The City of St. Augustine is offering the opportunity to get rid of the old in the new year by recycling certain items during its annual Sustainable St. Augustine Recycling Event from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
There are two drop-off recycling sites: Francis Field, located at 25 W. Castillo Drive, and 840 West 16th Street on Anastasia Island, behind the St. Johns Parks & Recreation Administration Office.
Some of the items the City will accept are used cooking oil, holiday lights and batteries (including car batteries) and a slew of electronic devices — laptops, tablets, digital cameras, printers, and more. For a full list of acceptable items to recycle, visit the City of St. Augustine’s website at
Free year-round recycling is also accepted at several sites throughout St. Johns County at 501 Riberia St. by the Waste Water Plant and the Solid Waste Department; Red Cox Road behind RB Hunt Elementary School; North City by the Las Palmas condos on San Marco Blvd.; and the parking lots downtown by trash compactors on Toques Place, Tolomato and Spanish Street.
For more information on recycling in St. Johns County, contact the City of St. Augustine at (904) 825-1049, ext. 2.