All city households will receive free use of a sturdy, 96-gallon cart for their household garbage. City Ordinance concerning garbage [new window].
The cart can hold 10 garbage bags. This should be big enough to meet the needs even of large families. They roll easily, even when fully loaded. Bag your trash [video].
Households with no one physically able to roll out the cart may request an exemption and continue to receive backyard collection.Use the form linked belowor call City Link at 727-8000. No exemptions will be granted without a written certification.
Certification of Inability to participate in curbside garbage collection [pdf/1p]
NOTE: Residents who receive a Certificate of Inability should continue to use their current garbage can for garbage collection.
Curbside collection will save taxpayers money because it is more efficient. It takes less time, saves fuel, reduces truck emissions and reduces employee injuries. Curbside collection will also reduce the havoc that winter storms play on garbage collection schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about curbside garbage collection
Garbage collection information and schedule
Bag your Trash [video]
Guidelines for Curbside Collection [video]
- Carts should be at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of collection and no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before. Remove them from the curb by 8 a.m. the next day.
- Only the carts issued by the city can be used.
- Place cart at the curb, not in the street.
- The silver lift handle for the truck hoist should be facing the street. The hinge for the lid should be away from the street.
- Do not place cart behind parked cars or within three feet of trees and bushes or other carts.
- Use only the cart. Retain excess garbage for the next week’s collection.