Refuse Collection Guidelines

General Provisions

Collection days will remain the same. See a map that shows collection days (PDF).

Household refuse and yard waste will be collected between 7 am and 6 pm on your normally scheduled collection day. Construction, inclement weather or other conditions may warrant collection to start as early as 6 am. Residents will be notified by either construction notice, social media, or via the City's and Waste Management's website. Please have all items, (refuse, recycling, and yard waste), out by 7 am on normally scheduled collection day. Separate trucks on different schedules pick up refuse, recycling, and yard waste, so each of these discarded materials may be picked up at different times of the day.

Items for collection may be placed at the curb after 6 pm on the day before your scheduled pickup. Residents must remove containers from the curb by 8 pm on the day of collection.

Collection shall be once a week for each residential dwelling unit. Scheduled pickup days that fall on or after a legal holiday shall be one day late following the holiday that week. For the purpose of this contract the following holidays will be observed:

  • New Year's Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Independence Day
  • Christmas Day

Refuse in excess of the 96-gallon toter may be placed in 32-gallon cans (not to exceed 50 pounds) alongside the toter on collection day. Un-containerized bags will not be collected.

Household Waste Collection

Maximum container size: 32 gallons (for refuse in excess of 96-gallon toter)

50-pound weight limit per 32-gallon container.

Do not mix household refuse with yard waste. Mixed refuse and yard waste cannot be collected.

Bulk Items

Up to two bulk items per week that are too large to fit into an approved 32-gallon container will be collected if set out on collection day.

Carpet Rolls

Up to ten rolls per week. Carpet must either be rolled and tied in bundles weighing less than fifty (50) pounds, up to four feet in length and up to twenty-four (24) inches in diameter, or placed in 32-gallon containers weighing up to fifty (50) pounds to be collected.


Appliances containing CFC or HCFC, PCB's, Mercury switches or other hazardous components (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers, etc.) are banned from landfill disposal. There is a separate fee for each appliance, please call customer service at 800-964-8988 to arrange collection. A separate truck will collect white goods in order for them to be processed in accordance with State Law.

Do-It-Yourself Construction or Demolition Debris

Up to four cans or bundles per week. Must either be placed in bundles weighing less than fifty (50) pounds, up to four feet in length and up to twenty-four (24) inches in diameter, or placed in 32-gallon containers weighing up to fifty (50) pounds to be collected.

Special Collections

One cubic yard shall be the minimum amount of refuse required for a special collection. The Contractor shall advise the resident directly of the terms of special collections: i.e., what materials will be collected, how the materials should be prepared, the date of collection, and the policy of providing advance estimates of charges.

Special collection will be cash on delivery (COD). Contact Waste Management Customer Service for details at 800-964-8988.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household products that are flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive can pose a harmful threat or damage the environment when disposed of improperly. Items like waste paint, pesticides, poisons, cleaning solvents, household batteries, tainted gasoline, used oil, and other automobile fluids are considered to be Household Hazardous Waste, (HHW), and should not be included with your refuse for disposal.

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste is collected at the curb from the first of April through the end of November.

Maximum 33-gallon biodegradable Kraft paper bag (plastic bags are not acceptable for yard waste or leaves).

50-pound weight limit per biodegradable Kraft paper bag and/or bundle.

Brush and tree trimmings must be bundled and tied with biodegradable twine or string in distinct piles that are no longer than four feet in length and twenty-four (24) inches in diameter, weighing up to 50 pounds.

Christmas trees will be collected from Christmas through the end of January. Christmas trees must be free of all decorations and cannot be in plastic bags.

Residents are encouraged to compost landscape waste materials rather than dispose of them at the curb.