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 P.M. on Saturdays.
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 p.m. 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.
If proper procedures are not met, you may not receive service. Please view the proper procedure information.
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 Resolution
On April 12, 2011 the City Commission passed a resolution to Ordinance 632 to set a maximum quantity of all solid waste to be collected by the City per week at any one collection point and established fees for excess trash removal. 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. Tree limbs exceeding four (4) inches in diameter must be shorter than four (4) feet in length to be collected. Removal of solid waste exceeding the maximum allowed quantity will be subject to the following fee schedule based upon a cubic yard volume:
|¼ load||More than 3.5cy and less than 6cy||$45.00*|
|½ load||More than 6cy and less than 12cy||$86.00*|
|¾ load||More than 12cy and less than 18cy||$120.00*|
|Full load||More than 18cy and less than 24cy||$150.00*|
|* denotes that tipping fees may be added when applicable.|
You will be notified if your solid waste exceeds the maximum volume with a door knocker. Please contact the City to schedule a pickup. You will be required to sign a trash removal form that states fee for removal. Once the form is signed a City representative will schedule your pickup. The fee will be added to your monthly bill. Please call 850-871-1033 if you have any questions.