Residential

Waste Collection

The Sanitation Division is in charge of the collection of residential solid waste from approximately 8,600 residences, as designated by City Code, and the operation of the City Transfer Station – Composting facility.

The City collection system includes operation for:

  1. Weekly household waste collection from city supplied 90 gallon wheeled container(s). All household waste must be placed in provided container(s).
  2. Weekly yard waste collection from city supplied 90 gallon wheeled container(s). All yard waste must be placed in provided container(s), except at peak spring and fall yard cleanup times. During those peak cleanup times, excess yard waste may be placed in two-ply degradable paper bag(s) and placed beside the yard waste container for collection. Yard waste may never be placed in plastic bags for collection.  From December 1st through March 31st each year, yard waste only containers may be used for mixed waste.
  3. Tree debris and brush collection. City crew(s) normally make one round of collection in three or four weeks. The tree debris, brush – branches should be placed beside the residence’s city provided 90 gallon container(s) for collection. If the residents have too much tree debris, brush or tree branches to place at the alley by their container(s), it may be placed at street side for collection. If the tree debris, brush or tree branches are placed at the street side for collection, the resident should call 535-6702 to notify the Sanitation Division. At no time should the resident block the street or alley with tree debris, brush-branches.  Chips collected from tree debris, brush-branches are available to the public at no charge if you load or a fee if the Transfer Station personnel loads them. Chips are located at the City Transfer Station, 3320 West North Lake Rd.
  4. Bulky trash collection. City crews normally make a round of the city every three to four weeks. The bulky trash should be stacked or placed neatly beside the residence’s city provided 90 gallon container(s) for collection. The only bulky trash items that will be collected are:
    • Furniture such as chairs, tables, couches, hide-a-beds, etc.
    • Mattresses, box springs.
    • Carpet and linoleum rolls.
    • Railroad ties, landscaping timbers, posts and poles no more than 10 feet in length or 12 inches in diameter.
    • Fencing materials such as posts, wire fabric, wood slats and supports.
    • Vehicle parts such as fenders, grilles, hoods, trunk lids, doors, seats, tires, wheels and drive train components. No whole vehicles.
    • Totally empty cleaned barrels and steel drums.
  5.  Appliance collection. City crews normally make a round of the city ever three or four weeks. Appliances should be placed beside the residence’s city provided 90 gallon container(s) for collection. All doors on appliances must be removed or made inoperable prior to set out for collection.
  6. The City will pick up clean concrete from residents on a call-in basis. Resident should place concrete near the city provided 90 gallon container(s) for collection. If the resident has too much to place near the container(s), it may be placed street side. At no time should the resident block the street or alley.

(All households must have at least one household waste cart.)

With two carts or more, all services listed in #1 through #6 above are provided

With one cart, all services except #2 yard waste collection are provided.