaster. While recent construction practices and regulations have made new homes less prone to flooding, many existing structures are still vulnerable and flooding can occur outside the high-risk areas. The best way to prevent loss is to know your flood risk and protect your property to minimize the possibility of floodwaters damaging the structure. Common protection measures include elevating the building and utilities above flood levels, relocating structures to higher ground, making wall openings near the ground in non-habitable areas to allow the entry and passage floodwaters, and constructing flood barriers such as berms or floodwalls. It is important to avoid endangering a neighbor’s property due to your flood protection measures.
It is also important to keep potential wind damage to structures in mind. Keep in mind that hurricane shutters and reinforced garage doors can significantly reduce wind damage.
The second most important protection measure against flood damage is to purchase flood insurance to prevent financial loss if your property floods. Standard homeowner’s insurance does not cover losses due to flooding. For many people, their home and its contents represent their greatest investment. There is a 26% chance that property in the SFHA will experience a flood during the life of a 30 year mortgage. Clay County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, which makes federally-backed flood insurance available to all residents and property owners. This flood insurance is required for properties in the SFHA purchased with federally-backed mortgage programs or other federal financial assistance. There is usually a 30 day waiting period before a flood insurance policy takes effect. Residential buildings may be covered for up to $250,000 for the building and $100,000 for the contents. Non-residential structures may be insured for up to $500,000 on the building and $500,000 on the contents. Contents-only coverage is available for renters.
The Flood Warning System
Clay County Emergency Management works with the cities, the State of Florida, the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center to monitor storm, flood and other hazardous weather threats and advise the community accordingly. When a storm, flood or other hazardous weather event threatens to impact the county, watches, warnings, evacuation notices, and updates are announced on local TV, radio stations, and via announcements on NOAA weather radio.
Clay County Emergency Management may also use the following methods to inform residents of emergency conditions and necessary action:
• Automated telephone system
• Mobile loudspeaker systems
• Door-to-door visits
Stations to Monitor for Watches and Warnings
WPLA 107.3 FM WJCT 89.9 FM WHJX 105.7 FM
WJBT 93.3 FM WOKV 690 AM WFKS 97.9 FM
WUFT 89.1 FM WXJZ 100.9 FM WEAG 106.3 FM
WAPE 95.1 FM WEJZ 96.1 FM 99.1 WQUIK
NOAA weather radio 162.475 MHz NOAA weather radio 162.550 MHz
Jacksonville WJCT-PBS 7
Jacksonville WTLV-NBC 12
Jacksonville WJXX-ABC 25
Jacksonville WAWS-FOX 30
Jacksonville WTEV-CBS 47
Jacksonville WUFT-PBS 5
Gainesville WCJB-ABC 20
Flood Safety Measures: Before a Flood
• Purchase flood insurance.
• Prepare a family emergency plan and survival kit for your family and pets.
• Protect property to prevent damage(don’t forget to reinforce garage doors, reinforce roof connections, purchase storm shutters).
• Clear yard and gutters of debris.
• Remove dead branches from trees.
• Register for special needs or pet shelter space, if needed.
• Sign up for emergency alerts to be sent to your phone: ALERT Clay County
Flood Safety Measures: When a Flood Threatens
• Place sandbags to protect property.
• Elevate furniture above flood protection levels.
• Seal off sewer lines to prevent backflow.
• Install shutters.
• Protect important documents in waterproof containers.
• If your disaster plan includes evacuation, prepare to leave with your pets.
• Secure your home.
Flood Safety Measures: During a Flood
• Evacuate if told to do so, take your pets with you.
• Once you have reached your area of refuge, be it your home or a shelter, stay inside!
• Turn off all utilities at the main connection.
• Do not walk through flowing water.
• Do not drive through a flooded area.
• Stay away from power lines.
• Have electricity turned off by the power company.
• Look out for stranded animals.
• Be alert for unstable stream banks.
• Be alert for gas leaks.
Flood Safety Measures: After a Flood
• Return home only when authorities advise it is safe.
• Do not drive unless you must.
• Treat all non-operating traffic lights as 4-way stops.
• Do not strike matches to prevent fires from gas leaks.
• Stay away from downed power lines.
• Stay out of heavily damaged areas.
• Listen for drinking water safety news reports.
• Decontaminate and test private wells.
• Check food and water for contamination.
• Service damaged septic systems.
• Clean and disinfect everything that got wet.
• Wear boots and thick gloves when cleaning up to avoid contamination or injury.
• Beware of displaced wildlife.
