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The system allows the Sanitation Department to more efficiently collect Solid Waste from the residents by utilizing the latest technology in garbage collection trucks. One operator can service more homes than a crew of two did before.
Larger containers can be used-usually 80 to 99 gallons. Lifting is done mechanically resulting in fewer injuries and less labor costs.
Each City resident has a 96 or 65 gallon wheeled cart. The monthly fees are currently $15 per 96 gallon container and $12 per 65 gallon container. View non-resident rates.
An exemption application can be requested from the Sanitation Department by calling 330-335-2847. Once the Sanitation Exemption Form (PDF) is received, verified, and approved, a Sanitation Department supervisor will contact you to discuss an alternate point of collection for your cart. You will also need to download and fill out the Medical Exemption Form 1 (PDF) and Medical Exemption Form 2 (PDF).
The City's Sanitation Department will maintain carts due to normal wear and tear. All problems with carts can be reported to the Sanitation Department at 330-335-2847. It is suggested that garbage be placed in plastic bags then placed in the cart.
Occasional rinsing of the cart can help keep odors from forming. Damage due to resident's failure to secure cart between collections will be charged to the resident.
Place the cart near the street between 5 and 11:30 p.m. the night before your collection day. The metal lift bar should be facing the street.
The City's Sanitation Department collects at night to avoid traffic and parked vehicles. Carts must be removed from the collection area by 7 p.m. the day of pick up.
Effective 2013, the City of Wadsworth Sanitation Department no longer works on designated holidays. The department will run a day behind all week, finishing up on Saturdays.
The carts are the property of the City of Wadsworth. The serial number of each cart is recorded and assigned to your residence. When moving, the cart is to stay at the address it was assigned to.
If you are moving into a newly constructed home, a cart will be delivered when application for City utility services is made.
All household refuse, trash, and garbage. Carts should not weigh more than 200 pounds.
The following items cannot be put in the cart:
Occasional extra trash can be taken to the City's Solid Waste Transfer Station. If an additional cart is required, call the Sanitation Department at 330-335-2847 for assistance. Extra carts can be requested based on a minimum 6 month rental for $7 a month. Just phone the department to order a 2nd or 3rd cart rental at your location.