Excess waste is non-food waste generated from spring cleaning projects, large parties or other similar circumstances which create more trash than can be accommodated in the automated container.
Residents should place the excess trash in bags, boxes or trash cans for collection. Excess waste and bulk trash will be collected on your bulk pick up day (see collection schedule).
If you have excess waste on a regular basis it may be necessary to lease an additional container. 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:
- Bath tubs
- Box Springs
- Carpet (must be cut into 4 foot lengths and weigh no more than 50 lbs.)
- Dryers (please remove the door to prevent children from going inside and becoming trapped)
- Refrigerators (please remove the door to prevent children from going inside and becoming trapped)
- Water Softeners
- Washers (please remove the door to prevent children from going inside and becoming trapped)
- Water Heaters
- Wood (cut into lengths less than 6 feet with nails removed)
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 (see collection schedule.) These items must be neatly stacked and cut to 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 lbs. No concrete or rock material will be collected. Bulk garbage must be out no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection and no earlier than 6 p.m. the day before collection.
Construction and demolition debris are not included in curbside residential service. These materials include steel, brick, concrete, roofing materials, pipe, lumber and other materials from the construction or destruction of a structure as part of a construction or demolition project. Residents who have a demolition or construction project should lease a roll-off container from a hauler permitted in Wellington.
Car, boat, lawnmower, and motorcycle engines or parts will not be picked up by your hauler. These items need to be taken to the Solid Waste Authority Landfill for disposal.