Notice to Jacksonville residents! No selective collection from Monday – Action News Jax
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Attention Jacksonville residents, all curbside recycling will be suspended starting Monday, October 4.
Mayor Curry announced the temporary suspension last week to help the city catch up on the collection of garden waste and debris.
Garden and household waste collection has been piling up for months now and Mayor Curry said it was due to a nationwide labor shortage.
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“The circumstances that brought us to this place, a place neither of us saw in our lifetime, were beyond our control. This is the result of the lasting impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on our economy, ”said Curry.
It’s unclear how long the temporary suspension will remain in place, but Curry has said they will resume normal operations “as soon as possible.”
To help with the suspension, the city is opening 14 free recycling drop-off points for residents. They will be open Monday to Saturday, from sunrise to sunset from October 4.
RECYCLING DEPT SITES:
Open on October 4, from sunrise to sunset from Monday to Saturday
- Blue Cypress Regional Park – 4112 boul. N. University – 32277
- William F. Sheffield Regional Park – 3659 New Berlin Road – 32226
- Girvin Road Landfill – 515, chemin Girvin – 32225
- Southside Estates Elementary Park – 9775, chemin Ivey – 32246
- Earl Johnson Memorial Park – 5308 St. Augustine Road – 32207
- Regional park of dwarf palm leaves – 5760 Groenland Road – 32257
- A. Philip Randolph Heritage Park – 1096 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. – 32206
- Dinsmore Playground – 10632 Old Kings Road – 32219
- Hammond Park – 2142 avenue Melson – 32254
- Mary Lena Gibbs Community Center – 6974, boulevard Wilson – 32210
- Fort Family Regional Park – 8000 Baymeadows Road. E. – 32256
- Normandy Park – 1728 Lindsey Road – 32221
- Shipwrecked Island Reserve – 2885 San Pablo S. Road – 32225
- Riverside Park – 753 Park Street – 32204
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will recycling collection resume?
As soon as household and garden waste collections are caught up.
Can I use my recycling bin as an additional bin?
Yes. Your recycling bin can be used as an additional waste bin. Note: If you drop off your recyclables at the curb, they will be collected as household waste.
Are recycling dumps free?
Yes. There is no charge to drop off your recyclable materials at designated locations.
Can I use plastic bags to drop off my recyclables at the 14 different sites?
No. If you bring your recyclables to drop-off sites in plastic bags, you will need to unpack them and put them in the bulk drop-off containers. Plastic bags must be brought with you and NOT placed in the recycling bin. Plastic bags are not recyclable and will get stuck in the centre’s recycling equipment.
Can I use paper bags to drop off my recyclables at the 14 different sites?
Yes. Paper bags can be used and placed directly in the bin.
Do I have to separate my recyclables at the 14 different sites?
No. There will be a bin for all authorized recyclable materials.
What can I recycle?
All items must be clean, empty and dry. The following items are accepted:
- Mail, office and school paper
- Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, telephone directories
- Pocket books
- Brown paper bags
- Cardboard boxes (cracker / cereal)
- Corrugated cardboard (flattened and 2′x3 ′ or smaller)
- Numbered 1-3, 5 and 7
- Water / soda bottles
- Detergent bottles
- Cleaning solution bottles
- Milk and cream containers
- Juice boxes
- Soup and broth pots
- Green, brown or clear bottles and jars (throw lids in the garbage)
- Steel food containers
- Aluminum cans
- Aluminum baking dishes
What can’t I recycle?
These items are not accepted:
- All Plastic # 4 (LDPE) – Includes items such as plastic wrap (Saran), sandwich bags, plastic waste, or grocery bags
- All Plastic # 6 (Styrofoam) – Includes items such as all types of plastic foam, packing peanuts, plastic cutlery, hangers and medicine bottles
- Aerosol cans
- Shredded paper
- Fireworks or flares
- Cables or wires
- Food or garden waste
Remember, just because an item may contain recyclable material doesn’t mean it can be recycled. Most recyclable items, including plastics, will be marked with a recycling symbol.
For more information, call (904) 630-2489 (CITY), or click here.
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