• St. Augustine cutting costs, number of trash collection days


    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The city of St. Augustine is poised to start its second phase in the testing of a new pilot program on trash collection.

    This week, neighbors in Davis Shores will receive 96-gallon trash carts to be used on trash day.

    The current 65-gallon carts will then be used for recycling. In addition, the city is cutting trash pick-up from two days to just one.

    The city says the change is not just about convenience, it's also about saving thousands of dollars in manpower and equipment.

    “I appreciate the fact that the city is being proactive in saving some money and making everyone's life easier,” said neighbor Matt Armstrong.

    The city said the new trash carts will be delivered to the pilot area Tuesday. The new collection schedule will begin the week of Sept. 9.

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