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Environmental Convenience Centers

Environmal Convenience Centers (ECC)


Originally designed as garbage collection points for rural areas, Clay County’s ECCs have become more and more congested, especially on Saturdays, due to a tremendous influx of new residents. The ECC’s continue to operate even though the county implemented universal curbside waste and recyclables collection on January 1, 2007. The county encourages the use of the ECC’s only as a back up to the curbside collection services. Disposal of commercial waste at the ECC’s is prohibited. County Ordinance 90-24 requires that solid waste generated on improved property must be removed within seven days. The following sites are for use by individual homes within the unincorporated area of the County, the City of Green Cove Springs and the Town of Orange Park:

  • Clay Hill ECC
    5869 County Road 218 (Adjacent to Louie Carter Road)
    Thursday thru Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    No Yard Trash Accepted
  • Doctors Inlet ECC
    288 Sleepy Hollow Road
    (Off County Road 220 adjacent to railroad tracks, go to end)
    Thursday thru Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Yard Trash Accepted
  • Keystone Heights ECC
    5505 County Road 214
    (3 miles east of State Road 100, 3 miles west of CR 315 -- Big Tree Lakes area)
    Thursday thru Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Yard Trash Accepted
  • Long Bay ECC
    1589 Long Bay Road 
    (Approximately 1 mile north of Blanding Boulevard [at yellow flashing light], Middleburg)
    Thursday thru Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    No Yard Trash Accepted

These sites are not for use by residents of the Town of Penney Farms. All waste must be taken to the Rosemary Hill SWMF and paid according to the type of material disposed of (see Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF)) for more information.

Any quantity greater than shown below, or prohibited material, must be delivered to the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility.

Daily disposal limits at the ECCs are:

  • No more than ten 32-gallon containers of waste or equivalent volume (including yard trash).

  • No more than 5 gallons of used cooking oils, motor oils, in sealed containers.

  • No more than 1 large piece of furniture, placed in the designated area.

  • No empty container larger than 5 gallons.

  • No more than 1 appliance (refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove, water heater, freezer).  Pursuant to Florida Statute 823.0792, it is unlawful for any person knowingly to abandon or discard or to permit to be abandoned or discarded on premises under his or her control any icebox, refrigerator, deep-freeze locker, clothes washer, clothes dryer, or similar airtight unit having an interior storage capacity of 1 1/2 cubic feet or more from which the door has not been removed.
  • No burned material.
  • No dirt, rock, concrete, asphalt, or roofing.

  • Construction or demolition debris, including carpet, is limited to 1 cubic yard (placed in the designated area). No one piece may be longer than 4’ nor weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • No automobile, motorcycle or similar equipment parts (bodies, motors, transmissions, etc.).
  • Bulky items must be broken down or flattened and placed in the designated area.
  • No more than 4 car or truck tires (no larger than 22" rim size). Semi truck tires must be taken to the Rosemary Hill SWMF.
  • Yard waste acceptance is limited to the Doctors Inlet & Keystone Heights location only. Yard waste includes grass clippings, bagged leaves, shrub trimmings, palm fronds, and tree limbs. Limbs can be no longer than 4’ long and 6" in diameter. Land clearing debris and loose material must be delivered to the Rosemary Hill SWMF.

  • Red bags medical sharps, like needles and syringes used in home health care, may be contaminated with disease-causing germs and viruses. These must be handled in specially labeled containers. Clay County’s Sharps Disposal Program can help you dispose of these wastes. Please call (904) 529-2800 for more information.
  • Residential household waste, household chemicals, pesticides, paint, empty 55-gallon drums, and propane gas tanks are accepted at the Rosemary Hill Household Hazardous Waste Center.  Please refer to Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management Facility for directions and hours of operation.