How to Package Different Types of Refuse
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
- Flammable products
- Infectious materials
- Light Bulbs: Flourescent and CFL
- Hazardous waste
- Radioactive items
- Tree stumps
- Rear Axles
- Loose items: Bricks, concrete (even if attached to something), sod or dirt
A separate truck picks up large bulky items such as appliances, hot water tanks, etc., on the same day as your regular refuse collection.
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.
Learn how to property prepare carpeting and other similar padding for curbside pick-up.
Broken glass, whole glass, and glass doors and windows all require different preparation for pick-up.
SOCRRA handles materials such as, but not limited to, motor oil, pesticides, fluorescent and CFL light bulbs, medicines, syringes, varnishes, and paints.
Latex paint and oil based paint have different requirements for their disposal.
Find out how to package your recyclables properly for curbside pick-up.
Find out how to package your contained garbage and other household materials for pick-up.
Learn more about disposing of your yard waste, such as grass clippings, leaves, and weeds.