News Briefs for the week of July 1-7, 2021


Info on St. Johns County yard waste collection delays

Residents in northern St. Johns County may be experiencing a delay in yard waste collection. Republic Services is facing workforce shortages both locally and regionally and has encountered difficulties completing yard waste routes on scheduled service days. The St. Johns Solid Waste Division is working with Republic Services to ensure yard debris collections are being conducted as quickly as possible until scheduled services can resume. At this time, there should be no impacts to household garbage or recycling collection services. For more information, call the St. Johns County Solid Waste Division at (904) 827-6980.

The ‘Beach Brief’ provides timely updates on county’s beach projects

St. Johns County is providing residents, visitors and businesses with timely and accurate information regarding current and upcoming St. Johns County beach projects. The monthly “Beach Brief” provides subscribers with an overview of beach renourishment, dune enhancement and other major coastal projects. To sign up for “The Beach Brief” e-newsletter, go to

St. Johns County Public Library System returns to regular services hours July 1

The St. Johns County Public Library System will be returning to regular service hours at all facilities beginning Thursday, July 1. In addition, the Bookmobile will resume regular service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the library's online reference service, Ask a Librarian, will extend service hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information on library hours, the Bookmobile’s schedule or the Ask a Librarian service, go to or call your local branch library.