Residential Collection Guidelines

General Collection Guidelines

  • When putting your cart out, use our cart placement guidelines.
  • Carts and bags must be accessible from the street for collection; snow, automobiles and other obstacles may impair our ability to collect.
  • DO NOT load carts over 200 lbs.
  • Whenever possible, close the lid of your cart when placing it at the street.
  • DO NOT leave carts or bags at the curb for longer than 24 hours.
  • Please note, putting out additional bags not included with your service may cause you to incur extra charges.
  • Remember, you have a collection day, not a collection time. (Find out why here.) To ensure collection, please place your trash, recycling or yard waste at the street the night before your collection day.
  • Guidelines may vary for those in municipal, mobile home park or association contracts. Contact us for guidelines if you have service through a contract community.
small curby cart

Trash Collection Guidelines

  • Curby carts and bags are for disposal of household waste only. Please review our waste acceptance guidelines.
  • Please bag all trash, especially loose materials like sawdust, ashes, insulation and packing peanuts, even if using a cart. Please double bag any cat litter or other animal waste.
  • Please do not use trash bags larger than 30 gallons. Bags should weigh 30 lbs. or less.
  • DO NOT fill Curby carts and bags with sod, dirt, wood, construction debris, etc.
curbside recycling

Recycling Collection Guidelines

  • Recyclables do not need to be sorted.
  • Do not bag recyclables (unless you are using the Blue Bag Recycling Program). Put them loose in your Curby Recycler recycling cart.
  • Follow the specific recycling guidelines for your area. Items that are not accepted may be left.
yard waste

Yard Waste Collection Guidelines

  • Yard waste will only be collected in yard waste carts or paper yard waste bags. We will not collect yard waste in personal containers.
  • Yard waste bags should weigh no more than 30 lbs.
  • Twigs and branches may be bundled, but length and circumference limits apply. See More About Yard Waste for details.