FAQ


Refuse and Recycling

Q: How do I dispose of appliances?


A:  All large appliances are to be collected as white goods by Groot on Wednesdays at no additional charge. Residents must contact Groot at least 24 hours in advance at (800) 244-1977 to schedule collection. White goods include refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, washers, dryers, dishwashers, water heaters, humidifiers, ranges/ovens, furnaces, and boilers. See Appliances/White Goods for further information.

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Q: How do I dispose of branches or limbs?


A: Unlimited weekly collection of bagged yard waste and bundled brush takes place the first week of April through the last week of November. Branches or limbs not exceeding four inches in diameter must be bundled in lengths not to exceed four feet. Bundles must not weigh more than 60 pounds. Bundles shall be secured with biodegradable cotton twine or rope. See Yard Waste for further information. 

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Q: How do I dispose of large items?


A: One bulk item may be placed at the curb weekly for collection. Such items include: Mattress and box spring, sofa, furniture, cabinets, barbeque grills, law mowers, snow blowers (all gas or propane tanks must be removed), plumbing fixtures, appliances, counter tops, bicycles, swing sets (when cut into lengths of four feet or less) and comparable items. Items exceeding 60 pounds in weight and 4 feet in length may be subject to a special pick up at an additional charge. See Special Pick Up Collection for further information.

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Q: How do I dispose of carpeting?


A: All rugs, carpeting, and padding shall be bundled and taped in rolls not to exceed four feet in length. Each bundle shall not exceed 60 pounds in weight or 2 cubic yards. See Bulk Items and Carpeting for further information. 

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Q: Can I throw out building materials?


A: Building materials resulting from do-it yourself projects, not to exceed 2 cubic yards, shall be collected, if placed in bags or securely tied/bundled. See Special Pick Up Collection for further information. 

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Q: How can I dispose of paint?


A: Latex paint that has completely dried up can be disposed of as garbage. Mix paint with an absorbent material such as kitty litter, sand or saw dust until no liquid is present and remove the lid. Oil Based paints and stain are considered household hazardous waste. See Latex Paint for further information. 

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