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Public Works

Downtown Core Area Trash Collection

Gray trash bin

Trash collection is available to businesses in the Downtown Core Area (map) that use grey trash carts provided by Public Works. Businesses that require a higher level of service must contract with a private hauler for disposal.

Upcoming Material Ban Timeline

The following items will be banned from waste containers
July 1, 2011 - Yard Waste
July 1, 2013 - Cardboard
July 1, 2015 - Electronic Waste

Businesses will be able to recycle their cardboard by breaking the boxes down and placing them next to their trash cart. Electronic waste must be recycled through a private recycler.


Businesses may be issued 2 brown department approved container for refuse disposal. All trash must be bagged and placed in the department approved container. Any excess refuse shall be disposed of at the expense of the owner or person in charge of the premises.


Businesses should set their containers out on the alley for collection.

All trash must be placed in the Public Works issued trash carts to be collected. Trash placed in bags on the ground will not be collected.

For more information on trash collection call 615-862-5000.