Bulk ~ Yard Waste ~ Leaf Collection Guidelines
Bulk trash is collected on Wednesdays. All bulk trash pick-ups must be scheduled by calling the Customer Service Department (302) 422-6616. Any calls received after close of day Tuesday will be scheduled for the following Wednesday.
Bulk trash is considered to be anything other than regular household trash (i.e., furniture, appliances, large items, excessive amounts of trash. Fees for bulk trash services apply and will be added to your utility bill.
Our Standard bulk pickup fee is $5.00. We charge a fee of $5.00 per each bulk item picked up. For example, if we pick up: 1-sofa, 1-table and 1-washer you will be charged a fee of $15 which will be added to your utility bill.
For smaller scale bulk items such as piles of trash, excess bags/boxes etc.. We have a sliding scale we use to determine the fee for pickup. For example, if we pick up (1-5 pieces) the fee for pick up will be $10. If we pick up (5-10 pieces) the fee for pick up will be $20 etc.. These fees will then be added to your utility bill.
Yard Waste and Leaf Collection Services
In an effort to improve how yard waste is contained and removed in the City of Milford, amendments were recently made to Chapter 193 of the City code (Solid Waste). The Public Works Department is highlighting those changes in the form of a public notice. Residents are encouraged to go online and familiarize themselves with all the changes by reading the updated code located on our website.
The good news is the City of Milford will continue to pick up yard waste, without any additional charges for the residents. However in order to continue to offer a yard waste service some modifications are going to occur, these are as follows:
- A Bi-weekly service is offered to residents during the April 1st to October 31st of each year. Resident’s yard waste is picked up on a Wednesday; the same week as their recycling.
- The City has specialized yard waste containers available at no charge to any resident upon request. Containers are available in three sizes: 95, 65 and 35 gallon. Residents may call our Customer Service Department at 422-6616 to order a container.
- In an effort to eliminate unmanageable piles of yard debris, the City issued yard waste containers will be the only acceptable containers; all previously used homeowner containers will no longer be used. Also anything outside of the container will no longer be picked up, including piles of yard waste and bagged yard waste.
Acceptable Yard Waste:
- Garden Material
- Tree limbs up to 4 inches in diameter
- Biodegradable debris
NOT Acceptable Yard Waste:
- Plastic Pots
Fall/Winter Leaf Collection Service
From November 1st through January 31st the city offers leaf vacuum service. In an effort to cover the entire City, leaf pickup will be offered to all residents once a week. If residents have more leaves to be vacuumed, they must wait until the following week or leaves may be placed in the city issued Yard Waste container that is picked up every other Wednesday.
Leaves should be raked to the curb, but not in the street by 7:00 a.m. on your pick up day**. In order to help eliminate piles of leaves from blowing into the street, Public Works is asking residents to place a suitable tarp over their leaf pile (the tarp will be placed back on the homeowner’s property once the leaves have been removed).
The leaf vacuum will operate beginning on the day indicated by the following schedule in each area of town: (weather permitting)
**Due to the size of the city and only having one leaf vacuum, each area may take several days to collect and will be subject to weather conditions and demand. Please be patient as our crews are working hard to provide this valuable service to the citizens of the City of Milford.
WHICH ROUTE AM I?
MAROON ROUTE - (Tuesday & Friday trash customers)
GOLD ROUTE - (Monday trash customers)
If you have any questions please call Customer Service at 422-6616.