Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
May 10, 2021
Despite public service announcements, media coverage and even peer pressure, some City residents and businesses remain clueless about trash removal policies and requirements. Or they just choose to ignore the rules that all citizens are expected to follow to ensure that Fernandina Beach remains a healthy and attractive place for locals and visitors.
Both Maintenance Manager Jeremiah Glisson and City Manager Dale Martin have recently issued added reminders for residents and businesses located within the City. They appear below.
A reminder: if you live or own a business on the island but not in the City, trash removal will not be provided by the City.
City Manager Dale Martin reported the following yesterday:
Downtown trash collection has been a recurring problem for which an easy solution continues to be elusive. What is not helpful, however, is when a downtown business simply discards excessive trash onto the roadside and expects the City or Waste Management to attend to the mess (see attached photo). This behavior is disrespectful and unacceptable to everyone who supports downtown businesses. I hope that Main Street officials (who are exceptional downtown partners) and others will assist the City in advising downtown businesses and residents of how to properly dispose of trash.