Refuse Collection

Eligibility
The city refuse, yard waste and recycling collection system is available to all single-family, duplex and triplex residential properties within the city. Larger residential properties, commercial and industrial properties are not eligible for service under the city system, and must use private waste collection services.
 
  1. BAG SERVICE
  2. PURCHASE BAGS
  3. CART SERVICE
  4. HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
  5. SPECIAL PICKUPS
  6. DISPOSAL OF OTHER ITEMS

Residents are required to use specially marked “City” bags for refuse. Refuse bags are green in color.

 The cost for bag service is $2 per City refuse bag (sold in quantities of 10; cost $20 per package). Bags are 30 gallons in capacity. No bags other than specially marked “City” bags will be picked up. Under this option, a recycling/pass-by fee is included on the resident’s bi-monthly City utility bill.

Using Your Refuse Bags: Simply fill and tie; do not exceed 25 pounds of refuse in bag; place bag as near to the alley as possible or on the right hand side of your driveway (as you are facing the street) if you do not have an alley; this allows for better visibility for the collection crews, especially in the winter when snow banks may obstruct visibility; put bag out for collection no later than 6:00 a.m. or the night before; there is no limit to the number of bags you can place out for collection; refuse does not include yard waste, oil/water-based paint or related products, fluorescent light bulbs, tires, electronic products, major appliances, or other large and/or heavy items that do not fit in the bag and/or that exceed 25 pounds; broken glass or similar items that may puncture the bag should be self-contained within the bags so as not to cause injury to collection crews. Pickup times for refuse on a particular route may change due to weather delay, equipment problems or other unforeseen circumstances.