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Solid Waste Ordinance

The City has a Solid Waste Ordinance (click here) that establishes guidelines for trash pickup and disposal. The Department of Public Works' Solid Waste Group is responsible for waste collection/disposal from both private / commercial residences / establishments that fall within established criteria. Our objectives are to:

  • Provide the City with a means of collecting and disposing of solid waste curbside, including recycling and bulky waste in the most efficient and cost effective manner.

  • Dispose of waste at minimal cost and within industry guidelines.

  • Ensure waste management practices are in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

  • Keep the City's Streets, sidewalks and Central Business District free of all debris and litter.

  • Maintain all City owned trees, shrubbery and beautification sites.

  • Provide the City with curbside collection and proper disposal methods for yard waste materials.


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