Weekly Curbside Trash and Yard Waste CollectionThe Town of Garner will not pick up any products generated by commercial or contracted/paid services for solid wastes (carpet/tree contractors, etc.).
Town residents receive weekly curbside trash and yard waste collection of up to one truckload (6 cubic yards), and bulky waste collection of up to 60 pounds per item, if properly prepared and placed next to the curb. Trash and yard waste in excess of one truckload (6 cubic yards), and bulky waste in excess of 60 pounds are assessed "Special Collection" fees (see “Summary of Fees” at the end of the brochure). Curbside trash, curbside yard waste, bulky wastes, Special Collections, and "unprepared" trash and yard waste collection are all explained in the following sections:
CURBSIDE TRASH: is collected once each week. TRASH means non perishable solid waste including but not limited to papers, small boxes, rags, cold ashes and other non-recyclable household solid waste or rubbish in small quantities normally generated by occupied premises. Loose trash should be placed in reusable containers no larger than 32 gallons in size or clear plastic bags in loads not heavier than 60 pounds. All trash containers should be placed behind the curb. Also, small quantities of trash can be placed in your roll-out container.
CURBSIDE YARD WASTE COLLECTION: is provided once a week, the same day as your regular garbage day schedule. YARD WASTE means vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance, including but not limited to leaves, grass, twigs, limbs, hedge trimmings, plant trimmings, hay, straw, pine straw, pine cones, and shrubs. Loose yard waste should be placed either in clear plastic bags or reusable containers no larger than 32 gallons in size. All yard waste debris should be placed behind the curb. Limbs, hedge clippings, or shrubs less than 1 1/2 inches in diameter should be tied in bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length and 60 pounds in weight or placed in a reusable container. Limbs larger than 1 1/2 inches in diameter need not be tied, but should not exceed 4 foot lengths and 60 pounds per piece, placed with the large ends toward the street. The Town will not pick up any yard waste generated by a commercial or contracted/paid service.
YARD WASTE MUST BE PROPERLY PREPARED: Improperly prepared curbside trash and yard waste will not be collected as part of the regular service. If this improperly prepared waste accumulates next to the street it becomes unsafe and unsightly. As a result, the Town will periodically survey the community, tag and remove improperly prepared yard waste, and bill the resident for these collections. The charges for the collection of improperly prepared trash and yard waste are: $40.00 for a small pile (wheelbarrow size load), and $80.00 for a medium pile (pickup truck size load), and $120.00 for a large pile (small dump truck size load).
"UNPREPARED" TRASH AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION: In the Spring, the Town will set an "unprepared" trash and yard waste collection schedule. During this time, residents can place unprepared trash, some bulky wastes, and up to four rimless tires per household behind the curb for collection. This collection will not include appliances, hazardous wastes or waste produced by commercial or contractor/paid services. Please do not place unprepared trash and yard waste behind the curb any earlier than one week before the first day of your scheduled collection week. Also, unprepared trash and yard waste must be placed in separate piles. In the Fall, the Town will set an unprepared yard waste only collection schedule. During this time, residents can put only unprepared yard waste behind the curb for collection. No household items will be picked up in the Fall Clean Up or any solid waste generated by commercial or contractor/paid services. Spring and Fall Cleanup Schedules are below and also on the back of your recycling calendar.
LEAF COLLECTION: During "Leaf Season" (November-February), residents can rake loose leaves and pine straw to the edge of the street behind the curb for biweekly collection, away from mailboxes and storm drains. The leaf collection schedule coincides with the week of your regular recycling week schedule (refer to your recycling calendar), unless weather or holidays cause delays. Please be sure that your leaf piles are free of stones, bricks, branches, and other solid objects.