How to Package Different Types of Refuse

General Guidelines

When packaging your refuse for curbside collection, please note the following:

  • The refuse collector is not allowed to reach into any container to dislodge contents.
  • The weight of any refuse bag or bundled item cannot exceed 40 pounds, yard waste containers cannot exceed 50 pounds, and trash containers must be packaged according to the standards below.
  • Undersized containers (20 gallons and under) will be considered expendable and may be thrown out with the regular rubbish.

Excluded Curbside Items

There are certain items that are not acceptable for curbside collection:
  • Asbestos insulation
  • Engines
  • Explosives
  • Flammable products
  • Infectious materials
  • Liquids
  • Light Bulbs: Flourescent and CFL
  • Hazardous waste
  • Radioactive items
  • Tree stumps
  • Tires
  • Transmissions
  • Rear Axles
  • Loose items: Bricks, concrete (even if attached to something), sod or dirt

Acceptable Refuse (click on header for more info)

  1. Appliances & Large Metal Items

    A separate truck picks up large bulky items such as appliances, hot water tanks, etc., on the same day as your regular refuse collection.

  2. Brush

    Learn more about disposing of tree branches, shrubs or hedge-type bushes, without root system, between 2 and 5 inches in diameter. Brush chipping service is also available for a fee.

  3. Carpeting & Padding

    Learn how to property prepare carpeting and other similar padding for curbside pick-up.

  4. Glass

    Broken glass, whole glass, and glass doors and windows all require different preparation for pick-up.

  5. Household Hazardous Materials

    SOCRRA handles materials such as, but not limited to, motor oil, pesticides, fluorescent and CFL light bulbs, medicines, syringes, varnishes, and paints.

  6. Paint

    Latex paint and oil based paint have different requirements for their disposal.

  7. Recyclables

    Find out how to package your recyclables properly for curbside pick-up.

  8. Regular Refuse

    Find out how to package your contained garbage and other household materials for pick-up.

  9. Yard Waste

    Learn more about disposing of your yard waste, such as grass clippings, leaves, and weeds.