More information on flood safety is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FloodSmart.gov, American Red Cross, Florida Division of Emergency Management, and Clay County Emergency Management Division.
Natural and Beneficial Functions of the Floodplain
Floodplains in their natural state provide several beneficial functions. They are highly productive areas providing habitat for diverse plant and animal communities such as Clay County’s freshwater swamps and marshes which often support wading birds and bald eagles. Local floodplains provide open space with aesthetic and educational value for public enjoyment. They can spread flood waters over a large area, thus reducing the velocity of the water and reducing structural damage and soil erosion. They act as a buffer between the flood waters and developed areas to reduce potential damage to buildings. They can improve water quality and help prevent algae blooms by filtering impurities and nutrients from stormwater runoff.
Floodplain Development Permit Requirements
Any development in the floodplain, including filling, grading, or paving as well as building construction, requires a building permit according to Clay County’s Flood Hazard Prevention Code. Residential structures along with machinery and equipment serving the building, including ductwork, must be elevated to 1 foot above the base flood elevation. Clay County maintains elevation certificates for all buildings constructed in the floodplain since 1997. Copies are available in the Planning and Zoning Division by calling (904) 529-4705. Report potential illegal floodplain development to Clay County Code Enforcement at (904) 284/269-6310.
Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Requirements
If the cost of improvements or cost to repair damage to an existing structure exceeds 50% of the market value, the building must be brought up to current floodplain management standards. For residential structures, these requirements typically mean raising the living area and all machinery and equipment including ductwork to 1 foot above the base flood elevation.
Drainage System Maintenance
Clay County can lose a portion of its drainage system carrying or storage capacity due to dumping, debris, soil erosion and sedimentation, and overgrowth of vegetation. When this happens, flooding occurs more frequently and reaches higher elevations, subjecting properties otherwise protected to unnecessary risk of damage. Keep grass clippings and other debris out of stormwater drainage systems to prevent loss of stormwater capacity. Per Clay County ordinance 2006-59, it is illegal to dump trash, debris, chemicals, or discharge any material other than rainwater into stormwater systems, streams and other surface waters.
Call the Clay County Public Works Department at (904) 269/284-6335 to report local drainage problems. Call Clay County Code Enforcement at (904) 269/284-6310 to report illegal dumping.
The following sources were used to prepare this webpage:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency
The Florida Department of Community Affairs, Division of Emergency Management
The American Red Cross
The Clay County Health Department
The Clay County Fire and Rescue Department, Division of Emergency Management
Residential Curbside Services
Unincorporated Area Service Standards
Areas outside the Towns of Orange Park and Penney Farms and the Cities of Keystone Heights and Green Cove Springs
A trip to a Clay County Environmental Convenience Center (ECC) each week can take up a lot of your valuable time. A trip to the curb, however, is a lot easier and much less time consuming. Curbside collection service allows you the convenience of putting out garbage, yard trash, recycling, and bulky items and having it picked up in front of your home.
The unincorporated area of Clay County is serviced by Advanced Disposal Services. They collect garbage, yard trash, and recyclables (they provide bins for recyclables) and also collect certain bulky items. These services are paid for through assessments on annual tax bills (beginning 10/1/07).
For information about days of service and other details please call:
Advanced Disposal Services
Toll free 1-866-779-2529
Internet at: www.advanceddisposal.com
Or you may contact Clay County Department of Environmental Services:
904-284-6374 Green Cove Springs area
904-269-6374 Middleburg/Orange park areas
352-473-3711 Ext. 6374 Keystone Heights/Melrose areas
- All wastes shall be set out no later than 6:00 am on the scheduled service day, but no earlier than 6:00 pm the day before.
- Solid waste cannot accumulate for more than 7 days without providing for removal and disposal. If you miss your pick-up, you may bring your waste to the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) or one of the County’s Environmental Convenience Centers (ECC).
- All residential waste must be placed at the curb or roadway within 10 feet of the edge of the traveled portion of the road.
- Residential garbage, grass, and leaves must be in standard garbage cans with tight fitting lids and handles or in sealed plastic bags. Each container must be free of sharp or jagged edges, with bottom intact and may not exceed 40 gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds. Call your hauler for removal of broken garbage cans.
- Garbage and yard trash must not be placed over water or gas meters, under low hanging trees, utility wires, or beside mailboxes.
- For the safety of collection crews, all broken glass must be wrapped in newspaper or in some other protective covering and placed in the garbage.
- Please call Advanced Disposal Services at 1-866-779-2529 or (904)695-0500 for collection of Bulky items (i.e. large appliances, sleeper sofas) by appointment.
