In observance of Earth Day, the City of St. Augustine Public Works Department is coordinating a one-day community recycle and education event on Wednesday, April 25.
This free event for residents takes place as a drive-through service, on the north side of Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Dr., from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm.
Participants are encouraged to drop off outdated and broken electronic-waste such as computers, printers, laptops, and cell phones. This is also a time to properly dispose of used cooking oil such as vegetable oil, peanut oil, canola oil, etc.
Approved electronic devices for recycling include laptops, personal computers, hard drives, CD drives, power supplies, phone chargers, cell phones, household batteries, tablets, digital cameras, stereos, scanners, printers, copiers, VCR/DVD players, power cords, Christmas lights, etc.
To learn more, visit www.citystaug.com or contact Solid Waste at 904-825-1049.
St. Johns County Solid Waste will host an Earth Day Community Collection Event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21, at the Hastings Library, 6195 South Main St., for residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, and tires (limit 10 per household) free of charge.
Items such as paint, motor oil, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs, wax, car and appliance batteries, pesticides, obsolete electronics such as monitors, modems, desk phones, and stereos, and automobile and light truck tires will be accepted. Items that will not be accepted include microwave ovens, large appliances, yard debris, household garbage, construction debris, and commercial materials.
For more information, call St. Johns County Solid Waste at 904-827-6980 or visit www.recyclestjohns.com.