Dispose of used oil, electronics at community recycle event in St. Augustine

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The city of St. Augustine, along with St. Johns County Utilities, will host a special community recycling event early next year.

The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at two drop points:

The event, which is free to city of St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents, will accept cooking oils and outdated and broken “E-waste” (electronic devices) such as computers, printers, laptops, and cellphones, along with the following:

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

Household hazardous waste are not accepted at this event. This includes TVs, paint, light bulbs, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides, motor oil, etc.

LIST: Acceptable Electronics & Battery Recycling Items

As the community continues to celebrate the holiday season with special meals and extra cooking of meats, sauces, butter, and dairy, remember that improperly disposing of fats, oils and grease (FOG) down the drain can clog pipes and cause sewage backups in your home or in the public sewer system.

How will you properly dispose of FOG?

While waiting for the January 2023 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.

Throughout the year, the city of St. Augustine accepts all recyclable materials daily during regular business hours, at the Solid Waste Facility and at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 601/501 Riberia St. (respectively). St. Johns County Anastasia Island Wastewater Treatment Facility accepts only used cooking oil year-round at 860 West 16th St.