Garbage Guidelines

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trash cans 

Garbage cans are provided to each residence to dispose of non-hazardous household garbage.  The garbage cans are collected twice a week (collection schedule) on your scheduled days.

Garbage can must be out no later than 7:00 a.m. on the collection day, and no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before collection. Garbage cans must face the correct way (wheels and handle closest to house.) Garbage can must not contain any vegetation. Garbage cans must not weigh more than 50 lbs. Only garbage that is inside the can 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 (see collection schedule.)

All garbage must be in the Gray container to be collected twice a week 

Any garbage or Bulk Items that are placed outside your container will only be collected once a week on your scheduled bulk pick up day 

Lightweight waste such as scraps of paper, Styrofoam, plastic newspaper bags, plastic cups etc. thrown loose into a container will be blown away during dumping. Please place such items in sealed plastic bags prior to placement in the container

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 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 791-4000 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 

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 

Container must be removed from the curb or roadside and stored by 11:00 pm the day of collection

Containers kept outside must be screened from view per Village Ordinance

Please remember that the container is the property of the Village of Wellington and cannot be painted, abused, altered or modified in any way

The container is owned by the Village and issued to your address and must therefore, not be removed from the premises. The container must be left for the next resident.