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 and/or not exceeding 35 lbs in weight. If not in a container, it must be sealed plastic bags or bundled 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

Residents may find door hangers with any violations found at their location. Any violation brought to your attention must be resolved or Environmental Services may follow up with citations. 

Environmental Services door hanger

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