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.