All single and 4-unit multi-family households are required to participate in the automated collection program. Properties are issued a refuse and a recycling cart that must be used for your weekly trash pickup and bi-weekly recycling pickup. Automated collection trucks are equipped with specially designed arms that grasp, lift, and empty the town-issued refuse or recycling carts. Trash or recyclables outside of the automated container will not be collected.
Participation in Automated Refuse/Recycling Collection is mandatory and easy. Please refer to the following guidelines:
State law prohibits residents from disposing aluminum cans, appliances, CD players, cell phones, computers (along with mice, keyboards, monitors, and other accessories), corrugated cardboard, DVD players, fax machines, glass bottles and jars, lead acid batteries, magazines, motor oil, newspapers, office paper, plastic containers, printers, steel (tin) cans, televisions, tires, VCR's, and yard waste into their regular refuse.
- Fill your automated container with only household trash (cart with green lid) or recyclables (cart with blue lid). Please bag your trash before placing in the container to reduce litter, to keep the container clean, and to prevent spilling. Recyclables do not need to be sorted and should not be bagged within the cart. To ensure collection, containers filled with trash may not exceed the weight limits marked on the lids.
- Close lid, grasp container handles firmly with both hands and wheel the cart to the curb or point of collection on your collection day. Your garbage/recycling may not be collected if containers are placed out after 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.
- Set your automated cart at the curbside or point of collection, wheels and handle facing your home. Make sure your containers are at least five feet from any other containers, parked cars, mailboxes, fences, trees, and away from over-head wires or any other structures so that the automated collection truck can pick up your containers. After collection, remove your containers from the street by 6:00 p.m.
- The Town will not collect auto parts, chemicals, construction materials, dirt, electronics, hazardous waste, hot ashes or coals, paint, motor oil, or rocks.