Solid Waste Guidelines for Residential Properties

Solid Waste Guidelines

Solid Waste Guidelines 
Residential properties are subject to a solid waste fee on their tax bill, covering: 

  • One Courville container of household solid waste weekly 
  • One container of recycling biweekly 
  • Properly packaged yard waste is accepted biweekly during yard waste season 
  • Two cubic yards of bulk household waste biweekly 

Bulk items should be placed only in front of your property, not in front of vacant lots or properties. Courville containers cannot be stored in the front yard and may only be at the curb from 6 PM the day before collection to 9 PM on the day of collection. 
Guidelines for packing yard waste:

  • Grass clippings, leaves, and small twigs (up to 2 inches in diameter) go in biodegradable paper yard waste bags or a labeled personal container. 
  • Branches and twigs up to 4 feet long and 4 inches in diameter must be bundled and tied, weighing no more than 60 pounds. 
  • Keep all yard waste 6 feet away from trash and recycling containers. 
  • Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected. 
  • Yard waste should not be mixed with bulk items. 

To deter rodents:

  • Promptly pick up all animal waste. 
  • Remove uneaten pet food and water before dark. 

Residents can arrange a paid pick-up with DPW-Solid Waste for waste outside the guidelines. Household bulk items and yard waste can be disposed of at DPW's drop-off locations. 
Other guidelines:

  • Grass must not exceed 8 inches in height. 
  • Property owners are responsible for trash and grass from the middle of the street to the middle of the alley. 
  • Do not block the sidewalk or street with overgrown shrubbery. 
  • Roll-off containers must be placed on your property; street or berm placement requires a DPW permit. 
  • Commercial properties should contact the city or a private service provider for trash removal; yard waste and bulk items require a separate fee and separate payment.