Aberdeen Reducing Garbage Collection to Once a Week
Beginning this Tuesday, the town of Aberdeen will reduce garbage collection to once a week and implement a mandatory curbside pickup.
Garbage pickup will be on Thursday for those on the current Monday-Thursday schedule and Tuesday for those who now have pickup on Tuesday and Friday.
Aberdeen residents and businesses are asked to call 944-7799 to pick up containers. Renters need to sign for their container at the Water Department.
Residential customers are allowed one 65-gallon curbside container for smaller families or one 95-gallon curbside container for larger families. Disabled residents or those unable to place container at the curb are asked to call 944-7799.
Commercial customers are allowed one 95-gallon curbside container. Heavier garbage producers can request up to two more curbside containers.
Any business that needs more than three 95-gallon curbside containers is required by town ordinances to contract with a private waste company for a Dumpster service. However, if the business location is unsuitable for a Dumpster, extra containers are available for additional fees applied.
The town's curbside policy requires the following:
n The curbside container may be placed at the curb either the night before or the morning of the regularly scheduled garbage day.
n The front of the curbside container needs to face the street for easy pickup.
n It is expected that the container will be removed from the curb the same day after garbage is collected.
n Solid waste should still be placed in plastic bags. Do not place loose waste or yard waste in curbside containers.
n The curbside container is the property of the town of Aberdeen and is issued to the property; therefore, the container is to remain with the property if you move.
The town will supply the first container at no cost to the resident or business. If it is lost, stolen or damaged, the resident or business will be responsible for replacement.
The town is also encouraging residents to recycle. Currently the town does not offer curbside recycling.
However, the Public Works Department located at 121 Purnell Circle has large recycling bins for residents to place materials such as cans (aluminum/steel), glass, plastic, cardboard, magazines, and newspaper.
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