Unaccepted Items for Garbage and Recycling Carts

By keeping the following items out of garbage and recycling carts you can help to make the collection process efficient. 

Do not put these items in your garbage:

  • Construction or natural debris: yard waste, loose or hot ashes, unbagged packing pellets or sawdust, concrete, rocks, or dirt
  • Loose cat litter or animal waste (Disposable diapers and animal litter should be free of fecal matter and enclosed in a plastic bag before placing in the garbage cart. All fecal matter should be flushed down the toilet where it can be properly treated at the wastewater treatment plant.)
  • E-waste: Computer equipment or televisions
  • Bullets, live ammunition, hazardous or medical waste including loose needles or syringes used for home immunization should be disposed of in a heavy-duty, individual container with a lid, such as a coffee can, to ensure no one will come into contact with these potentially life-threatening items.
  • Rugs
  • Paint cans

Do not put these items in your recycling cart:

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Items that should be in your regular garbage, yard waste, or e-waste
  • Hazardous materials

View more information about item that can and can't be recycled

Department:
Solid Waste Services
Service Categories:
Garbage
Related Services:
Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Preparation

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