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Accepted / Not Accepted Items

Acceptable Items

Care should be taken when disposing of broken glass or other sharp objects, especially if plastic bags are used. Such items should be securely wrapped to prevent puncture of the bag and possible injury to the refuse collector. If objects have nails or other fasteners, they should be removed or hammered down so that the object is safe to pick up.

  • Appliances (remove doors on refrigerators and freezers)
  • Asphalt sealer (dry up, remove lid)
  • Basketball pole (cut in 4’ lengths, NO concrete please)
  • Bathroom fixtures (toilet, sink, tub)
  • Bed frame (take apart, no need to bundle)
  • Carpet - Cut into 4' lengths, rolled up and tied
  • Countertops (4’ or shorter)
  • Doors
  • Doors, garage (single is OK, double must be cut in half)
  • Drywall
  • Fences, cyclone (4’ or less, rolled and tied, posts bundled)
  • Fences, metal (bundled, length doesn't matter; posts must be 4’ or less and bundled with NO CEMENT)
  • Fences, wood (4’ x 4’s, don't bundle, just stack--post must be bundled)
  • Furniture
  • Gutters (bent in 4’ lengths and bundled)
  • Landscape Timbers (4’, bundled)
  • Laundry tubs
  • Lawn mowers (gasoline tank empty)
  • Mattresses
  • Metal sheds (break down, 4’ x 4’)
  • Pallets (cut down and bundle)
  • Paneling (4’ x 4’ or smaller, no nails, stack neatly, no need to bundle)
  • Railroad ties (no longer than 4’, no need to bundle)
  • Snowblowers
  • Swing sets (broken down, NO CEMENT)
  • Vinyl flooring (rolled up, any length)
  • Wood flooring (must be in 4’ x 4’ sections)
  • Wood/Lumber--4' lengths, remove nails, bundled, no more than 60 lbs. per bundle

Sharps Disposal

To safely dispose of sharps (medical devices including needles, syringes, lancets, blades or any device that could puncture or cut the skin), use an FDA-approved sharps container when possible. Otherwise, a rigid plastic container that can be sealed and labeled properly is a good alternative. When the sharps container becomes full, be sure to seal and label it, and place the container into your trash. Click here to read more information regarding sharps disposal.

Not Acceptable

  • Bricks
  • Car parts
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cement
  • Ceramic tile
  • Dirt
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hot ashes
  • Logs over 6” in diameter
  • Masonite
  • Rocks/Stones
  • Sheet metal
  • Shingles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Sod
  • Stumps
  • Tires