Clay County leaders have encouraged residents to use curbside collection services to avoid long waits at the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility. Video from a viewer showed dozens of cars and trucks lined up over the weekend to throw their garbage away at the landfill, but officials said that curbside collection services for garbage and recyclables in Clay County will continue to operate as scheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents are asked to bag their garbage for curbside pickup and make sure recyclables are placed securely in the recycle bin and not bagged. Staff at the landfill said they noticed people coming more and more in the last two weeks to offload their garbage. They said people thought trash pickup was canceled because of COVID-19, but that’s not true.
“We are getting a really big rush at the Rosemary Hill facility,” Milton Towns, interim director at the Clay County Environmental Services Department, told News4Jax on Monday.