Clay County suspending curbside recycling Monday for unincorporated areas and Keystone Heights

Clay County FL — On Monday, Clay County says it will be temporally suspending curbside recycling collection for unincorporated areas of the county and Keystone Heights as the county deals with collection issues. The county defines an unincorporated area as one that is outside of the four municipalities of Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Keystone Heights and Penny Farms. The county says the suspension will allow for the limited resources available to go towards collecting yard waste and trash in those areas. We’re told this decision will not impact Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, or Penny Farms since those areas are under different collection services. To help fill the void, five temporary recycling drop-off sites will be opening Monday as well. We have those free new locations for you below.

  • Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, open 24/7
  • Oakleaf Community Park, 3979 Plantation Oaks Blvd, Orange Park, open 24/7
  • Ronnie Van Zant Park, 2760 Sandridge Rd, Green Cove Springs, open 24/7
  • Sunrise Park, 7933 Sunrise Blvd, Keystone Heights, open 24/7
  • Walter Odum Park, 450 Parkwood Drive, Orange Park, open 24/7

We first reported about this change earlier this month.

Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mike Cella says staying the course was not working.

“I am in favor of negotiating with Waste Management to rebate funds to our constituents for undelivered services and also be compensated above and beyond for the inconvenience of missed collections. I would also like to see Waste Management reimburse the County for lost revenue during the suspension of recycling.” Cella says.

The county says after commissioners conduct a financial impact review of costs, they will consider options for refunds or tax credits for residents.

Steven Ponson

Steven Ponson

Steven Ponson is the morning reporter for Jacksonville’s Morning News. He has been with Cox Media Group since the summer of 2015, and been living in Florida for over 20 years.

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