Your residential and commercial garbage collection fee includes the collection of wastes resulting from the normal and routine maintenance of your yard as well as bulk rubbish/junk you accumulate from time to time.
For brush, we try to pass by your house at least every two weeks, however there are times—especially in the spring—that it may take longer for crews to get there. Please be patient! We ask that you place your waste at the edge of a street or public right-of-way easily accessible with our collection equipment (we use a large truck with a claw hook). However, please take a moment to look around the location in which you place your waste and ask yourself the following questions:
- Is it blocking a sidewalk or roadway? One of our major concerns is the safety of our citizens and employees. If a sidewalk is blocked, that means someone must walk out into the street, thus increasing the chance of being injured by a vehicle. Please do not place your waste on the sidewalk.
- Are there electric lines overhead preventing the brush truck from being able to get to your waste? We also ask that you not place it on top of water meters or gas valves; against utility poles, guy wires, fences, or in a place that may interfere with overhead power lines, tree branches, or parked cars.
- Is the brush cut in easily manageable lengths of no more than 8’ and stacked neatly?
Keep in mind that anything placed at the curb (other than the 95-gallon City container) may be recognized as junk, ready for collection. Please do not place anything at the curb that you do not want collected and hauled off.