Solid Waste & Recycling

Solid Waste & Recycling

Beth Letchworth, Director


Solid Waste Collection Sites in Jefferson County (All Sites have walk-thru gates for your convenience.) For Collection Site Schedules Click Here.

Click here to view an interactive map of the collection sites

We appreciate the volunteers who help keep Jefferson County roads clean through the Adopt-A-Road program. Participating groups and individuals include the following:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  • American Legion Post 49
  • Derrick Jennings
  • Jefferson County 4-H
  • Jefferson Correctional Institution
  • Rotary
  • Sioux Smythe

Recycling Center
In 1994-95, people in Florida generated a staggering 24 million tons of solid waste, over 9.5 pounds per day for every resident of the state. Jefferson County residents averaged 4 pounds each per day. The 1989 Florida Legislature requires all counties to reduce solid waste entering landfills. To meet the mandate and to reduce the cost of landfill operations, Jefferson County recycles. Aluminum, newspaper, cardboard, HDPE plastic, glass and steel (tin) cans are collected at "dumpster" sites throughout the county, and through curbside pick up in Monticello. In FY95, 88% of white goods (appliances), 92% of tires, 37% of newspaper, 27% of aluminum cans and 14% of glass collected was recycled, contributing to a 12% reduction through recycling.

You may deliver recyclable materials to the Recycling Center, US 19 and Waukeenah Street, south of Monticello from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Contact the Recycling Center for information about recycling used oil, car batteries, tires and other items. Recycle yard trash by composting. Let the "clips fall where they may;" don't bag grass clippings when you mow.

Veteran Car Donations - This is an organization that benefits veterans. They accept both working and non-working vehicles, to provide assistance to veterans and their families.

Our Adopt-A-Road project is in full swing. Please see the documents below for policies and procedures. Also contact the Waste Department for More details.

Code Enforcement

 Litter Removal Agreement

Frequently Asked Questions By Potential Adopters

Litter Removal Report