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St. Augustine warns of unauthorized debris haulers

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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The city of St. Augustine on Wednesday announced it's aware of unauthorized debris haulers operating within the city and is seeking the community’s assistance by asking residents not to hire those vendors.

According to the City Code, it is illegal for a business that collects, hauls or transports construction and demolition debris to do so without a valid franchise.

Specifically, Section 30-14(a) of the City Code states that it “shall be unlawful for any person or other legal entity not holding a valid and appropriate franchise issued by the city and which allows such person or entity to engage in the business of, or to receive compensation or consideration for, the performance of the following: Collecting, hauling or transporting construction and demolition debris by containerized motor vehicles, roll-offs, compactor containers or dumpsters from any property within the city.”

Haulers wishing to secure a valid franchise by making an application for and entering into the required franchise agreement with the city of St. Augustine should contact the Solid Waste Division at 904-825-1049, extension 3, or by email to solidwaste@citystaug.com -- attention either Steve Wright, Solid Waste Foreman, or Rick Stevens, Solid Waste Manager.

According to city officials, the following are current haulers with a valid franchise:

  • Advanced Disposal Services
  • Construction Debris Removal
  • Environmental Land Services
  • Hicks Land Clearing & Incineration
  • Seaboard Waste Systems
  • Southern Comfort Mowing Inc.
  • Strickland Construction Service
  • Waste Pro of Florida 

Anyone with questions about the status of any hauler may call the city’s Solid Waste Division during business hours at 904-825-1049 or email solidwaste@citystaug.com.