Solid Waste Division

The City provides weekly curbside pick-up service for non-household debris. This service is very important to promote a cleaner and safer city while protecting our vast natural water bodies.

Weekly Trash Pick-Up Service 

(Trash means all small debris, non-putrescible solid waste, cloth, paper, cardboard, glass, wood, metal, appliances, furniture and other similar materials or items)                   

Any trash to be collected shall be neatly stacked along the street or authorized alley right-of-way abutting your property for collection. Trash shall not be placed by the street for collection until the day before the designated collection day. 

Weekly Yard Waste Pick-Up Service

(Yard waste means vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance or minor land clearing operations)

Yard waste may be placed by the street for collection no earlier than 12:00 PM on Saturdays.

Household Garbage

The Ordinance requires that all residents place their garbage securely within a metal or hard plastic container(s) and store out of public view until time for collection. Specifically, the Ordinance states that “garbage containers shall not be placed by the street for collection before 12:00 PM on the day before the designated collection day and shall be removed within twenty-four (24) hours.”

The goal of the City is to minimize the chance of garbage becoming a hazard or nuisance by being scattered, emptied, or left in the street right-of-way. We’re committed to providing a clean, healthy, and safe place for our residents and customers.

Procedures

If proper procedures are not met, you may not receive service. Please view the proper procedure information.

Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is prohibited and violators are subject to a $500 fine. It is considered illegal dumping if you are dumping without an utility account with the city or if an account holder is depositing trash generated from another location.

Excessive Trash / Yard Waste

The maximum quantity of trash shall be a volume of 3.5 cubic yards (Approximately 4’ x 4’ x 6’ pile), as long as said volume of trash does not exceed 1,000 pounds in weight. Debris exceeding the maximum allowed quantity will be subject to a fee.

You will be notified if your solid waste exceeds the maximum volume with a door knocker. Please contact the Solid Waste Division to schedule a pickup. You will be required to sign a Solid Waste Excess Trash Removal Authorization form that states fee for removal. Bring signed form to City Hall and make payment arrangements. Removal will be scheduled upon approval. 

Notices of Violations

If proper procedures are not met, a brightly colored notice (door knocker) will be affixed to your door indicating the problem. If the deficiency has not been corrected within one week, a second door knocker will be issued indicating code enforcement action.

Please call (850) 871-1033 if you have any questions.