Residential Garbage Service

Per City Ordinance, the Board of Public Works will bill for Garbage for Residential & Rural Water Customers effective October 1, 2013. For these purposes, residential billing, means any customer who receives “curbside” pickup will be considered a residential account, i.e. garbage will be added to the water bill of the residence. Dumpsters associated with apartment complexes, will not be considered residential billing.

Regular Service: Please set trash at the curb by 7:00 a.m. We will be happy to provide front door pick up for the elderly or residents with disabilities. If your trash was set out at the curb by 7:00 a.m., and is not picked up on your scheduled service day, please contact  American Recycling at 1-800-638-8492 by the next business day.

There is no limit on bags, as long as it is your regular household trash. Trash can size should be no larger than 40 gallons. Trash cans or plastic bags should not exceed 50 lbs. Please be sure there are no obstructing vehicles, lawn equipment, weeds, or other items in the path of the trash to be picked up. We are not responsible for trash cans. We are not responsible for driveways. We are not responsible for trash torn up by animals, and will not collect trash if there is a menacing or threatening animal.

Additional Trash: Bulk items, remodel material, computer monitors, TV’s, and extra trash will be picked up on your regular service day if prior arrangements have been made with our office. Please call American Recycling one day in advance to schedule pickup. The cost for this service varies according to volume and item.

Special Pickup: Please contact American Recycling at 800-638-8492 to arrange special pickup of appliances, tires, and yard waste. The cost for this service varies according to volume and item.

Material We CANNOT Accept: Due to landfill regulations and health and safety concerns we can’t pick up the following items: 55 gallon barrels, paint (in liquid form), ashes, burn barrels, motor oil, hazardous waste, explosives, automobile batteries, dead animals or parts of dead animals.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding certain materials.
Holiday Route Schedule: No service on: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Inclement Weather: To protect the safety of the public and our workers, in bad weather, collection will be postponed until it can be safely resumed. We will make every effort to resume normal collection as soon as the weather permits. Please remember that cans, carts, and containers stuck in snow or ice are hard to move and can injure the workers that are trying to empty them. Just check our website for any route changes. Thank You in advance for your cooperation when weather causes delays or cancellations.

Additional Services

  • Temporary Container Service
  • Roll-Off Service
  • Commercial Service
  • Industrial Service
  • 90 Gallon Poly Carts

Residential Recycling Service

Recycling service is provided for all in town residential customers. Recyclables and trash are picked up on the same service day. If you have twice per week service, your recycles are picked up on your first service day of the week.

Sort materials into three categories:

1. Plastic, Tin, Aluminum
2. Paper
3. Trash

Category 1 Plastic, Tin, Aluminum

Plastic: Any food or household chemical container which has the number “1” or “2” on the bottom or side.
Examples: Soft drink, milk, water, juice, syrup, ketchup, cooking oil, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, liquid laundry detergent, liquid dish detergent, household liquid cleaner, windshield washer fluid.
Preparation: Remove and throw away cap and pump. Leave label on container and rinse clean.
NO grocery sacks please!

Tin: Soup, vegetable, fruit, juice, pet food
Preparation: Rinse Can Clean.

Aluminum: All Aluminum Cans
Examples: Soda, juice, sports drinks, fruit drinks
Preparations: Empty the can. The can may be crushed to save space.
NO beverage containers with only aluminum tops or bottoms.

Category 2 Paper: All clean dry paper.

Examples: Newspaper, cardboard, corrugated boxes, magazines, telephone books, catalogs, cereal boxes, computer paper, office paper, junk mail. All paper should be clean & dry.

Preparation: Remove any plastic or waxed liner. Remove any metal larger than a staple. Flatten all empty boxes.
Watch for wet weather! If it looks like rain or snow, keep paper indoors until your next service day.

Category 3 Trash: Whatever is left, after sorting, is trash.

What to do on your Service Day

  • Set recycles and trash at the curb by 7 a.m. Place plastic tin and aluminum in recycle bin.
  • Bundle paper together or place in a paper sack or cardboard box.
  • Set paper next to your recycle bin.
  • Place trash in plastic bags or trash cans. Trash can size should be no larger than 40 gallons. Plastic bags or trash cans should not exceed 50 lbs.

When in doubt, throw it out. If you have any doubt about whether an item is recyclable, call 1-800-638-8492 or check our website If you aren’t sure, throw the item into your regular trash, this will help prevent contamination of materials.

We encourage everyone to recycle for a better tomorrow!