What is the 2021 Holiday trash collection schedule?
Does the city offer a recycling program?
No. The City previously provided residential and commercial recycling services, but the program was discontinued due to large shifts in the market for recyclable materials. The blue 96-gallon Toter containers previously used for recycling can now be used as a second trash cart at no additional cost.
How often will my trash be collected?
The City will be collecting trash once per week on your normal trash collection day.
Where can I dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW)?
How do I dispose of bulky items suck as appliances and/or furniture?
What do the carts look like, and how big are they?
The trash carts are large enough to hold 6-8 standard-sized kitchen trash bags.
View Trash Cart Diagram for full dimensions and features.
Where do I place my trash carts for collection?
Place your carts at the curb as shown in this diagram with at least 3 feet of separation between them, and clear of trees, shrubs, mailboxes, parked vehicles, etc. Drivers need an unobstructed path for emptying the carts. Carts may be placed in the curb and gutter pan if the yard grade is too steep for carts to stand upright. Do not block driveways or place carts out in street away from curb.
Can the cart be turned any way I want?
Your cart should be place with the wheels at your feet and the arrow on the lid facing towards the street. This ensures that the automated trash truck will be able to dump the cart effectively and reduce the chance of litter.
Who owns the carts?
The carts are the property of the City of Augusta. They are to remain at the property whether you move or sell your home or move between rentals. Serial numbers have been designated and filed for each individual cart by address.
What do I do if I have things that won't fit in the cart?
Although the 96-gallon cart should be large enough for the average Augusta household, an extra cart can be issued for an additional monthly fee. You can also dispose of excess material and bulky items using free landfill coupons available through the City's Utility Office.
What if the cart is broken or stolen?
The City of Augusta Utility Office should be contacted as soon as possible. A supervisor will examine the extent of the damage. It will be repaired by the City if damage has occurred through normal use. If the damage is the result of misuse by the resident, the resident may be charged for any and all repairs or replacements. Stolen carts will be reported to the City of Augusta Public Safety Department. Do not take the cart with you when you move.
Where should I store my cart?
When not placed out for collection, the City requires that the cart be stored either out of sight (e.g. inside a garage or shed) or behind the front line of the house. Placement on the side of the house or behind the house is acceptable.
What if I am physically unable to move my cart to the curb?
Disabled residents and elderly residents (72 yrs or older) who have difficulty moving their carts to the curb can request free walk-up service. Call Solid Waste Division at (316) 775-4560 to inquire about our walk-up service.