Using the automated system is easy! On your regular trash collection day, simply place your household trash into the wheeled gray cart (supplied by the city) and place it in the street with the lid opening facing the street. Your containers must be at least 3 feet from objects (including parked vehicles, fire hydrants, etc.) on either side and at least 4 feet apart from the other recycling bins. Your cart must be placed at the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day. Trash collection takes place once a week for every city resident. All bagged garbage must be placed inside the cart; if not, it will not be collected.
What is bulky waste? Bulky waste consists of household items that are normally collected but do not fit in the cart, such as couches, chairs, tables, carpets, painted/stained wood, etc. The collection of these types of items is available to all residents (by appointment only) and limited to three items per collection. The bulky items collection is for waste that is not included in the weekly automated collection. Please keep large items away from the trash and recycling carts, as they will interfere with the automated collection of the cart.
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Bulky items that are recyclable should be dropped off at the Municipal Recycling Facility, which is located behind the Mickey Stevens Sports Complex on Sandy Lane. Items that are accepted include metal items (grills, bicycles, lawnmowers, metal lawn chairs, car parts, etc.), unpainted/unstained wood (fence, miscellaneous scrap wood, etc.) and textiles (old clothes, towels, handbags, etc.). No plywood or particle board please. The facility is open Monday - Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, weather permitting.