Garbage & Recycling Collection
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS
Temporary Change in Bulk & Limb Collections
Beginning the week of April 5, Republic Services resumes collection of bulky household items and bundled tree limbs with a special pickup each Wednesday throughout the city. However, they will not be picking up bagged grass or leaves at this time. We anticipate collection of bagged yard waste to resume in the near future.
Please place bulky items and bundled tree limbs out for collection only on Wednesdays. Bulky items over 50 pounds will not be collected. If you have bulky items that can wait for collection, please do not set them out during this time. Be mindful that Republic is being strained by staff shortages and we do not want to overwhelm this essential service.
On your normal collection days, crews will continue to focus on regular household waste. Please bag and tie all household waste to keep crews safe. Place bagged household trash in a separate pile from bagged yard waste, since crews are unable to collect all the yard waste at this time.
Republic has made these changes in their service delivery due to the increase in trash quantities, as well as a decrease in staff. With families at home practicing social distancing, there has been a 40% increase in household trash volumes. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this crisis together. Our goal, as well as Republic’s, is to get back to normal operations as soon as possible.
Garbage cans and recycle carts should be placed at the curb no earlier than 7:00 p.m. the evening before collection, nor later than 7:00 a.m. the day of collection. Place recycling cart with wheels next to curb, at least 3 feet from garbage bags, cans, mailboxes, and 5 feet from parked vehicles.
Empty cans and carts should be removed from curbside after collection, before the end of the day. Trash and recycling containers are required to be stored out of public view except during the times allowed for them to be placed for collection.
Residences located south of the railroad tracks are serviced on Monday and Thursday and those north of the railroad tracks are serviced on Tuesday and Friday. Recycling is collected on one of your designated service days. Collections may change during holiday weeks. View the Holiday Collection Schedule.
Garbage service is billed with your city water and sewer bill. Residential rates vary between regular and senior citizen. Account holders, age 65 and older receive a $0.75 discount off their garbage fee. For questions about establishing new service or billing, please contact the NRH Water Department at 817-427-6200.