St. Johns County switches trash service providers after two decades

St. Johns County, Florida, has awarded a $28.2 million contract to FCC Environmental Services for trash pickup, replacing the two companies that have provided the service for the past 20 years. The change, which was approved by a 4-1 vote, will result in a $170 increase in costs to residents over the next five years. The current contracts with Republic Services and Waste Management, which serve the northern and southern parts of the county respectively, will expire in July 2024. FCC’s bid was significantly lower than those from Meridian Waste, Waste Pro, and Waste Management. FCC will begin its seven-year contract next year, with the option to renew for two additional five-year terms. The company is expected to maintain the current level of service and will not use automated trucks.

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