Frequently Asked Questions
What can I recycle?
Click here for the guide to recycling. General recyclable materials include household plastic bottles and containers, cardboard boxes, newspaper, papers, glass, tin, and aluminum.
What size dumpster do I need?
A size of dumpster is determined by the type of project. The dumpster sizes can be found by clicking here.
What if a holiday falls on my pick up day?
See our Home page for the holiday schedule. Call if you have questions.
How much can I put in the garbage dumpster?
Do not overfill your container-it is not acceptable for dumpster lids to be raised. You can also call ahead and make arrangements if you have additional trash. (See next section.)
What if I have too much garbage?
Please call before the scheduled pickup to alert us about extra garbage. For a minimal per-bag charge, we can occasionally accommodate extra trash. Extra fees will be added to your next bill. If you consistently have too much waste, consider a dumpster or roll-off container.
Where do I take my recycling?
Contact us for the best solution for your location. Curbside pickup is available in any municipality we service.
When do I put out my recycling bin and garbage bags?
In the Montezuma, Brooklyn, Malcom, Deep River, Searsboro, and Guernsey city limits, recycling is collected on the same day as your regular, weekly garbage collection. If you live outside the city limits, we do not currently provide recycling services. Routes start early, so you should have your recycling bin & trash out by the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection for your location. Consider putting your bin and trash out the night before.
Where do I place the recycling bin and garbage bags?
Please place the recycling bin near the street, within 2 to 4 feet of the curb.
How do I sort my recycling?
Put glass, tin, plastic containers, newspapers and mixed paper in your recycling bin. Corrugated, unwaxed cardboard, no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet, should be flattened and placed under your recycling bin. This helps to keep it from blowing away. Smaller boxes, such as cereal boxes, should be flattened and placed in the recycling bin.
What types of items can’t I put in the dumpster?
No free flowing liquids, hazardous waste, oils, batteries, tires, paint (unless dried), yard waste, medical needles need to be placed in sharps container or thick plastic jugs (not milk jugs). E.g. laundary detergent bottles.
What is considered hazardous waste?
Household hazardous waste, such as paint and motor oil, poses a significant threat to the environment. Unfortunately, they can’t be placed in your weekly collection barrel. Local, state, and federal regulations require that all hazardous waste be properly disposed of. Consult your city or town for collection sites and dates in your area.
What if I put it out too late?
If you can’t wait for next week, call to find out the charge for an extra pickup.
How can I tell the difference between aluminum and tin?
A magnet will not stick to aluminum.
Do you have a question that is not answered? Contact Us with your question, or call 641-623-5691.