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July is Residential Big Trash Month!

Posted on June 22, 2020

Ward 1- July 1st

Ward 2- July 8th

Ward 3- July 15th

Ward 4- July 22nd


There is a limit to how much trash you can put out, and if you exceed this amount, you will be charged extra on your utility bill. The amount you can put out is eight (8) cubic yards, which is equal to what one can place in the back of 2 full size pickup beds. If you go over that amount, these are how the extra charges on you bill will be assessed; A base flat fee of thirty-five (35.00) dollars shall be made for the removal of the material up to and including the first cubic yard. Additional material may be included and removed at a charge of fifteen (15) dollars per cubic yard up to a maximum of forty 40 cubic yards (Ord. 1124, 2012)

INCLUDES but is not limited to: household appliances, furniture, mattresses, fencing (up to 4 panels) and similar non-contracted items. Compressors must be removed from all appliances BEFORE collection.  Doors on refrigerators and other bulky items MUST be removed.

EXCLUDED items include hospital and medical waste, poisons, acids and caustics, explosives, dirt and rocks, sewage and liquid waste, nuclear materials, gasoline, kerosene, propane tanks, degreasers, lubricants, tires and rims, antifreeze, paint, and commercial construction debris, bricks or concrete. For questions call sanitation at 470-7713.

SIZE OF MATERIAL: Lengths not to exceed 10 feet or a weight exceeding 250 pounds. Tree trimmings and branches must be in piles with individual branches not longer than 8 feet and dead trees not more than 6 inches in diameter.

The TOTAL amount allowed is 8 cubic yards (roughly equal to 2 full size pickup beds level with the top of the cab).  If you exceed this amount, you will be charged extra on your utility bill. The back of this newsletter will give a general overview of how the charges are calculated.

PLACEMENT AND LOCATION: Place at least 5 feet from mailboxes, cars, shrubs, or anything else that could interfere with hand loading or mechanical equipment. Items shall be placed at least 10 feet away from utility poles, guywires, signs, fire hydrants and gas meters to allow mechanized pick up.

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