Basic Service Level

One set of three (3) 95-gallon carts are provided for each residential service address.

Cart No. 1:  Recyclable Materials (Blue Container)


   Blue Cart for Recyclable Service

  • Paper products such as newspaper, cardboard, magazines, telephone books, junk mail, office paper, computer paper, other white and colored paper.
  • Food containers such as metal cans, glass or plastic bottles or jars.
  • Other plastics made from high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE) and polyethylene (PET).

Cart No. 2:  Green Waste (Green Container)


   Green Cart for Green Waste Service

  • Yard waste such as grass, leaves, branches, shrubbery, and plant soil.  Green waste does not include palm frond.

Green waste cart not needed:  The customer may elect to forego delivery of the green waste cart if there is no vegetation at their residence, is subject to Association or other similar landscape maintenance, or utilizes a gardener that removes the green waste material from the subject property for disposal elsewhere outside of the City limits.  Plant waste is not permitted within either the Recyclable Materials container or the Trash Container.

Cart No. 3:  Trash (Brown Container)


   Brown Cart for Trash Service

  • Food waste
  • Full or unopened food containers
  • Food packaging that is mixed (contaminated) with food waste
  • Paper products (i.e. paper plates, napkins, paper towels, bags) that are mixed (contaminated) with food waste or grease.
  • Grease, fat and lard
  • Plastic toys
  • Sheet or plate glass
  • Styrofoam, packing peanuts and similar packing materials, closed cell foam, and upholstery foam
  • Animal waste, animal bedding, and cat litter
  • Wood waste
  • Palm fronds
  • Any remaining items not eligible for placement in Cart No. 1 or Cart No. 2 (recyclable or green waste cart).

 + Collection Schedule

 + Service Levels

 + Bulky Items (10/4 Program)

 + Optional Service

 + Cart Maintenance/Repair

 + Scavenging

 + Construction/Demo Debris

 + Household Hazardous Waste

 + Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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