New residential trash collector begins Aug. 1


Beginning Aug. 1, St. Johns County’s new residential curbside collection provider, FCC Environmental Services Florida LLC, will begin servicing the county. All current service levels will remain in place, including weekly curbside collection of household garbage, yard waste, recycling and bulk waste, as well as scheduled services like appliance pick-up requested by customers.

Residents can look for a postcard in the mail the week of July 8, which will provide information on their service days. For 87% of residents, service days will remain the same, but the time of service may change. Residents can also confirm their collection days on the Recycle Coach website and app, available at

On Dec. 19, 2023, during the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, FCC Environmental Services Florida LLC was identified as the top-ranked firm. The board approved a residential solid waste collection contract, including household garbage, recycling and yard waste collection services.

“We are excited about this new partnership with FCC Environmental Services Florida LLC and are confident that they will sustain the current levels of quality service we currently offer our community and that are enjoyed by our customers,” St. Johns County Public Works Director Greg Caldwell said. “We conducted more than 5,000 resident surveys, performed route surveys and received input from industry leaders to develop the bid process to select a new vendor. The selection of FCC Environmental Services Florida LLC was based on an assessment of their staff, qualifications, experience, approach to service and proposed pricing.”

For the estimated 114,000 residential homes occupied by Aug. 1, FCC Environmental Services Florida LLC services will cost $28,265,040 annually. The contract is for seven years with the option for two five-year renewals. There will be no increase in customer fees for the first year of service.

FCC Environmental Services Florida LLC currently provides services to Polk County, Hillsborough County, Palm Beach County, Orange County, Volusia County and other cities in the region, such as the City of Palm Coast.

For more information, go to or contact the county’s Solid Waste Division at 904-827-6980.