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Curbside Collection

The City has twice weekly trash collection, and once weekly recycling and yard waste collection. All items are to be placed in front of YOUR OWN property between 5 pm and 10 pm on the night of collection.

Trash Limits

A maximum of five (5) bags of trash, per collection night.


OR

Two (2) trash cans (70 pound maximum weight per can and 32 gallon volume per can).

Bulk Items & Construction Materials

Furniture, mattresses, carpeting, etc.

One bulk item per week. Only on your SECOND collection night; Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.


OR

40 pounds maximum of construction material (lumber, drywall, sheetrock, etc.)

Recycling

Unlimited amounts in City issued bins. You may mix all your plastics, papers, cardboard, glass, and cans in one bin! Cardboard may also be flattened and placed out next to the bin.

Yard Waste

Includes branches, hedges, yard trimmings, grass. Place in a container (32 gallon maximum) or brown paper yard waste bag. Place container or bag at the curb on your recycling night. Branches must be bundles and tied. Yard waste placed in City issues recycling bins will not be collected.

No loose trash or yard waste is allowed.