Collection Guidelines


Residential Trash

Trash Carts

  • All trash must be placed in a cart provided by the City
  • Bags of trash left at the curb will not be accepted unless placed inside of your cart
  • Yard waste must go in trash carts or be composted at home
  • Trash cart lids must be closed and trash contained inside the cart
  • Do not pack the carts so tightly that trash becomes stuck and will not empty
  • Do not place hot ashes into the cart or set cart near sources of heat (furnace, fireplace, grill)
  • Needles, sharps, and syringes must be placed inside a hard plastic or metal container for disposal in your trash cart. See Sharps Disposal for more information.
  • Do not place hazardous waste in your trash or recycling cart (See the hazardous waste section for more information on proper disposal of hazardous waste)
  • Bundles of limbs and branches must have an Overflow Sticker, be cut to no longer than 4 feet, and be tied in bundles weighing less than 60 lbs.

Weight Limits

Your carts cannot be picked up if they exceed the following weight limits:

  • 95-gallon cart:  335 lbs.
  • 65-gallon cart:  200 lbs.
  • 48-gallon cart:  168 lbs.

NOTE:  Loading carts with sod, rocks, or bricks can overload the cart and cause damage.


  • Set carts out by 7:00 am, remove from street within 24 hours
  • Placed wheeled cart against the curb or along the alley with the handle pointing towards your residence
  • Do no block the sidewalk with carts
  • Keep carts at least three feet away from other carts, mailboxes, fire hydrants, low hanging trees or shrubs, parked cars, or utility poles so trucks can easily access the cart

Residential Cleanup Weeks

Each year, the City offers two weeks of overflow trash collection service. This allows residents to dispose of larger amounts of waste typically generated during the winter holidays and spring cleanup.  Residents can set out extra trash but all waste must be in wheeled carts or 20- to 32- gallon trash cans.  No Overflow Stickers are needed.

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