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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Spring Tips and Guidelines

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Garbage and Yard Waste Disposal Guidelines

This is the time of year for cleaning up and cleaning out! Please read the following information regarding weekly garbage pick-up and yard waste disposal to ensure that you are complying with the requirements for disposal when you are working on improvement projects around your home, business or property.

Garbage Collection

Republic Services begins garbage collection at 7:00 AM on their disposal routes. The following tips will help provide optimum service to residents on the scheduled weekly route in your area.
  • One bulk item allowed per garbage day. Pink tags are placed on a bulk item to indicate the item will be picked up at a later time that same day OR the tag will be checked for the specific reason the item will not be picked up. Click here to view the tags.
  • Carpeting will be picked up. It MUST be rolled and bound and cut into 4-foot lengths, not exceeding 14-16 inches in diameter.
  • Mattresses will be picked up by must be wrapped in plastic.

Yard Waste

Landscape contractors or lawn maintenance companies contracted to perform services on private property must remove all yard waste as part of the work they perform. Removal must be done by the end of the day on the day the work is completed. Individuals (property owner, homeowner) performing yard work on private property must dispose of yard waste in accordance with the requirements for local garbage collection or through a service provider.

Yard Waste examples
  • REQUIREMENTS FOR DISPOSAL OF YARD WASTE DURING REGULAR WEEKLY GARBAGE COLLECTION

    • Republic Services provides pick up of bundles of branches cut into five feet or less in length with no branches greater than four inches in diameter. Bundles mean that the branches are ties and secured with twine, rope, etc.
    • Any moderate size of unbundled branches that are approximately three feet wide by three feet high by three feet deep (one cubic yard).
    • Yard waste must be placed at the curb in biodegradable paper lawn bags or a lawn tote. Biodegradable lawn bags will be picked up without limit.
  • Republic Services provides pick up of bundles of branches cut into five feet or less in length with no branches greater than four inches in diameter. Bundles mean that the branches are ties and secured with twine, rope, etc.
  • Any moderate size of unbundled branches that are approximately three feet wide by three feet high by three feet deep (one cubic yard).
  • Yard waste must be placed at the curb in biodegradable paper lawn bags or a lawn tote. Biodegradable lawn bags will be picked up without limit.

  • IF YARD WASTE EXCEEDS THESE REQUIREMENTS, THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED

Contact Republic Services for a quote to pick up yard debris that exceeds the guidelines for yard trimmings, pruning, branch or tree trimming, Republic Services representatives are available by calling (708) 385-8252. Yard Totes are a reasonably priced alternative to biodegradable bags and have a larger capacity to hold yard waste. Please contact Republic Services at the number listed for more information.

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