Milton, City

Garbage Collection Every Week

All material must fit in the brown (garbage) cart.  Automated trucks cannot pick up any material that is next to the cart.  Please put the garbage cart out the night before your collection day or by 6:00am the morning of pickup.

Please place in the Brown Garbage Cart:

  • Mixed trash
  • Plastic wrap & bags
  • Broken toys
  • Ceramics
  • Light bulbs
  • Bagged garbage & food waste
  • Styrofoam & other loose trash

Do not put the following items in the garbage:

  • Yard waste
  • Recyclables
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics

Please put bagged trash in the brown cart.  Bags that are tied keep the carts clean.  Local clean sweep programs may offer alternative options for disposal of fluorescent light bulbs, household hazardous waste, pharmaceuticals & electronics.  A prescription drug drop off is located at the Milton Police Department, 120 Parkview Drive.

Recycle Collection Every Other Week

Loose recycling must fit in the green recycle cart.  Automated trucks cannot pick up any material that is next to the cart.  Please put the recycle cart out the night before your collection day or by 6:00am the morning of pickup.  If your green recycle cart is out on the wrong week it cannot be collected.

Please place the following items in the Green Recycle Cart:

MIXED CONTAINERS

  • Aluminum cans & clean aluminum foil
  • Tin cans, steel cans, aerosol cans, empty/dried paint cans
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • #1-7 plastic
  • Milk cartons, juice boxes, soup cartons

MIXED PAPER

  • Newspaper, magazines, books, mail, school/office paper
  • Brown corrugated cardboard (flattened)
  • Gray chipboard (cereal & shoe boxes)
  • Brown paper bags

SHREDDED PAPER

  • Please put in a secured clear plastic bag, and place in the GREEN cart.  NO other recycling should be placed in bags.

Do not put the following items in the green cart:

  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Clothing

Do not put recycling in plastic bags. (see exception for shredded paper) 

Cart Placement

The arrows on the lid of the cart must point to the street

Handles and wheels should face away from the street

  • The garbage cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the street on one side of the driveway
  • The recycle cart should be placed within 2 ft. of the street on the other side of the driveway
  • Please keep 6 ft. of clearance between the carts and other objects, especially mailboxes and vehicles

Bulk Item Collection

Bulk Item pick up will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  This service is for any extra garbage/recycling you may have or items that are to large to fit into the carts.  Recycle carts are not emptied by bulk collection crews.

Acceptable Bulk Items:

  • Furniture, Appliances, Large metal items
  • Carpeting (no wider than 4ft and rolled)
  • Extra garbage bags or garbage in personal cans
  • Tires (2 per home per month – 8 per year)
  • Cardboard (flattened & empty)
  • Drain oil & antifreeze (sealed in 1-5 gallon containers)
  • Paper & other recyclables should be in clear plastic bags
  • Electronics (televisions, computers, stereos, etc)
  • Humidifiers/De-humidifiers, Water Softeners
  • Air Conditioners

Unacceptable Bulk Items:

  • Yard waste
  • Hazardous materials
  • Liquid paint
  • Loose bulk construction materials

All items for bulk pick up should be placed within 2 feet of curbside and 6 feet from the carts.

Click below to download the garbage & recycle flyer:

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Click the calendar below to download the 2016 or 2017 collection calendar:

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