Refuse

For your convenience, we offer weekly curbside residential refuse collection through our contract with Allied Waste Services. In addition, Allied Waste collects appliances, bulky items and yard wastes based on a pay-to-throw sticker program. For additional information, please view the Rules for Refuse Collection / Resource Recovery Service (PDF).

Other City programs include:
  • Christmas tree chipping
  • Fall leaf collection
  • Monthly curbside bulk brush pick-up from April through October

Christmas Tree Chipping


We will pick up, chip and recycle Christmas trees during the 1st 2 full weeks of January. Trees must be placed at the curb (not in the street) without bags or wrapping.


Refuse Pick-up


We are pleased to offer our residents a choice in how they prepare their refuse for pick-up: rollout refuse carts or bag service. Please keep in mind that the rollout carts have a neater appearance at the curb and prevent most animals from scavenging in your garbage.

During the 1st 2 weeks of January and the 1st 2 weeks of July each year, the property owner of the collection address may elect to change service from a roll-out cart to mixed-refuse bags or vice-versa by notifying the City Offices. Changes are only allowed during this 2-week period.

Weed Violations


Our year-round weed ordinance states that weeds and grass cannot be higher than 9 inches. On or before March one of each year, we will:
  • Prepare outline of weed map
  • Run weed violation notice in newspaper of general circulation in community
In the event of violation, we will mail a 5-day notice letter to the violator. If the violation is not addressed, the Public Works department will mow. For a 1st offense, it will be turned over to the Police department and charged a civil fine. Residents will be invoiced the actual cost of clean-up plus 100%. If not paid, these costs will become a lien against the premises and will be added as a special assessment to your property taxes.

Yard Waste


Yard waste may be deposited at the Public Works yard drop off site, located at 805 W. Oak Street, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Yard wastes include miscellaneous waste material resulting from landscaping or maintaining the landscaping of a home (grass, weeds, houseplants, garden wastes, etc.).

From April 1st to November 15th, yard waste may also be placed in a specially marked yard waste bag on your regular refuse pick-up day.

From mid-October to mid-November, residents may rake their fall leaf drop into the street for bulk pick-up by the City as noted in the Leaf Collection section.

No yard waste may be placed in a 65 or 95-gallon refuse cart.

Brush


We will remove brush without charge the 1st Monday of each month from April through October. Limbs must be no more than 3 inches in diameter, and brush must be stacked with the cut end at curbside. Residents throughout the City must have their brush placed curbside by 7 a.m. Brush is not to be placed curbside any earlier than the Friday before the appointed Monday.