IMPORTANT GARBAGE INFO….The City of Afton has contracted for garbage service with a new contractor. Starting in January we will also be collecting recycling curbside (single stream – no sorting required). The day of pickup is changing in January from Fridays to Wednesdays. See details below:
Starting in January 2017, Jim’s Sanitation will begin providing garbage and recyclable hauling services for residents of the City of Afton. These services will be provided for all residents that currently pay the City of Afton for garbage service.
During the week of December 26 – 30, each resident will receive a garbage and a recycling toter from Jim’s Sanitation. The recycling toter will have information on the yellow lid showing what items are recyclable (unfortunately this wasn’t included by the manufacturer and it will be fixed this spring….see attached picture of what can be put in the Yellow lid recycling container). Afton City Hall has the recycling calendar posted on their website (click on link at bottom of page) and calendars of the recycling schedule highlighting the date when recyclables will be picked up. Calendars can be picked up at City Hall.
Your new garbage pickup day will be every Wednesday and start January 4th. The first recycling pickup day will be January 4th also. Recycling will be biweekly on the same day as your garbage pickup day (Wednesday). On your garbage day, you need to have your garbage toter at the curb of the street by 5 A.M. that morning, or the night before. On a recycling day, you will need to have both toters set at the curb of the street by 5 A.M. that morning, or the night before.
Bulky items: Bulky item pickup will remain the same as it has been with your current hauler. Each resident will be able to dispose of one bulky item per home per week on their scheduled garbage pickup day alongside your garbage toter. Residents will need to call City Hall at least 24 hours prior to their regular scheduled route day for pickup of a bulky item. A bulky item shall be defined as furniture or generated waste material from a residential source other than construction debris or Hazardous Waste. Bulky items do not include any waste generated by a household business, construction or demolition debris, concrete, brick, roofing, cars, motorcycles, boats or parts of vehicles.
RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION STICKERS – Will be provided by the Contractor at the cost to the resident of $1.00 per sticker. Any extra bags of trash or boxes of trash next to the garbage toter must have a RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION STICKERS on each bag / boxes of trash before taken.
APPLIANCE COLLECTION STICKERS – will be provided by the Contractor at the cost to the resident of $30.00 per collection sticker. Residents will need to call City Hall at least 24 hours prior to their regular scheduled route day for pickup of appliances.
The Residential Collection Stickers and Appliance Collection Stickers will be available for public sale at City Hall and participating community businesses during normal business hours.
The current garbage charge in Afton is $16.75/month. Starting in January when recycling service is added the new fee will be $18.00/month. Waste Management’s last collection day in Afton will be Friday, December 30th. As they collect that Friday, they will also be removing their garbage toter from your property.