FAQs

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM. - 5:00 PM.

What is the Set-Out Time?

To guarantee pick up we recommend you place your container out at the curb by 6:00 AM. prior to pickup.

How should I put my garbage container out for collection?

Placement of all carts at the curb is essential to insure collection by automated trucks. Place your trash cart on either side of your driveway, at the edge of the curb. Allow a minimum of six feet of clearance on all sides of the cart from objects such as cars, trees, fences, mailboxes, streetlights and other carts. Carts must be a minimum of six feet from any vehicles. Position your carts in a manner so that pedestrians can use the sidewalk. 

Place carts:
Three (3) feet apart
At least six (6) feet from cars, trees, mailboxes, fences
Cart wheels as close to the curb as possible
Cart lids opening toward street
LIDS ON CARTS MUST BE CLOSED COMPLETELY 

When possible, trucks with robotic arms will lift, empty and replace the carts without the drivers leaving the trucks, reducing safety hazards and traffic congestion. 

Please remove all containers from the street as soon as possible after collection.

What items can NOT be put in your garbage

Computers and TVs
Motor Oil
Hazardous Waste including Paint
Needles or syringes
Yard Waste
Loose or hot ashes
Dead animals
Loose cat litter or animal waste (please double bag)
Unbagged packing pellets or sawdust
Concrete, rocks, or dirt

How should I dispose of Computers and TVs?

Computers, laptops, monitors, separated computer circuit boards and televisions contain heavy metals. They cannot be disposed of as garbage and must be recycled. 

You can also recycle many other electronic items, including computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard, cables, printer, scanner, speakers, etc.), cell phones, hand-held devices, photocopiers, fax machines, stereos, VCRs, and DVD players.

How should I dispose of Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes

Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes Require Special Disposal 

Do not put them in the garbage. 

Fluorescent tubes contain elemental mercury mixed with powder. Crushing tubes creates mercury vapor that is difficult to contain. Keeping lamps intact prevents mercury exposure. Fluorescent tubes are regulated as a federal universal waste. Universal wastes must ultimately go to a recycler or permitted treatment, storage, or disposal facility. Recyclers separate the tubes into their component materials - glass, metal, phosphor powder and mercury - so that these materials can be recycled or reused.

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