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 the following 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

Please put bagged trash in the brown cart. Bags that are tied keep the carts clean. Loose garbage can be put in the brown cart.

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:


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


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


  • Please put in a clear plastic bag, tied, and place in the Green cart.

Do not put the following items in the green cart:

  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste
  • Trash
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Construction materials
  • Plastic bags & toys

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

Bulk items collection will change in 2019.  In 2019, residents must call JOHNS office to schedule a bulky items pickup.  Residents may schedule one bulk items collection per month at no charge.  Additional bulk items collections are available through the month for a charge, please call our office to schedule.  

A bulk item collection includes multiple large bulky items that will not fit into the garbage cart OR one electronic item.

Bulk items that are not “called in” in 2019 will not be collected.


Bulk Items are collected once a month – Ending December 31, 2018

Bulk items will be collected on the last pick-up of each month. This day is for any extra garbage or recycling you have or items that are too big to fit in the carts. Place all large items including furniture, carpeting, large metal, large cardboard boxes (emptied & flattened) and appliances 6 ft. away from, not in front of, or next to the carts. Small items such as automotive batteries, tires (2 per home per month) drain oil (in sealed 1-5 gallon containers) should also be 6 ft. away from the carts. Extra paper or bulk recycling should be bagged in clear plastic bags and placed at the road away from the carts.

  • This does not include yard waste, construction material or hazardous material.
  • Please note that the green recycling carts are emptied every other week and cannot be emptied by the bulk collection crews.

Collection Day:

Monday: Lauderdale and Pleasant Lakes are serviced on Monday.

Wednesday: The rest of the town will be serviced on Wednesday.

Collection Schedule:

The garbage (brown cart) is emptied on a weekly basis. The recycling (green cart) is emptied every other week.

Bulk Collection:

Large items, extra cans or bags can be taken with the bulk collections. Bulk will be collected on the last pickup of each month. Bulk collection dates are listed in the collection schedule.  Bulk item collection is changing in 2019.  Click on the bulk item tab for more details.

Click on the calendar below to download the 2018 or 2019 collection schedule: