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Jacksonville To Suspend Curbside Recycling Pickup Oct. 4; Drop-Off Sites Announced

overflowing recycle bin
Jessica Palombo

Due to what it says are unprecedented national labor shortages, the city of Jacksonville will suspend curbside recycling collection services starting Monday, Oct. 4. This temporary suspension will allow crews to dedicate limited resources and personnel to the collection of garbage and yard waste.Mayor Lenny Curry said, “This has been a difficult decision. We understand that this is frustrating and are working on multiple fronts to improve waste collection services. We look forward to the day we can resume curbside recycling collection, and we thank citizens for their patience during this challenging time.”
All curbside recycling collection will be temporarily suspended beginning Oct. 4. In the interim, Duval County residents may bring their recyclables to one of 14 locations throughout Jacksonville from Monday through Saturday from sunrise to sunset.
Recycling drop-off sites:

  • Blue Cypress Regional Park - 4112 University Blvd. N. – 32277
  • William F. Sheffield Regional Park - 3659 New Berlin Rd. – 32226
  • Girvin Road Landfill - 515 Girvin Rd. – 32225
  • Southside Estates Elementary Park - 9775 Ivey Rd. – 32246
  • Earl Johnson Memorial Park - 5308 St. Augustine Rd. – 32207
  • Palmetto Leaves Regional Park - 5760 Greenland Rd. – 32257
  • A. Philip Randolph Heritage Park - 1096 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. – 32206
  • Dinsmore Playground Park - 10632 Old Kings Rd. – 32219
  • Hammond Park - 2142 Melson Ave. – 32254
  • Mary Lena Gibbs Community Center - 6974 Wilson Blvd. – 32210
  • Fort Family Regional Park - 8000 Baymeadows Rd. E. – 32256
  • Normandy Park - 1728 Lindsey Rd. – 32221
  • Castaway Island Preserve - 2885 San Pablo Rd. S. – 32225
  • Riverside Park - 753 Park St. – 32204

View the recyling drop-off sites map here.

Please do not bring recyclables in loose plastic bags, the city says. Single-stream recycling facilities use a variety of mechanical means to sift through the tons of materials that enter the sorting line. Plastic bags and wraps can get tangled up in the equipment, causing shutdowns and endangering the workers who must remove them.

On Tuesday, Mayor Curry will introduce legislation for a yard waste transfer station, which he said would assist in reducing run times for crews throughout parts of the city. The legislation would introduce a fee reduction for residents that prefer to drop off yard waste at the existing Trail Ridge facility. Costs would be $1 for up to 500 pounds of yard waste. Yard waste would be accepted Monday through Saturday. In the mean time, he said many employees in the Solid Waste Division are working seven days a week to fill gaps. 

Here are some FAQs, or call (904) 630-2489 (CITY) with questions.