Refuse (Garbage)

Yes – Please

  • Set out containers at curb by 7:00 AM within 24 hrs. before pickup day & remove by following day.
  • Limit to 3 containers per dwelling unit.
  • Use 33 gal. cans or sealed plastic bags (50 lb. limit).
  • Set out household furniture with regular garbage.
  • Prepare medical waste properly.
  • Replace leaking or defective containers.

Please - No

  • Cans with attached lids.
  • Garbage in paper bags or cardboard boxes.
  • Garbage mixed with yard waste.
  • Items from demolition or remodeling, stones, dirt, concrete and other materials that are not the product of the ordinary conduct of households.
  • Tires or automotive parts.

Recycle (same day as Garbage)

Yes – Please

  • Set out containers at curb by 7:00 AM within 24 hrs. before pickup day & remove by following day.
  • Use recycling container(s) provided for glass, cans, plastic jugs and bottles.
  • Recycle unbroken glass, plastic, bottles, food cans and paper products.
  • Rinse and remove lids from glass and plastic items.
  • Remove labels from cans.
  • Place newspapers and other recyclable papers in a paper bag or bundle them.
  • Flatten cardboard and bundle no larger than 36" x 36" x 18".
  • Single layer cardboard must be gray or brown.

Please - No

  • Plastic bags, Styrofoam, unmarked plastic.
  • Wax or plastic coated cardboard.
  • Windows, Pyrex, ceramics, light bulbs.
  • Metal or plastic pipes.
  • Spray cans, pesticide cans, paint cans.
  • Auto fluid containers.
  • Medical waste.

  • When in doubt … throw it out.

 

 

Yard Waste

Yes – Please

  • Set out containers by 7:00 AM Fridays within 24 hrs. before pickup & remove by following day, April through November, except Holiday weeks.
  • Use 33 gal. open containers (50 lb. limit ea).
  • Bundle brush in 6 ft. lengths (50 lb. limit ea).
  • Limit containers/bundles to 6.
  • Call 757-2429 to request chipper for branches and small trunks, up to 12" diameter, less than 50 lb. Place at curb/sidewalk with cut ends facing street.

Please – No

  • Yard waste pickup from December through March.
  • Cardboard boxes or plastic bags.
  • Bundled brush or branches over 3" diameter.

Construction & Demolition (C & D)

Yes – Please

  • Call the Town of Union first at 786-2980 to verify they can accept your C & D materials, and then bring them to the disposal site on Scarborough Dr. from 8:00 – 11:30 AM and Noon – 4:15 PM, Monday through Friday.

C & D materials include:

  • Bricks, concrete, masonry.
  • Wood and wood waste (windows, doors, etc.).
  • Tubs, sinks, toilets (with fixtures removed).
  • Wall coverings, plaster, drywall.
  • Non-asbestos insulation, roofing and siding.
  • Electrical wiring and components containing no hazardous liquids.
  • Plumbing fixtures.
  • Lighting fixtures.
  • Stumps and oversized branches (over 3"diameter).
  • White Goods (Lg. Household Appliances and Metal Items)

    Yes – Please

    • Call 757-2429 to be put on the list for pickup on Fridays, except Holiday weeks.
    • Set out items at curb between 7:00 AM Thursday and by 7:00 AM Friday.
    • Remove doors from all appliances to keep children and animals from being trapped inside.