Refuse Collection Services

  1. Household Trash
  2. Sing Stream Curbside Recycling
  3. Green Wednesday - Yard Waste Collections
  4. Bulk Item Collection
  5. Holiday Collection Schedule
  6. Recycle Coach

Collection Information

The City collects household trash once per week on Monday or Tuesday for all residents. To find out which day your household trash and recycling is collected, visit the Recycle Coach tab below. The City will provide one 35-gallon or 95-gallon trash cart to each household for curbside trash collections. If you have a need for an additional trash cart, you may lease one for $100 per year. To find out which day your household trash and recycling is collected, visit Recycle Coach!

Please remember...

  • Carts must be placed at the curb (with the metal bar facing the street) by 7 am on the day of collection, and pulled back against the house or out of street view, by 6 pm the same day.
  • Carts left at the curb, in the front yard, and/or driveway are subject to a $100 fine.
  • Carts placed within three feet of a car may not be emptied, as the driver cannot risk the truck’s arm or the cart damaging private property.
  • Items placed outside the cart will not be collected. Drivers are not allowed to exit the truck. If you have items too large in size or amount to fit in a cart, special bulk collections are scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Please click here for complete information on the city’s scheduled bulk pick-up service.
  • Large batteries, construction debris or items containing Freon should NOT be placed in your household trash carts. Please call (302) 366-7000 for information on how to dispose of these items.

Automated Collections Magnets FAQs

 For further information, please call the Department of Public Works and Water Resources at (302) 366-7000.