St. Johns County announces Ian debris collection program

FILE - Storm debris is placed on the curb of a street in St. Johns County. (Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

St. Johns County has initiated the Hurricane Ian Debris Collection Program in response to the storm’s impacts.

Residents are encouraged to move all storm debris to the curb as crews will collect debris from the public right-of-way.

The county requests that residents follow the guidelines below to expedite debris removal:

  • Place all storm debris in the right-of-way at the curb.
  • Debris must be three feet from utility boxes, mailboxes, hydrants and other obstacles.
  • Separate vegetation from all other storm-related debris.
  • Debris must be clear of any low-hanging wires or branches.
  • No chemicals, bio-waste or hazardous waste will be collected curbside.

In addition, residential garbage and recycling collection has resumed its normal schedule. Waste Management and Republic Services are collecting all containerized debris. Due to the increased volume of yard debris caused by Ian, residential service may be impacted.

St. Johns County residents with questions related to residential or storm debris collection are asked to contact the Solid Waste Division by calling 904-827-6980 or emailing

For updates on Ian recovery efforts in St. Johns County, visit