Trash Collection

Our Day is Thursday at the curb by 6:00 AM (or the following day if the week has a Federal holiday). State and Federal laws limits the types of waste you may include in your garbage. Each household is limited to 5 properly prepared trash cans or clear bags of garbage per week. 

 Trash cans up to 32 gallons that weigh up to 45 pounds when full.Clear plastic bags that weigh up to 30 pounds when full.Up to 5 containers of garbage per week (example 2 trash cans and 3 bags)Place within 5 feet of curb, approved alley or other approved location.


 

These are NO!! 

 NO Mixture of garbage and yard waste

NO Rocks, dirt, and concrete.

NO Dead animals

NO Liquids

NO Loose pet waste or cat litter

NO Tires, engines or other large auto parts

NO Bulky items (couches, chairs, stoves, etc.)

NO Dark plastic bags that you can’t see through.

NO Motor oil and automotive batteries.

NO Cardboard boxes (empty or full).

NO Items outside a can or clear bag.

Yard Waste 

 

No limit to the amount of properly prepared yardwaste. Place yard waste within 5 feet of your curb and leave 2 feet of spacebetween yard waste and garbage containers. 

 

These are NO!

NO  Plastic bags used in yardwaste collection.

NO  Mixtures of yardwaste and garbage.

NO  Saw dust, lumber or treated lumber/wood.

NO  Litter, trash or garbage.

NO  Whole cans of dirt of sod.

NO  Street sweeping sand, litter or rocks.

NO  Cardboard boxes of yard waste.

NO  Pet waste or kitty litter

NO  Branches over 2 inches in diameter

NO  Branches over 4 feet long.

NO  Plastic twine, nylon twine or wire used to bundles brush or branches.

NO  Rope of any kind.

NO  Unbundled brush. 

These are YES!: Grass clippings and leavesGarden waste such as fallen apples, rotted or excess vegetables and fruit.Trash cans up to 32 gallons and weighing up to 45 pounds marked with a YW on both sides.Special yardwaste paper bags weighing up to 40 pounds.Unlimited number of properly prepared marked cans, paper bags, ro brush bundles.Bundles of branches and brush tied with string or twine.  Bundles may weigh up to 30 pounds.Branches may be up to 2 inches in diameter and 4 feed in length. 


RecyclingPlace recyclables in your green bin

NO!  Do not include: 

No soiled paper or these non-recyclable items:  pizza boxes, milk cartons,styrofoam, juice boxes, tissue paper, hardbound books, rubber bands,paper plates, plastic bags.

NO!  Don’t recycle these plastic items, no matter what: Frozen food trays, plastic cups, toys, cookie trays, motor oil bottles, lawn chemicalbottles, or hazardous chemical bottles. 

NO!  Glass bottles or jars. (Glass may be taken to drop-off sites or placed in garbage.) 

NO!  Lids of any kind.  Throw  lids in the garbage. 

Yes Clean paperPlace in a paper sack or small cardboard box – do not use plastic bags!Clean paper includes magazines, newspaper, detergent boxes, paperback books,catalogues, cereal boxes, greeting cards, school paper, phonebooks, junkmail,wrapping paper, paper egg cartons.Place sack or box either inside bin, on top of bin, or next to your bin with openingfacing away from wind. Yes Corrugated cardboardBreak down flat and place under bin. For lots of boxes, fold and stuff multipleboxes into one box. Place under the recycling bin. 

Yes  Aluminum cans & steel (tin) cansEmpty aerosol cans, empty and dry paint cans.  Please don’t flatten aluminum cans. Tip:  Place end of food cans inside can and crimp closed. Yes  Plastic bottlesBottles marked PETE, including:  Bottles that held pop, cooking oil, mouthwash,shampoo, or cleaners.Plastic bottles markded HDPE, including those that held milk,juice, cleaners, or other food items.  Make room in your bin by flattening plasticbottles.