Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection Guidelines

Trash may not be placed on the curb for collection without signing up and paying for City trash service. Please contact the Utility Billing Office to obtain service.

Holiday and Weather-related Schedule Changes 

***Be sure to check for potential changes and alternate collection day before placing trash/recycling on curb. We will not be able to make additional trips for missed trash/recycling due to schedule changes. Schedule updates are available on Public Works home page News & Announcements, by signing up for Alerts, or by calling 372-1023 (24 hours/day).***

These holidays can affect collection schedules: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. Poor weather occasionally necessitates delayed collection as well.

The City is phasing in rolling cart service (PDF) over the next 2 years. Trash collection schedule (PDF) and type of service (cart or non-cart) is determined by street address.

NON-CART SERVICE AREAS

  • Trash/recycling must be ready for collection no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection days.
  • Trash/recycling may not be placed or stored at curb on non-collection days.
  • Trash placed out for collection must be in bags, boxes, or bagged within trash containers with lids. No more than 5 bags or 2 boxes allowed per pickup day.
  • Bags must be less than 30 pounds each.
  • Boxes must be less than 50 pounds each and less than 8 cubic feet in size.
  • Recycling must be placed in City-provided black bins.
  • ** DO NOT bag items in recycling bin**
  • List of items acceptable for curbside recycling (PDF)
  • Trash bags must not weigh more than 30 pounds. Boxes must not weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • Sharp refuse, such as glass and syringes, must be placed into protective containers before discarding. Milk jugs or 2 liter soda bottles work well for syringes. Cardboard boxes marked "GLASS" work well for broken shards of glass.
  • Latex Paint cans must be emptied (or allowed to dry until completely solid) and placed inside bags or containers.
  • Limbs must be bundled with rope or twine. Bundles must be less than 3-foot long and 2-foot diameter and easily picked up. Maximum of 2 bundles per collection.

ROLLING CART SERVICE AREAS

  • Trash and recycling is collected the same day by separate vehicles. Carts must be on curb ready for collection no later than 7 a.m. on collection day.
  • Carts must be removed from curb by 7 p.m. after collection. Carts must be stored away from the curb and out of view from the street on non-collection days.
  • Place all trash in the trash cart (black top).... extra items placed beside carts will not be collected.
  • Bagging garbage will keep carts cleaner and discourage insects and vermin.
  • Place only loose recyclables in the recycling cart (blue top). Recycling cart may NOT be used for trash disposal.
  • ** DO NOT bag items in recycling cart**
  • List of items acceptable for curbside recycling (PDF)
  • Cart maintenance and cleanliness is the responsibility of the customer.
  • Sharp refuse, such as glass and syringes, must be placed into protective containers before discarding in trash cart. Milk jugs or 2 liter soda bottles work well for syringes.
  • Latex Paint cans must be emptied (or allowed to dry until completely solid) before placing inside trash cart.
  • Limbs must be bundled with rope or twine. Bundles must be less than 3-foot long and 2-foot diameter and easily picked up. Maximum of 2 bundles per collection. Bundles must be placed next to trash carts.

Examples of Items Not Acceptable For Trash Collection

The City reserves the right to refuse collection of any item deemed inappropriate for household trash collection.

  • Loose household trash or unbagged trash.
  • Hazardous waste (including paints and insecticides)
  • Appliances, furniture, mattresses, and other bulk items.
  • Brush, stumps, logs, etc.
  • Building materials such as lumber, metal, blocks, concrete, gravel, soil, drywall, etc.
  • Ammunition
  • Plate Glass or syringes, unless placed inside a protective container.