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Citizens cooperation and common sense in finding and using alternatives will minimize problems which may result from a delay of waste collection services in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or a strike.

The actions listed below were prepared by environmental and health personnel to assist you in easing the effects of a disruption of waste collection at your homes and in your communities.


Limit the amount of waste produced:

  • Avoid the use of disposable products such as paper or plastic plates, cups or disposable diapers.
  • Reuse products such as plastic containers, jars and aluminum foil.
  • Compost vegetative and yard wastes if space permits.
  • Delay any major household cleanups such as backyard cleanup, tree pruning or disposal of old furniture

Separate and store food wastes and other wet garbage:

  • Drain excess garbage moisture. Pour fats, drippings and grease into glass jars and seal with a screw on lid.
  • Put food waste, disposable diapers and other wet waste into double plastic bags.
  • Add a capful of ammonia to reduce odor which will attract animals and other vermin.
  • Secure trash bag tightly and store in a cool place.

Separate and store recyclable materials:

  • Rinse bottles and plastic containers.
  • Rinse and crush aluminum and tin cans, trays and containers.
  • Bundle cardboard, paper, and magazines.
  • Store recyclable materials indoors, out of reach of children, and away from combustible materials

Separate dry, non-recyclable waste:

  • Store non-recyclable paper, containers, packaging and other dry waste indoors and away from combustible materials.

Separate hazardous household waste:

  • Separate fluorescent lights, paints and thinners, insecticides and herbicides and store out of reach of children. Hold until county household hazardous waste collection