Garbage

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To report a missed pick-up, please fill out the Missed Pick-Up form.

Garbage Guidelines

  • Garbage cans are collected twice a week, on your schedules days.
  • Containers must be out no later than 7:00 AM on the collection day, and no earlier than 6:00 PM the day before collection.
  • Place your container within 3 feet of the curb, with the lid arrows pointing towards the street and at least 4 feet from mailboxes, other containers, and recycling bins.
  • Lightweight waste (papers, styrofoam, plastic newspaper bags, etc) must be placed in plastic bags.
  • Garbage cans must not weight more than 50 pounds.
  • Any bagged garbage or larger items outside of the can will be collected on your bulk day.
  • Trash must be inside the gray container.
  • No materials can be placed on top of the garbage lid.
  • Items should not exceed 6 feet in length.
  • The container must be removed from the curb/roadside and stored by 11:00 PM the day of collection.
  • Containers kept outside must be screened from view, per Village of Wellington Ordinance.
  • Containers are the property of the Village of Wellington and cannot be painted, abused, altered, or modified in any way.
  • Containers are assigned to the property, not the resident, and must remain on that property.

Unacceptable Garbage

  • Antifreeze
  • Automotive batteries
  • Automotive body filler
  • Batters (NiCad or rechargeable)
  • Brake fluid
  • Corrosives
  • Diesel fuel
  • Electronics
  • Engine cleaners
  • Explosives
  • Flea powder
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Fungicides
  • Gasoline
  • Gun cleaners
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Lighter fluid
  • Liquids
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Mineral spirits
  • Moth balls
  • Oil (automotive)
  • Oil filters
  • Paint
  • Paint thinners
  • Pesticides
  • Photo chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Weed killers

These items are prohibited because they can cause property/equipment damage or injury to collection personnel. Residents can be held responsible for any damage or injury resulting from the placement of these items in a container. 

You can find out more information on unacceptable garbage and where to dispose of it on our Hazardous Waste page