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There are a few things you can do to help our crews collect your garbage, recycling and yard waste quickly and efficiently.

All containers must be out at 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

  • If you have the space, line the containers up parallel to the street. Carts should be placed behind the curb and never in the street.
  • Ensure the bottoms of the carts are at street-level height. Placing containers on high curbs or snow banks creates a safety hazard for our crew members as they reach to pull the heavy containers down.

Garbage Tips

  • Use the City issued GARBY cart
  • The lid on your GARBY cart must be able to close for collection. Crews will not collect overfilled carts.
  • Affix an extra garbage sticker to each and any extra bag of garbage. There is a 40 lbs limit on extra garbage bags. (A good comparison is a large bag of dog food or cat litter.)
  • See our Bulky Item collection service for objects that do not fit in your garbage can.

Recycling Tips

  • Do NOT place glass in CURBY carts. Color and clear glass go in a 5-gallon bucket set beside the CURBY cart.
  • No Plastic Bags or Styrofoam in CURBY. Plastic bags may be returned to your local grocery store and styrofoam must be thrown away.
  • Weight limit for the CURBY cart is 220 pounds. If you are still using the older small blue bins, the weight limit is 40 pounds.
  • Place the cart with arrows pointing toward the street.

Yard Waste Tips

  • Leave 3 feet between YARDY and other objects (other containers, telephone poles, street signs). This allows our fully-automated truck to pick up the YARDY cart without damaging other property.
  • Place the cart with arrows pointing toward the street.
  • The lid should be fully closed.

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