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Solid Waste Guidelines
- Garbage must be out no later than 7:00 AM on the collection day, and no earlier than 6:00 PM the day before collection. This timeframe also extends to recycling and vegetation containers.
Garbage cans must face the correct way (wheels and handle closest to house). Requirements extend to vegetation containers.
Garbage can must not contain any vegetation.
Garbage cans must not weigh more than 50lbs.
Only garbage that is inside the gray wheeled, automated container with lid arrows pointed towards the street will be collected twice a week.
Any bagged garbage or larger items outside of the can will be collected on your bulk pick-up day. Please see the Bulk Trash section of this brochure for additional information.
Lightweight waste such as scraps of paper, plastic cups, styrofoam thrown into a container will be blown away during dumping. Please place such items in sealed plastic bags prior to placement in the container.
Place your container within 3 feet of the curb and at least 4 feet from mailboxes, other containers and recycling bins.
Container must be removed from the curb or roadside and stored by 11 PM the day of collection. Requirements extends to recycling and vegetation containers.
Containers kept outside must be screened from view per Village Ordinance. Requirements extends to recycling and vegetation containers.
Any trash, or container, must be placed in front of the originating property.
Your container can hold materials that protrude from the top of the container, but no material can be placed on top of the lid and items should not exceed 6ft in length.
Please DO NOT place any liquids, paints, certain batteries, propane tanks, explosives or corrosives in your container. These items are prohibited because they can cause property damage or equipment damage or injury to collection personnel. Residents can be held responsible for any damage or injury resulting from placement of these items in a container. Please call 791-4003 if you are not sure about an item.
Containers will remain cleaner and more sanitary if all waste is placed in trash bags before placement in the container and the container is rinsed out regularly.
Please remember that the automated container is the property of the Village of Wellington and cannot be painted, abused, or modified in any way. The container can’t be removed from the premises and must be left for the next resident.
Holiday trash schedule: garbage is collected throughout the year with the exception of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
|Cartons: milk, juice (lids on), drink boxes (no pouches)|
|Glass bottles and jars (lids off)|
|Plastic bottles and containers (lids must be on and they must be 2 gallons or less)|
|Cardboard (large cardboard that is not cut and flattened should be put out on your regular bulk pickup day)|
|Cardboard paper rolls|
|Dry food boxes , pizza boxes (no food stains)|
|Magazines, mail, newspaper inserts, office and school paper|
|Aluminum foil or pans|
|Foam products, paper plates, paper towels, napkins, shredded paper|
|Plastic bags, plastic eating utensils|
Vegetation refers to debris from routine residential yard maintenance only.
Vegetation will NOT be collected if:
- It is mixed with other garbage or trash; place in separate piles three feet apart.
- All yard waste MUST be containerized this includes leaves, pine needles, hedge trimmings, small fronds and weeds.
- Placed under a utility pole/power line.
- Placed on a vacant lot or thoroughfare.
- Tree limbs or pieces that exceed ten (10) inches in diameter.
- It is any single piece of vegetation exceeds 6 feet in length or weights more than 50 lbs. Vegetation containers must not exceed 50 lbs. in weight.
- It is from a commercial establishment or company.
- Vegetation must be placed in front of your residence for pick up.
- Sod, dirt, landscaping rocks, pallets and concrete edging are not considered vegetation and will not be picked up.
- Please remember that if you live in an area that participates in the automated vegetation program, collection, you must fill your green vegetation container first before piling vegetation curbside from collection.
- No household garbage should be placed inside the can.Vegetative waste that cannot be placed in the container may be placed for collection 24 hours prior to the collection day.
Yard waste does not include tree removal or tree limbs exceeding ten (10) inches in diameter, tree trunks, stumps, root balls, vegetation from lot/land clearing or vegetation requiring wheeled or tracked machinery removal. These tasks are not considered routine yard maintenance and residents will have to make their own arrangements for the removal of larger waste materials.
NOTE: Coconuts, pine needles, and grass are not yard waste and must be placed in your garbage cart.
Per Village ordinance, piles not in compliance with these guidelines will be tagged. If you have been tagged, residents can choose to correct the problem so items can be collected on the next scheduled pick up day or you may also elect to pay your waste hauler a fee of $9.00 per cubic yard for removal as is.
Bulk trash may be placed for collection 24 hours prior to the collection day and must be placed in front of your residence for pick up. Bulk trash generally consists of items too large to be placed inside your universal container, such as major appliances and furniture. Some examples of acceptable bulk trash are:
- carpet (must be cut into 4 ft lengths and weigh no more than 50 pounds)
- washer & dryers
- water heaters
- wood cut into lengths less than 6 feet with nails removed
For safety reasons, please:
- Remove or seal doors on all appliances with tape.
- Break up all mirrors, glass doors, glass table tops, pane glass etc. and place them in a bag and in your container.
Residents may dispose of up to 4 cubic yards (the equivalent of a small pickup truck bed) of debris from minor home repairs and excess garbage on your bulk collection day. These items must be neatly stacked and cut into less than 6 feet in length and placed near, but no closer than 3 feet from other objects such as mailboxes and your automated garbage container.
Loose items such as drywall and floor tile should be containerized with each container weighing less than 50 pounds. No concrete or rock material will be collected.
Construction Debris (C&D)
Construction and demolition debris are not included in curbside residential service. These materials include steel, brick, concrete, roofing materials, pipe, lumber and other materials. Residents who have a demolition or construction project should lease a roll-off container from a hauler permitted in Wellington.
Hazardous Waste and Home Chemicals
For more information regarding disposing of hazardous waste such as paints, electronics, batteries, used motor oil, propane cylinders, go to the Solid Waste Authority website or call 561-697-2700