Trash & Recycling

Zero Sort recycling is a more efficient and convenient way of collecting residential recycling. Residents are no longer required to sort recycled materials for curbside collection. Materials simply need to be placed curbside in a recycling bin or otherwise clearly marked container. Materials can also be placed in clear plastic trash bags. Pine Tree Waste will be collecting recycled materials every other week, on your trash day; Thursday or Friday. As always, be sure to have your items placed curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day.

More materials now qualify as well. Click here for more details about the program, including dates and a list of materials that qualify, or you can visit Pine Tree Waste's website.


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Waste Collection


Pine Tree Waste has been contracted to do the collection. They will be doing this with a large compactor truck, much like the trash collection truck. Recycling trucks have the Zero Sort emblem on them. Do not be alarmed if it appears that the trash collection truck is collecting your recycling, they look very similar.

Email Public Works Director Rob Yerxa with questions or concerns.

Thank you for your participation!

Know the Trash Collection Schedule


Trash Pickup occurs weekly on the following schedule:
  • For the streets west of Main Street, from Gardner Road to Bennoch Road, trash pick-up is Thursdays.
  • For both sides of Main Street and all streets east of Main, including everything north of the Stillwater River (College Avenue, Webster side), trash pick-up is Fridays.
On the following holidays, trash pick-up is delayed by one day (except when the holiday falls on the weekend): New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Please have all items in containers and on your curb by 7am. Please review the trash pick-up info page for more details.