Household rubbish collection is handled by a private company that contracts with the city to provide services on a weekly basis. All household rubbish is picked up once per week on Monday.
Household rubbish should be set out for curbside collection no later than 6 a.m. Monday morning. It can also be set out after 6 p.m. Sunday evening.
Food waste must be drained and placed in a plastic bag. Sharp items, broken glass, syringes, etc., should be placed in a separate container before placing in a bag or can.
Monday Collections are not made on the holidays listed below if they fall or are observed on a Monday.
Refrigerators, air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. require special treatment mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A certified contractor must remove the refrigerant and the appliance must be tagged to indicate this removal before these items can be placed on the curb for removal. Remember to remove refrigerator and freezer doors.
Latex paint can be included with regular household waste for curbside pick up. Leftover paint should be allowed to dry out in the can, or be thoroughly mixed with cat litter or sand before being placed in the trash in opened cans. Full containers of latex paint can be donated to charities that accept these products.
Household rubbish for curbside pickup should be placed within five feet of the curb in 20- to 35-gallon rubbish containers, or in plastic bags, not exceeding 50 pounds each in weight. Please refrain from putting broken glass, syringes or sharp objects loosely into plastic bags.
Hedge cuttings, limbs and branches should be securely tied, and not exceed four feet in length and 45 pounds in weight.
Building materials resulting from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations and large automotive parts generated by a residential unit are excluded from curbside pickup. Waste generated by commercial contractors is also excluded.
These items will be collected if placed properly for pickup: