TRASH PICK-UP POLICY

Yard trash and debris shall mean leaves, grass clippings, and any other plant material, limbs and other natural wood matter.  For free yard trash and debris pickup the following criteria must be met:



1. Leaves, grass and other plant matter must be separated from limbs, wood and any other type waste.
2. Limbs and wood waste shall not exceed four inches in diameter and six feet in length.
3. All yard trash and debris shall be placed between the property line and the curb.
4. No yard trash or debris is to be placed in any road way, drain or gutter.
5. No yard trash or debris is to be placed under trees with low limbs or cross over power lines on streets.

The City of Geneva does not pickup limbs, trees and other natural wood waste which exceeds size requirements.  If you hire a contractor or hire labor to cut down trees or clear land, you should have the person performing the work dispose of all debris materials.  If you perform the work yourself, you should dispose of the materials in an appropriate manner or contract with someone to dispose of the items.

The City of Geneva does not pickup construction debris. If you hire a contractor or hire labor, you should have the person performing the work dispose of all construction materials.  If you perform the work yourself, you should dispose of the materials in an appropriate manner or contract with someone to dispose of the items.

The City of Geneva does not pick-up tires.

White goods shall mean appliances such as washing machines, dryers, etc.  Furniture shall mean items such as mattresses, sofas, chairs, etc.  The City of Geneva will pickup white goods and furniture items for a charge of $5.00 per item,  Fees must be paid in advance and cannot be billed.  Fees are to be paid in the City Clerk’s office.  Citizens may take white goods to the city yard on Clark Street for disposal free of charge Monday thru Friday 8:00a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pick-up of white goods and furniture shall be made on Fridays.  Please place your item between the curb and property line.

Trash pickup shall be made Monday thru Friday.  The trash trucks will follow the same route as the garbage truck.  The City will make an attempt to have trash picked up every two weeks but does not guarantee any particular pickup days or number of pickups per month.  Special pick-ups cannot be requested as the trucks will follow an assigned route.

It shall be a violation of City ordinance to place any item(s) in any street, drain or gutter.  It shall be in violation of City ordinance to place or allow to remain any item(s) not eligible for pick-up or any item for which a fee has not been paid, on any right-of-way. Your cooperation in assisting us by adhering to these guidelines is greatly appreciated.