Residential Services – How to set out your carts: 

Below is some information on how to properly set out your carts. Please set them out as described:

  • Place out all carts by 5:00 a.m. on your collection day
  • Place cart on the edge of the street with wheels against the curb

  • Allow 18 inches on all sides of each cart

  • Do not place under trees or street signs

  • Do not place carts where they are obstructed by vehicles

  • Place carts with the lid opening facing the street

  • Please do not tie the lids shut



Perfect Placement:
Place at Least 18 Inches Apart


Do Not Stagger

Do Not Place Near Overhead Obstructions

Do Not Place Near Poles or Posts

Too Close:
Leave at Least 18 Inches Between Each Cart


Residential Services

How to use the Brown Trash Cart
Weekly Service
All Trash Must be Bagged

Please Put These Items
In The Brown Garbage Cart:

Hot ashes or hazardous waste.

OK For Garbage

  • 6-pack rings (please cut)
  • Auto glass, drinking glasses, eyeglasses, window glass, glass baking dishes (tempered glass), mirrors
  • Binders (plastic) – Please note these can be given to thrift stores for reuse.
  • Carbon paper
  • Cat or dog waste and litter (bagged)
  • Cigarette butts
  • Cotton balls
  • Computer disks
  • Contaminated paper (such as paper plates)
  • Diapers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Extension cords
  • Feminine products
  • Foam (all types)
  • Food and snack waste (Try composting!)
  • Fireplace ash (cold & bagged)
  • Hangers (Dry cleaners will take back hangers)
  • Hoses
  • Ice cream wrappers
  • Laminated items
  • Leather
  • Light bulbs (no fluorescent) – see Hazardous Waste page for disposal options
  • Metallic wrapping paper
  • Mirrors
  • Rope
  • Packing peanuts (bagged or take to a shipping store for reuse)
  • Paper clips
  • Photographs
  • Plastic plants
  • Plastic Bags & Film Plastic 
  • Q-tips
  • Records, tapes, CD's
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubber/neoprene
  • Rugs/mats
  • Shoes (If they can’t be donated)
  • Shower curtains, liners
  • Sponges
  • Straws, stir sticks (plastic)
  • Stuffed animals, toys
  • Styrofoam
  • Tape
  • Textiles (unwanted or can’t be donated)
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Transparencies, microfilm, negatives (acetate)
  • Utensils (plastic)
  • Vacuum cleaner bags & dust (Must be bagged)
  • Wood (treated)

Residential Services

How to use the Yard Waste Cart
Weekly Service

Please Put These Items
In The Green Yard Waste Cart:

EXTRA YARD WASTE - Extra yard waste is not collected in any container other than a Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling Service supplied yard waste cart. We cannot pickup yard waste in bags as bags are considered a contaminant. Contaminated yard waste carts will not be collected and are subject to a contamination fee. In order to be recollected, the property owner will need to remove all contamination from the cart. Tri-Cities Disposal & Recycling does offer residents a FREE seasonal holiday tree collection service for a limited time following the holiday season. Please see your annual holiday mailer for details.



OK For Yard Waste Recycling

  • Brush
  • Flower cuttings
  • Flowers
  • Garden trimmings
  • Grass trimmings
  • House plants
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Plant and shrub trimmings
  • Prunings
  • Tree limbs up to 3 inches in diameter
    should be cut to 3-foot lengths
  • Wood chips
  • Wood (untreated, unpainted)


  • Treated wood 
  • Rocks and concrete
  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Building materials
  • Large tree trunks and stumps greater than 4 inches in diameter or more than 3 feet in length
  • Palm fronds
  • Ice plants
  • Cat and dog waste or litter



Residential Services

How to use the Blue Recycling Cart
Weekly Service
All Food Packaging, Cans, Jars and Containers Should be EMPTY, DRY And FREE OF FOOD!

Please Put These Items
In The Blue Recycling Cart:

DO NOT RECYCLE: Ceramics, window glass, drinking glasses, light bulbs, wire, ropes, garden hoses, plastic bags or film plastic, diapers, food, plastic food trays, garbage and organic or green waste materials, Styrofoam or polystyrene packing peanuts or food containers, metal pipe or plumbing fixtures, appliances, or hazardous waste.


OK For Recycling


  • Books
  • Boxes, packages
  • Carbonless paper (No Grocery Receipts!)
  • Cardboard
  • Catalogs
  • Cereal boxes
  • Colored or construction paper
  • Computer paper
  • Copy paper
  • Coupons
  • Detergent boxes
  • Egg cartons (paper only, no Styrofoam)
  • Envelopes (with or without plastic windows)
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Gift wrap
  • Gift tissue paper
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Manila folders
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Office paper
  • Paper (adhesive/post its)
  • Paper bags
  • Paper packaging with remnant tape
  • Pet food bags
  • Shredded paper (In a clear plastic bag)
  • Telephone books


  • Rinsed; (lids or corks removed)
  • Bottles/Beverage containers
  • Jars
  • Wine bottles
  • Liquor bottles


  • Containers only; empty; rinsed with arrows #1 & #2, (lids, caps OK but remove them)
  • Bleach bottles (rinsed)
  • Buckets
  • Beverage containers (soda, water, juice)
  • Detergent bottles
  • Household cleaning containers (rinsed)
  • Milk jugs (rinsed)
  • Salad dressing bottles (rinsed)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner bottles (rinsed)
  • Water jugs


  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminum cans
  • Aluminum foil (clean)
  • Aluminum pie plates & baking dishes
  • Beverage cans
  • Food cans (clean)
  • Pet food cans
  • Steel cans
  • Tin cans
  • Metal pots & pans