Dear City of Zion resident,
Beginning Sept. 5, 2023, we are moving to curbside-only collection with automated trucks and every-other-week recycling. These trucks use automatic lifting arms to empty carts, making collection more efficient, cleaner, and safer for your community and our drivers.
With automated curbside collection, your carts and all material must be placed at the curb on your collection day. All material must fit inside the cart with the lid firmly closed -no extra bags or material outside the cart will be collected. Resident-owned containerscannot be serviced.
WM is excited to provide the residents of Zion with automated curbside collection and looks forward to helping your community stay safe, clean and green.
Please download and keep this guide handy for reference throughout the year.
Your collection day will not change.
Trash will continue to be picked up weekly (Monday-Thursday).
Please have your carts at the curb by 6 a.m. the day of your collection or the night before your collection day.
Proper Cart Placement for Automated Collection
Please place your carts at least 3 feet apart and 3 feet away from any obstacles (trees, cars, mailboxes, etc.) to allow the automatic arm to lift and empty the carts. Place the wheels of the cart toward the house.
Every-Other-Week Recycling Collection
Beginning Sept. 5, 2023, recycling will be collected every other week. Please see the Collection Calender for your Green Recycling Week.
Remember to place your recyclables directly into the bin – don’t bag your recyclables. Flatten all cardboard boxes and make sure any containers are free from food or liquid. See the adjacent panel for acceptable recycling items and tips to Recycle Right.
Bulk Item Collection
Waste Management will pickup all bulk items at no additional charge, however Waste Management must be contacted to make arrangement for collection of these bulk items. No items outside of waste containers will be collected without special arrangement. Contact 800-796-9696 to make arrangements for bulk pickup.
Bulk items or white goods typically include:
•Furniture – tables, chairs, cabinets, sofas (all cloth furniture must be wrapped in plasticand sealed with duct tape).
•Bed frame, mattresses, box springs (Mattresses and box frames must be wrapped in plasticand sealed with duct tape).
•Appliances such as washing machines and dryers – appliance doors must be removed, andrefrigerants or Freon must also be removed and stickered by a certified technician.
•Other items too large to fit into your trash cart.
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste collection has also moved to curbside collection. Yard waste is to be placed next to your trash cart in biodegradable bags or a can with handles clearly identified by the resident as being for yard waste. Bags or cans are to be no larger than 32-gallons and must weigh less than 50 lbs.
•Yard waste includes grass, leaves, clippings, and small branches.
•Yard waste must be bagged and placed next to your trash cart in biodegradable bags or a can with handles clearly identified by the resident as being for yard waste
•Dirt, sand, rocks, concrete, sod, tree stumps, and similar materials will not be collected.
Need Extra Space?
Up-size your 65-gallon recycling cart to a 96-gallon cart from Oct. 1-31 for free, or rent anadditional 65-gallon cart for $3 per month (bill quarterly by WM).
Please contact WM at (800) 796-9696 to up-size your cart or order your additional cart.