Environmental Services – Residential Refuse

Refuse Information

Each week Environmental Services provides curbside pick up of common refuse. To ensure waste is properly taken care of, please follow these standards:

Accepted Materials

In addition to common household trash, we also accept:

  • Furniture like chairs, end tables, and shelving
  • Bicycles
  • Larger household items like garden tools, ironing boards
  • Roasters and grills
  • Small appliances (excluding “e-waste” or Freon based equipment”)
  • Bulk waste

Not Accepted Materials

The City does not accepted these items via curbside pick-up, but may have drop off resources available

  • Tires
  • Covered electronics devices or “e-waste” devices like computers and televisions
  • Hazardous, infectious, explosive or flammable material
  • Carpeting installed by a professional
  • Bricks, cement, glass blocks, countertops or other construction materials
  • Car and automobile parts
  • Freon appliances such as refrigerators or air conditioners
  • 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

Chapter 619 Waste and Recycling Code & Regulations

Chapter 619: Waste and Recycling Code

Complete list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Environmental Services Waste Regulations
(Authorized by City Code § 619.02) 

Obstructions (Including Dumpsters)
§ 416.02 - Permit Fee for Minor Street Obstructions

Public Order
§ 601.11 - Littering and Dumping

Commercial Hauling of Municipal Waste
§ 765.05 - Collection Practices

Landlord letter - 5 units or fewer

Waste & Recycling Fact Sheet/ Lease Addendum - 5 units or fewer

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