What is Accepted on regular household trash collection day?
Accumulations from the ordinary conduct of the household of the following materials will be acceptable for regular trash collection:
- Garbage (food wastes).
- Trash and other legally permissible refuse generated at the property, not exceeding 75 pounds, that can be reduced in size to fit into and not damage the refuse cart, so long as the cart lid can remain fully closed
- Domestic animal waste in plastic bags.
The following are NOT allowed: rocks, sod, dirt, sand, vehicle parts, concrete or other construction materials, roof shingles, yard waste, recyclable materials such as newspapers, glass, aluminum cans, plastic containers, mixed paper, including without limitation junk mail, telephone books, computer paper, cardboard, magazines or books, and special trash, is prohibited. Hazardous or flammable materials shall not be placed in any City refuse, recycling or yard waste carts. In addition to any other applicable penalties, any person violating this provision shall be deemed responsible for resulting damage or injury to collection crew members or the refuse, yard waste or recycling carts.
Safe Disposal of Sharp Items
Any items that could be a hazard to the crew member collecting them (like broken glass) needs to be wrapped in paper or an impervious disposable container and labeled with the hazard prior to placing inside the cart. Sharps, needles, syringes must be capped and the syringe placed inside a rigid plastic container (such as laundry detergent bottle or coffee can). Replace the cap on the bottle, tape it closed and write on it Sharps, and place it inside your green refuse cart.
Water based (latex) paint cans are collected by the City only if they are empty or if the paint has hardened. To prepare liquid latex paint for collection, add kitty litter or a commercial paint hardener. If your paint is in good condition, check with a home goods re-use store to see if they can accept it.