The following items are to be placed in recycling bins provided (one for paper products, one for plastic, glass & cans etc.):
- (#1- #7) all colors (household use items: deli trays, butter tubs, plastic food and beverage containers). CD’s & CD cases. No antifreeze, oil, or pesticide containers, please! No antifreeze, oil, or pesticide containers, please!
- Glass (brown, clear, and green) bottles and jars
- Metal and aluminum cans
- Corrugated cardboard and paperboard (flattened and no larger than 2’ x 3’), newspaper, magazines and catalogs.
- Milk/creamer cartons, soup & broth cartons, and juice boxes
- Brown paper bags should be placed inside the recycling bin or may be filled with additional recyclables.
- When recycling bins reach capacity, place additional recyclables beside the bin in brown paper bags. Use bins only for recycling. Contact your hauler if you need an additional bin.
- Yard waste is collected separately from garbage. Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, shrub trimmings, palm fronds, and tree limbs. They may be no more than 4’ in length and stacked in neat piles. Collection of containerized yard waste is unlimited. Yard waste that is not placed in a container is limited to 5 cubic yards per week (approximately a pickup truck load) with no single item weighing more than 50 pounds.
- Construction and demolition debris (C&D), including carpet, is collected along with garbage and is limited to 1 cubic yard per week (approximately 6 bags). No one piece may be longer than 4’ nor weigh more than 50 pounds. C & D should be containerized when practical.
- Waste tires are not collected curbside. Up to 4 tires (no more than 16.5″ rim size) can be taken to any of the County’s ECCs each day. If you have more, or larger tires, they must be taken to the Rosemary Hill SWMF.
- Automotive parts are not accepted at any location. Please call your nearest scrap dealer/junk yard for proper disposal.
- Residential household hazardous waste, household chemicals, pesticides, paint, empty 55-gallon and larger drums (emptied and open for inspection), and propane gas tanks are accepted at the Rosemary Hill Household Hazardous Waste Center only. The Center is open Monday thru Saturday, 7:30 am until 5:30 pm. Call (904) 284/269-6374, (904) 533-2111 Ext. 6374, or (352) 473-3711, ext. 6374. Please refer to Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility for directions and hours of operation.
- Medical sharps, like needles and syringes used in home health care, may be contaminated with disease-causing germs and viruses. These wastes must be handled in specially labeled containers. Clay County’s Sharps Disposal Program can help you dispose of these wastes. Call (904) 284/269-6341 Ext. 158.
Following are service standards for residential garbage, trash, and recyclables service:
Advanced Disposal, Inc. provides all your curbside services. If you have any questions concerning pick-up, please call them at 1(866) 779-2529.
- Don’t overload! No single garbage can or bag can weigh more than 40 pounds. Cans must have handles and lids. They must also be free of jagged edges.
- Place waste at the curbside, about 3’ – 5’ from the street.
- Yard trash, such as grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and small limbs, should be containerized. Garbage cans, boxes, or bags may be used. A can, box, or bag cannot weigh more than 40 pounds. Items must not exceed 12″ out of the container. Branches should be no more than 6″ in diameter. Tie branches in bundles that do not exceed 5’ in length or weigh more than 40 pounds.
- Do not stack over water or gas meters.
- Appliances, furniture, etc. are considered Special Waste. Please call Advanced Disposal to make an appointment to have these items picked up.
- Pursuant to Florida Statute 823.07(2), it is unlawful to discard or to permit to be abandoned or discarded on premises under his or her control any icebox, refrigerator, deep-freeze locker, clothes washer, clothes dryer, or similar airtight unit having an interior storage capacity of 1 1/2 cubic feet or more from with the door has not been removed.
- Recycling – refer to Recycling Services – Unincorporated Area. Your recyclables are delivered to the Rosemary Hill SWMF for processing.
- Household hazardous waste – The City will not pick-up certain special/hazardous waste. Items such as automotive parts, tires, chemicals, pesticides, or paint. These items require special handling and must be taken to the Rosemary Hill SWMF for proper disposal. Refer to Household Hazardous Waste Disposal for more information.
Green Cove Springs
The City of Green Cove Springs provides its own residential collection service and a private contractor picks up commercially generated solid waste. If you have questions concerning billing, call (904) 297-7500 option 1 (City Hall). If you have questions concerning service, call (904) 297-7500 option 3 (Public Works).
Please visit the City’s website at: www.greencovesprings.com
The City participates in the County’s solid waste disposal assessment. This allows City residents to dispose of up to 500 pounds of waste to the Rosemary Hill SWMF per calendar week at no charge. See Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) for more details.
