Trash Cart Collection Service

Trash cart collection service is provided on a scheduled collection day once per week. Trash cart service customers are provided with one large black trash container with wheels (approximately 95 gallons in size). City crews collect the trash from these trash carts in automated trucks equipped with a specially designed arm that grasps and empties the container.

    Trash Cart Service Guidelines

    • Set your black trash cart out for collection by 7 AM on your collection day, but no earlier than 7 PM the night before. Collection vehicles will not be able to return for late set outs, as service resources are extremely limited.
    • Allow 2 feet of clearance on all sides of your black trash cart. Obstructions such as cars, fences, poles, overflow trash, LIP items or other collection containers may prevent the automated trucks from emptying your trash cart.
    • CURB SET OUT: Set your black trash cart in the street with the wheels against the curb and front facing the street. The automated trucks cannot service containers set out backwards.
    • ALLEY SET OUT: Set your black trash cart in the flow line of the alley and the front facing the alley. The automated trucks cannot service containers set out backwards.
    • Be sure to set your  away from any garage overhangs or obstructions above the trash cart.
    • Keep your trash cart lid closed whenever possible.
    • Put trash in heavy-duty bags to help prevent litter.
    • Use your black trash cart to full capacity, but do not overfill the cart. The bags and trash in your black trash cart should be loose enough to come out when tipped during servicing. Tightly compacted bags or trash inside the trash cart may not come out when serviced.
    • Do not place unacceptable items in your black trash cart.  Trash carts containing tree limbs, branches or wood boards cannot be emptied, as they cause damage to the collection vehicles.

    Setting out Overflow Trash

    Overflow bags or containers of household trash will be collected per overflow collection cycle (every 3 weeks).

    Containers or bags used for overflow trash must be no larger than 32 gallons in size and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Containers or bags exceeding 32 gallons or 50 pounds cannot be collected.

    Be sure to set overflow trash at least 2 feet to the side of your black trash cart and any other obstacles.

    Use heavy duty trash bags to prevent breakage and odors.

    A maximum of 10 items per scheduled overflow collection day (includes combination of bundled branches and household trash).

    Bundled branches can be set out as overflow.  Branches must be tied and bundled in bundles less than 4 feet in length with no branch larger than 4 inches in diameter and easily handled by one person. Branch bundles count as part of your 10 items acceptable for collection during your scheduled overflow collection cycle (every 3 weeks).

    During scheduled LIP Collection:

    • A maximum of 5 large items (furniture, etc.) will be collected per LIP cycle (every 9 weeks) per household.
    • Be sure to set out your black trash cart by 7 AM on your scheduled collection day.  Collection vehicles will not be able to return for late set outs, as service resources are extremely limited.
    • Do not place unacceptable items in your black trash cart.  Trash carts containing tree limbs, branches or wood boards cannot be emptied, as they cause damage to the collection vehicles.

    Learn How To Handle Your Overflow Trash

    Don't Get Left Holding the Bag!

    • During your scheduled overflow collection week, your overflow trash must be set out by 7 AM on your normal trash collection day.
    • Overflow trash is any material left outside of your City-issued black trash cart. Only trash inside the black trash cart is collected weekly.
    • Overflow trash should not be stored at the curb on non-collection days. Store your overflow trash on your property, out of public view, until your scheduled collection day.
    • Maximum of 10 bags will be collected per overflow collection cycle (every 3 weeks) per household.
    • Use your black trash cart to full capacity. Heavy items should be placed in the bottom and the lid may be open to a 45 degree angle. The lid must not exceed 45 degrees and trash must not be placed on top of the cart lid.

    Trash Cart Sizes

    The standard issue will be a 95-gallon cart that can hold 7-8 tall kitchen trash bags a week.  The City will also offer smaller carts to those who need less capacity. There is a 65-gallon cart that holds 4-5 bags per week and a 35-gallon cart that holds 2-3 tall kitchen bags per week.  Only one trash cart per household.

     
    Cart dimensions are as follows: 
    • 35 gallon: H = 40”, W = 21”, D = 23”
    • 65 gallon: H = 41”, W = 27”, D = 28”
    • 95 gallon: H = 46”, W = 29”, D = 34”
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