Residential Garbage Pickup
Our basic garbage collection service includes weekly pickup of your trash. We also offer recycling and yard waste services in some areas. Acceptable and unacceptable items vary by location. Please contact your local office for details.
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64 Gallon Container
The 64 Gallon Waste Connections Container is perfect for families, offering ample space and convenience for all your waste disposal needs.
32 Gallon Container
96 Gallon Container
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The Placement of Your Trash Can Matters
The correct placement of your trash help ensure the proper collection of your garbage, recyclables or yard waste.
Most collection trucks are armed with an automated electronic arm that grabs and empties the can. This efficient process streamlines collection and prevents potential injuries.
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Bulk trash pickup schedules differ across regions and are influenced by various factors such as local regulations, seasonal demand, and specific community needs. To determine the exact pickup dates for your area, you can utilize our interactive online pickup schedule calendar. In many areas, you can request a special pickup for large items during residential garbage pickup. These large items might include furniture, appliances, mattresses, or other oversized items that cannot fit into your regular trash bins. However, the process for requesting such pickups can vary depending on your location.
If your residential garbage pickup is missed, you can take the following steps to address the situation:
Verify that you have the correct pickup day and time. Occasionally, there might be changes due to holidays or other factors. Check the Waste Connections pickup schedule.
If you're certain that your pickup was missed, get in touch with us. Report the missed pickup and provide details such as your address and the scheduled pickup day.
In the meantime, store your garbage securely to prevent pests and odors. Use sealed containers or bags to avoid attracting animals.
Specific procedures and policies can vary depending on your location, so it's a good idea to contact us for the most accurate and relevant guidance.
Hazardous waste is not normally collected with your regular residential garbage service. Here are some general guidelines to dispose of hazardous waste:
Identify Hazardous Materials: Determine which materials you have that are considered hazardous. Common household hazardous waste includes paints, solvents, pesticides, automotive fluids, batteries, electronics, and certain cleaning products.
Use Authorized Collection Centers: Some local areas have authorized collection centers or hazardous waste disposal facilities. These facilities are equipped to handle, and dispose of, hazardous materials safely.
Follow Packaging Instructions: When preparing hazardous waste for disposal, follow the packaging and labeling instructions provided by your local authorities. Typically, you'll be asked to use specific containers and to label them appropriately.
Never Mix Materials: Do not mix different types of hazardous waste together, as this can create dangerous chemical reactions. Keep them separate.
Dispose of Electronics Properly: If you have electronic waste (E-waste), such as old computers or phones, consider recycling them through authorized E-waste recycling programs. Many electronics contain hazardous materials.
Pharmaceuticals: To dispose of unused or expired medications, follow the guidelines set by local pharmacies or law enforcement agencies. They often have take-back programs for safe medication disposal.
Aerosol Cans: Aerosol cans that were once filled with non-hazardous substances can typically be processed through standard recycling. However, it's advisable to cross-check with your local recycling guidelines for accurate disposal.
Reduce Usage: Whenever possible, try to reduce your use of hazardous materials by opting for safer alternatives and by using up existing products before purchasing new ones.
It's crucial to follow your local regulations and guidelines for hazardous waste disposal, as they can vary by region. Disposing of hazardous waste improperly can harm the environment and pose risks to public health.
Waste Connections residential recycling services are often available with garbage pickup in many areas. Recycling is an important aspect of waste management aimed at reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and promoting the reuse of materials. For additional information, you can check out our residential recycling guide.
Our residential waste collection services operate according to specific holiday schedules, which vary based on location. During specific holidays, your garbage pickup schedule may be altered to accommodate the holiday and the potential increase in waste generated. Here's what you can typically expect regarding holiday schedules for residential garbage pickup:
Advance Notice: Waste Connection will provide an advance notice of any changes to your regular garbage pickup schedule during holidays. This information may be communicated through our mobile app, email, or you can find it here on our website.
Schedule Adjustments: On holidays, your regular pickup day may be moved to a different day of the week. For example, if your usual pickup is on a Thursday and a holiday falls on Thursday, your pickup may be rescheduled to Friday or another specified day.
Specific Holiday Guidelines: Make sure to check whether there are any specific guidelines or instructions for disposing of holiday-related waste, such as Christmas trees or excess packaging.
Plan Ahead: Plan ahead by ensuring you have enough space in your garbage and recycling containers, and consider reducing waste if possible.
The specific holiday schedule and guidelines can vary depending on your location. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information, search your address on our schedule page.
Are you still uncertain about sizing, pricing, or other details? Contact one of our professionals to get more information regarding which option is best for you.
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