Refuse Overview

Refuse Information

Accepted Materials

In addition to common household trash, we also accept:

  • Chairs, bikes, small appliances
  • Garden tools, end tables, ironing boards
  • Roasters and grills
  • Bulk waste

Not Accepted Materials

The City DOES NOT accept:

  • Hazardous, infectious, explosive or flammable material
  • Carpeting installed by a professional
  • Bricks, cement, glass blocks, marble or stone countertops
  • Car and automobile parts, tires
  • Covered electronics devices
  • Freon appliances
  • Batteries, light bulbs, wet or oil-based paints

Set-Out Standards

  • Place refuse out for collection in a container with a tight-fitting lid not exceeding 35 gallons in capacity OR in sealed plastic bags/bundles less than three feet in length
  • Place needles, syringes, and lancets in a hard plastic container with a tight-fitting plastic lid, labeled as medical waste
  • Wrap sharp objects (broken glass/sharp metal) in heavy paper and place in a box reinforced with tape or string
  • Place refuse at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the night before collection and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection

Outdoor Storage

  • Refuse shall be stored until collection in durable, water-tight containers having a close, fitting lid
  • Owner/landlord should have a sufficient number/capacity of containers on the premises to prevent overflow of materials
  • Waste shall not be accumulated on any abutting sidewalk, street or vacant ground