County by county: How Nicole is impacting waste collection in Northeast Florida

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Here’s what we know about how Nicole is impacting waste and recycling collection in Northeast Florida.

Duval County

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced the suspension of all garbage, recycling, bulk pickup and yard debris collections for Thursday, Nov. 10. He said that Friday, Nov. 11, will be collected as scheduled and that a makeup day for Thursday, Nov. 10, will be Saturday, Nov. 12.

St. Johns County

Due to the potential impacts of Nicole, St. Johns County suspended household garbage, recycling and yard debris collection schedules on Thursday, Nov. 10, with normal service resuming Friday, Nov. 11. Residents originally scheduled for Thursday collection will have service on Saturday, Nov. 12. St. Johns County encourages residents to secure all garbage and recycling containers for the duration of the storm. The Tillman Ridge and Stratton Road Transfer Stations will also be closed on Nov. 10.

St. Johns County said Friday, Nov. 11, that it is conducting damage and storm debris assessments in response to impacts from Nicole. As the county continues to plan the disposal response, residents are encouraged to move all storm debris to the curb as resources are available to respond and assist with the recovery efforts. Residents are asked to separate trash from vegetation. For questions or to report storm debris, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 904-827-6980 or email

The city of St. Augustine said that due to deteriorating weather conditions, solid waste yard debris collections was suspended Thursday, Nov. 10. Residents were urged to secure debris and bins to the best of their ability.

As a reminder, residential recycling will not be collected this week but will resume on Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 18.

City of St Augustine residents can visit for additional city-specific updates. For additional information, call the utilities director at 904-315-8499.

Clay County

Trash pickup in Clay County was delayed Thursday, Nov. 10, and will resume Friday, Nov. 11.

Rosemary Hill will be open Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, weather permitting.

Nassau County

Waste management in Nassau County suspended waste pickup Thursday, Nov. 10, and rescheduled for customers Friday, Nov. 11. Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Alachua County

The city of Gainesville said residential Trash pickup for Thursday, Nov. 10, was suspended and rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 11.

Camden County

Residents of the city of St. Marys in Camden County were asked to secure trashcans and all debris that may pose a safety concern with high winds and possible tropical storm-strength gusts. Waste management suspended trash service for Thursday, November 10, and will make up trash pickups Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. If you are scheduled Thursday for trash service, then expect Friday pickup, and if you are scheduled Friday, expect Saturday service.

Do not put the trash into the new Cumberland Services roll carts as they will not be picked up by Waste Management and are not to be serviced until December 1, 2022.

Baker County

Thursday’s customer’s pickup was rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, and Friday’s customers were rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12.

You can visit for updated information and resumption of service details.

Flagler County

Waste Pro will resume its regular pickup schedule Friday, Nov. 11, for unincorporated Flagler County, including normal recycling and yard waste collection. Due to minimal storm debris, the county does not intend to provide additional vegetation debris removal generated from Hurricane Nicole.

Loose leaves and small twigs must be contained to enable collection efforts.

Regular guidelines are as follows:

  • Garbage is picked up twice a week, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on scheduled collection days. Items for collection must be placed curbside in a neat and orderly manner. All garbage and small or loose items must be placed in garbage cans or tied in plastic garbage bags.
  • Bulk pickup (furniture/large items) is normally scheduled on the second scheduled pickup day of the week. Construction and demolition material is not considered bulk and will not be picked up by Waste Pro. All residents will need to dispose of this type of material at their own expense.
  • White goods such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, etc., place at curbside and allow three to five days for pickup. Please call Waste Pro at 386-586-0800 to make arrangements.
  • Loose yard waste – Must be stacked/placed adjacent to the pavement in piles that do not exceed of 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall by 6 feet long, or similar dimension not exceeding 2 cubic yards. Additionally, individual tree limbs are not to exceed 6 inches in diameter.
  • Containerized yard waste – Each container with yard waste shall not exceed 50 pounds or be larger than 5 feet on any side. Additionally, limbs are not to exceed 6 inches in diameter.