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Curbside Collection

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Curbside recycling
Bulky item collection
Collection Service
(carts, manual, bulky item)
Holiday Collection
Broken Carts
Missed Pick-up

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Collection Service: Your neighborhood is serviced twice per week, either Monday/Thursday, Tuesday/Friday or Wednesday/Saturday. One day is designated for refuse pickup and the other for recycling pickup. Most island homes are using the wheeled carts provided by the City, but some areas where automated collection is not possible, are still serviced with a manual collection system using your own 35-gallon containers. If you are located in a manual collection area, both of your weekly collection days are for mixed waste, no sorting as yet. Recycling was expanded to the automated areas first, and plans for the manual areas are currently underway.

** Requests for additional carts will not be accepted starting October 1, 2020. Please call back February 1, 2021 to make your request.**

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Holiday Collection: The City provides scheduled collection service on all holidays except Christmas Day, December 25, and New Year’s Day, January 1.  For those two holidays:

  • If you use the 3-cart collection system, with once-per-week refuse and once-per-week recycling pickup – when your refuse day falls on these days, the missed collection will be made up on the following 1-2 days. Please leave the gray cart at the curb until it is serviced. Recycling days that fall on these days will not be made up. Please hold mixed recyclables and green waste for the next scheduled pickup.
  • If you have twice-per-week refuse only manual collection – please hold your refuse for the next scheduled day.
  • Click here for Holiday Trash Tips.

Broken Carts: Please contact the collection yard that services your area. Our supervisors can often repair broken wheels or lid hinges; otherwise, the cart will be replaced.

Missed Pick-up: We are committed to maintaining good customer service and to make every effort to provide the public with convenient, courteous and uninterrupted service. But it happens -- trucks break down or H-POWER fills up for the day and you come home to find your cart unemptied, still standing at the curb. Disruptions and delays in service are undoubtedly inconvenient for the public. Please be assured that we are working diligently to correct the problems quickly.

If you cart is not serviced on the scheduled collection day, please leave your gray cart out if it has not been serviced. The City will make efforts to service it on the next day or as soon as possible. If your green waste cart or blue mixed recyclables cart has not been serviced by 7:00 p.m. on the following day, please return the cart to your property and set it out on your next scheduled collection day.

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