City’s annual waste/recycle and food drive event takes place April 17

City of Fernandina Beach
Submitted by Mary Hamburg
April 11, 2021

The City of Fernandina Beach is excited to host its annual household hazardous waste/recycle event and food drive on Saturday, April 17, from 8:00am until 12:00pm, at the Public Works complex (1017 S. 5th Street). This event is intended for residents only, not for commercial use.

Acceptable items include aluminum cans; appliances; batteries; cardboard; electronics; filters; fluorescent bulbs; glass/plastic bottles; hazardous chemicals; paint; propane tanks; scrap metal; tires (4 per household); waste oil. Paper shredding will also be available.

Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Barnabas food pantry.

In 2019, over 950 vehicles visited the City’s Public Works complex for this event. Thirty cubic yards of paper were shredded, 3 tons of tires recycled, and 310 gallons of waste oil was recycled. In addition, nearly 2,200 pounds of food was donated to the Barnabas Center food kitchen. We hope to donate even more this year!

New this year, the City’s Planning and Conservation Department is partnering with Keep Nassau Beautiful for a tree giveaway. Residents (within City limits) are invited to receive up to two 1-gallon or 3-gallon trees. Visit keepnassaubeautiful.org/programs/planting-nassaus-future for links to Tree Fact Sheets, a YouTube video on proper tree planting and maintenance, and the Free Tree Reservation Form.

MUST PRE-REGISTER! If you are unsure if you live within the City limits, please call (904) 310-3480.

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