To find out the local trash pickup day, residents can call their city or town government offices or visit their local government's website. Residents of multi-family units should contact their property manager or landlord for trash policies.
Many local government websites post trash and recycling policies as well as sign-up forms for trash services on their websites, but residents can also ask about trash collection services by calling the department. New residents can then ask about weight and size limits for trash cans, holiday schedules, yard waste collection, bulk item pickups and household trash restrictions. Residents can also speak with the township, the county, a neighbor or a realtor to find out if the neighborhood receives trash services from a private company. In this case, new residents can set up their service by visiting the company's website or by calling a customer service number. For multi-family units, tenant materials and rental agreements often include trash collection and recycling information.
If the city's recycling program is not listed alongside trash services on the local government website, residents can ask neighbors about community recycling centers or volunteer programs. They might also consult free online resources such as Earth911.com and Freecycle.org. New residents can recycle their moving boxes using Ecobox.com.