Dos & Don'ts

Trash Placement



Dos 

  • Have trash carts out by 7:00 am on your service day.
  • Space all containers at least 3 ft apart. A minimum of 3 ft is required between each item set out for collection (cart, recycling, yard waste)
  • Make sure your cart is facing the right way. The lid should open towards the street.
  • Make sure your carts are not too close to a vehicle or blocked by a vehicle. Please leave space for us to work safely and remove cars from the street if possible.
  • Keep all items close to the curb and spaced properly.

How to properly place trash
Can Placement picture

Trash Placement 

Don'ts

 
  • Do not place trash carts near guide wires, trees, utility poles, street signs or other containers/overflow trash.
  • Do not park in front of yours or your neighbors trash cart.
  • Do not place cart sideways or backward. (This will prevent damage to the lid/cart)
  • Do not place trash carts out before 7:00 pm the day before your service day.
How not to place your trash

Yard Waste

Dos 

  • Yard Waste Pick up Starts April 1st.
  • Leaves, grass clippings, small twigs, prunings, shrub clippings, pumpkins, branches, brush, flowers, roots, and other material is commonly thrown away in the course of maintaining yards and gardens from city residences.   
  • Put yard waste in Kraft paper yard bags or in a 32-gallon or smaller container with handles that are marked Yard Waste Only.
  • Bags and/or containers cannot weigh more than 40 pounds when filled.
  • Set yard waste containers/Kraft bags 3-feet away from any obstruction, including vehicles, wheeled trash carts and recycling bins. 
  • Set yard waste out between 7:00 pm the night before and 7:00 am the day of your scheduled pick-up day.

Yard Waste



Don'ts 

  • Yard waste is NOT accepted in plastic bags, cardboard boxes, grocery bags or other unapproved containers.
  • No mixed materials, Yard Waste only
  • No wet or torn bags. 
  • Yard waste does NOT include garbage, food, plastic, synthetic fibers, lumber, human or animal waste. 
No Accepted Yard Waste
Brush Tied and Bundled
Leaves - Grass Clippings
Twigs