To catch up on trash and yard waste collection, the City of Jacksonville is suspending recycling collection.
Homeowners have two choices to get rid of their recyclables. They can bring them to one of 14 locations throughout Jacksonville for no cost. The location closest to Brookwood is Palmetto Leaves Regional Park at 5760 Greenland Road.
Alternatively, the recycling bin can be used as a garbage can. If your recyclables are curbside on trash day, they will be picked up as household waste.
More details can be found on this city website which includes links to the recyclables drop off sites and a list of frequently asked questions.
Homeowners received a notice from Waste Pro earlier this week stating that our garbage collection day is changing from Friday to Monday. To clarify the days for other pickup, we contacted Eric at the Waste Pro phone number listed on the notice.
- Recycle day will remain every other week on Friday
- Bulk waste will continue to get picked up on the same Friday as recycle day
- Yard waste collection will remain on Wednesday
The last day for Friday service will be tomorrow, August 3. Trash only will begin getting picked up on the following Monday, August 6. For other questions about the service, please call Waste Pro at 904-731-7288.
Don’t forget the HOA Annual Meeting at 7pm Monday at Crosswater Hall. If you haven’t returned your ballot or proxy for the election of board members to the management company office, you must bring your ballot to the meeting for it to be counted.
Regardless of the number of candidates running, it is important that you vote. The HOA needs a quorum of 30% of the members (33 lots) for the meeting and vote to be official for an election of board members.
Minutes from the October 3rd HOA Meeting are now posted in the “Meeting Minutes” section of the website.
The new garbage and recycling calendar is also posted in the “Community” pages.
The webmaster humbly apologizes for a previous post stating that the postponed trash day due to Hurricane Matthew included recycling. Please bring your recycle bins in until Thursday.
A new calendar image for the rest of 2016 and 2017 was requested and will be posted on the Garbage & Recycling page of this website as soon as it is received.
According to an official at the City of Jacksonville, the Friday trash pickup that was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew, will occur tomorrow (Sunday, October 9th). Both regular pickup and recycling will occur tomorrow.
Brookwood apparently isn’t the only community that has problems with items being picked up by Waste Pro. Will Williams, Jacksonville’s Chief of Solid Waste, suggested using his direct email if service isn’t performed when promised — firstname.lastname@example.org.
Williams was one of several speakers at a community forum hosted by Brookwood’s District 11 City Council representative, Danny Becton, at the Southeast Regional Library yesterday. He especially noted the problems that exist for Friday pickups that get missed. He promised to contact Steve Crawford, division manager for Waste Pro, whether or not the email gets sent on a weekend.
Crawford also spoke at the forum and made no excuses for missed pickups. He said that many logistical problems were recently resolved. “All of our trucks have GPS as of this week,” Crawford said. Better mapping came from Waste Pro’s corporate office and more veteran drivers are now assigned to some of the newer areas, he added.
For more information, visit the city’s Solid Waste Division’s website.
Residents of Brookwood no longer need to call the City of Jacksonville for bulky waste pick-ups. From now on, bulky waste will be picked up on recycle day, which is every other week on Friday. Simply place bulky waste items next to your recycle cart for pick-up.
Bulky waste includes furniture, mattresses, rolled carpet and other household items too large to fit inside your garbage cart. No single bulk item should weigh more than 40 pounds. Appliances or tires still require a special request for pick-up by calling 630-CITY (2489).
For more information, click here to be taken to the city’s “Household Bulk Collection” web page.