Sanitation Department

Backyard Services is provided to the elderly or disabled persons who are unable to bring their city authorized containers to the road due to a medical condition. A written documentation must be submitted from a physician indicating their condition in order to receive this service. This service is provided once a week by our sanitation crew.

We also make the necessary repairs and replacements of damaged, worn out garbage cans. This department also retrieves dead animals from curbs or roadway. Small Commercial businesses located in the Core Commercial Business District of Front Streets receives 7 days a week garbage service.

The Sanitation Department does not:

  • Remove dead or live animals from private property.
  • Our department is not responsible for the cleanliness of Garbage cans.

The Recycling program services Residential customers with the collection of recyclable goods that are placed in the city approved “blue” recycling containers.  This service is not provided to small commercial customers at this time.

What’s Recyclable: Auto Batteries (Place beside, not inside recycle bin), Glass & Plastic bottles, Aluminum and Steel cans (No Aerosoles), Flatted boxes, Paper includes newspaper, telephone books, bond/computer paper (no junk mail), Unwaxed Corrugated Board (No Cereal Boxes or soft drink cartons), Used Motor Oil – Tightly closed.

Paint cans and boxes should be placed with your regular Garbage pickup.

  • Paint, remove the lid and allow the paint to air dry (harden) completely. Make sure you do this in a well-ventilated area away from children and pets. You can also add cat litter, shredded newspaper, saw dust or sand to the paint to speed up the drying process. Stir occasionally. Once the paint is completely dried, you can dispose of it with your household garbage.

Moving boxes, that cannot be flattened, should be placed neatly on the curb for a curbside pickup.

Pizza boxes are not considered recyclable and should be placed in your garbage container.

Fluorescent light bulbs should be taken to a recycling center.

**Due to weather, road conditions or Holidays, there may be days where the operators may be off schedule, we thank you for your patience as we try to get to every designated area in a timely fashion.

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