Current service days are:
Garbage and Recyclables: Monday
Yard Trash: First and Third Thursdays
Special Waste/Bulky Items: Last Saturday of each month
Call Advanced Disposal at 1(866) 779-2529 to make arrangements
The Town of Orange Park
The Town of Orange Park provides its own waste collection services. If you have any questions concerning your service, call (904) 264-7411 (Public Works), Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm (Currently, the Town of Orange Park doesn’t have a web site).
The following are service standards for residential and commercial garbage, yard trash, and recycling collection services:
- Garbage – Material usually generated in the kitchen and bathroom.
- Trash – Any material that is part of a yard plant or shrub. Includes tree limbs, leaves, grass clippings.
- CED – Any material that is concrete rubble, bricks, lumber, or waste building materials, etc. Any material that is not water-soluble.
- Recyclables – Newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard (flattened), glass food or beverage containers (brown, clear, green), aluminum, steel, or tin food or beverage containers (labels ok), plastic soda (1 – PETE), milk and water jugs (2 – HDPE) (labels ok).
- Scrap metal (less than 40 pounds), automotive oil and batteries – may be delivered to the Recycling Center at 700 Ash Street (off Plainfield Avenue, just south of Wells Road).
- Residential garbage must be placed for collection in standard 20-30 gallon cans and may weigh no more than 40 pounds each.
- No more than 3 cans per pick-up.
- All residential waste must be placed within 3-5 feet of the curb no later than 7:00 am on your scheduled pick-up day.
- The Town discourages the use of red or yellow plastic trash bags for household waste.
- Garbage cans must have handles, tight-fitting lids, be free of sharp or jagged edges, and have bottoms intact. When garbage cans develop holes in bottoms or jagged edges, please replace them.
- Garbage, trash, and recyclables must be kept separate. A “mix” of any of these placed for collection will be left and the owner notified to separate it.
- One red recycling bin is available per household. Additional recyclables may be placed in trash bags and set beside the red bin for curbside pick-up. Yard trash capable of being containerized shall be placed in a standard garbage can, bags, or disposable container. Containerized trash should be placed separately from tree limbs for collection.
- Trash shall not be stacked over water or gas meters or
under low hanging trees or utility wires.
- Place tree limbs and containerized trash separately and in an orderly manner for collection. Stack tree limbs parallel to each other. Limbs shall not exceed 8 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length. Collection of yard trash is limited to 5 cubic yards per week (approximately 1 pick-up load or 20 bags). An additional charge will be assessed for any amount over 5 cubic yards.
- Bulky items, including sofas, chairs, dishwashers, washing machines, hot water heaters, etc. require special handling. Call Public Works for a special pick-up. A fee of $15 per item will be charged. Pursuant to Florida Statute 823.07(2), it is unlawful for any person knowingly to abandon or discard or to permit to be abandoned or discarded on premises under his or her control any icebox, refrigerator, deep-freeze locker, clothes washer, clothes dryer, or similar airtight unit having an interior storage capacity of 1 1/2 cubic feet or more from which the door has not been removed.
- Dumpsters for construction rubbish are available for short-term use only. Call Public Works for availability and cost. Fully loaded construction dumpsters shall not exceed 8,000 pounds.
- Call Public Works for pick-up of construction, building or waste material. A special pick-up charge will be assessed. The amount will be determined at time of pick-up.
- Dumpsters for commercial use shall be enclosed and visually screened in an effective manner (OP 2.05.17.00).
- The Town will not pick-up certain special/hazardous waste. Items such as automotive parts, tires, chemicals, pesticides, or paint. These items require special handling and must be taken to the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility for proper disposal. Refer to Household Hazardous Waste Disposal for more information.
For information concerning collection days and items collected at the curbside, please call the Penney Farms Streets Department at (904) 529-9078 (Currently the Town of Penney Farms doesn’t have a web site).
Material not picked up by the Town may be brought to the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF). A charge will be assessed for waste disposed at the site. See Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) and Hazardous Waste Disposal for more information.
Directions to Rosemary Hill SWMF: State Road 16 east (approximately ½ mile past Fair Grounds) to County Road 315, turn left, go to the first road on the left (Rosemary Hill Road), go about ½ mile to site on the right.
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Clay County Utility Authority (Water)
Address:3176 Old Jennings Rd
Middleburg, FL 32068
Hours:Monday through Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc., Keystone Heights
Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc., Orange Park
Florida Teco Peoples Gas
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