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Garbage Guidelines

Do Not Put in Garbage

Curbside Garbage

Containers Out by 6:00 AM

Collection times may vary as routing schedules change, and so it is very important to have all containers at the street by 6:00 AM. We appreciate your cooperation.

Keep all sidewalks clear, and place containers in the street as close to the curb as possible. Place recycle bins to the side of your garbage cart so the bins are not blocking the cart.

Please remove all containers from the street as soon as possible after collection.

Container Placement at the Street

Place carts:

  • Three (3) feet apart
  • At least three (3) feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, fences
  • Cart wheels as close to the curb as possible
  • Cart lids opening toward street
    Photo - Waste Management Truck
    When possible, trucks with robotic arms will lift, empty and replace the carts without the drivers leaving the trucks, reducing safety hazards and traffic congestion.

  • Weight Limit 65 Pounds (Overweight containers will not be emptied)
    • Cans, bins, bundles and carts up to 32-gallon size are lifted and emptied by hand. For your safety and the safety of your collectors, please limit each 32-gallon unit to no more than 65 pounds.
    • Larger carts are lifted mechanically, and are limited to 180 pounds.

    Garbage Container Options -
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    Extra Garbage

    There is an an additional charge for each extra bag or container (32-gallon, 65 lb. limit) that doesn't fit in your garbage container with the lid closed. If you often have extra garbage, you may want to increase your garbage container size to avoid overflow and extra garbage charges.

    Household Hazardous Waste Tips

    For latex and water based paint, you can open the can to let it dry out, or add solidifying agents such as sawdust or kitty litter to speed up the drying. Once fully dry, you can dispose of the cans in your garbage. For spray paint, you can spray the paint on a piece of cardboard. Once the can is empty, the can and painted cardboard can then be disposed of in your garbage.

    Bulky Items

    Bulky items like mattresses, appliances, console televisions, furniture and building materials can be picked up by special arrangement. Contact
    Waste Management Customer Service or 1-877-466-4668 (M-F 7 AM - 5 PM, SAT 9 AM - 1 PM).

    Temporary Garbage Services

    Large containers are available for temporary projects such as remodeling and construction. Contact Waste Management Customer Service or 1-877-466-4668 (M-F 7 AM - 5 PM, SAT 9 AM - 1 PM).

    Reduce Your Garbage Costs!

    Garbage Rates vary according to cart size.
    Recycling can help reduce your garbage enough that you may be able to order a smaller size and lower your garbage bills.

    Garbage Service is Required

    Local ordinance requires all residents to subscribe to garbage and recycling collection in order to maintain public health, prevent public litter, and preserve natural resources.

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