Items Not Allowed in the Garbage Containers

  • Asphalt, gravel, rocks, sod, or dirt
  • Building materials such as:
    • Asphalt shingles
    • Boards, doors, or plywood
    • Cinder blocks
    • Concrete
    • Glass
      • other than normal bottles or small containers
    • Sheet rock
  • Car batteries
  • White goods (stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, dish washers, etc.)
  • Mattresses
  • Carpet or carpet padding
  • Dead animals
  • Metal objects over ¼” thick
  • Motor oil
  • Tires
  • Tree limbs or Christmas trees
  • Tree stumps
  • any yard waste or construction material that may damage compating components in garbage truck
  • Similar large items


If any of these items are found in your container, it will not be dumped that day. An additional $20 could be added to your bill to come back and dump the container after the materials are removed.

Preventing Pick-Up
Your container cannot be dumped if the truck cannot access the container. If cars block the access or if garbage, tree limbs, snow, or other materials prohibit access to the container it cannot be dumped. An extra charge will generally be assessed to cover the return trip. Cars or similar obstructions should be at least 10 feet from the dumpster.