Garbage Storage

Storage on Private Property

  • Trash and garbage must be stored in a container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Garbage may not be placed outside solely in plastic bags.
  • Garbage must be removed for disposal at least every two weeks.

The Department of Planning and Zoning responds to complaints of improper garbage storage by advising the property owner or occupant to clean up all loose trash and place bags of garbage in a sturdy, covered trash can.

If the garbage has been accumulating for more than two weeks, staff will request that the owner or occupant either contact a solid waste collection company or take the trash to the county landfill where it may be disposed of for a fee.

Pile of garbage