Trash Collection Guidelines

In order for your trash cart to be serviced, the following guidelines must be met:

  • Residential garbage is collected 1 day per week on your scheduled pick up day.

  • All trash must be placed inside the trash cart, with the lid completely closed.

  • Additional trash cannot be stacked on top of the trash cart.

  • Trash carts must be placed at street edge or alley with lid opening facing the street and the wheels toward the residence.

  • Trash carts must be placed at least 3 feet from any tree, pole, mailbox, etc. and at least 10 feet from parked cars. Multiple trash carts must be spaced 3 feet apart.

  • Trash carts must be set out at the curb or alley by 7:30am on your scheduled pickup day and must be removed from the curb or alley by 7:00pm the day of pickup.

  • No other bags, cans or containers will picked up without an additional fee, with the exception of holiday weeks. Holiday weeks are the ten holidays the City of Lancaster observes which are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

  • Special and hazardous wastes including, but not limited to tires, car batteries, liquids, concrete, metal pipes, building materials, rocks, and dirt will NOT be collected.