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Garbage Bag Stickers
In an attempt to cut down on landfill usage even further, the Board of Public Works began a program in April of 1995 whereby residents must pay for more than one bag of garbage per week per single-family residence. The garbage pickup fee that residents pay on their quarterly Water and Sewer bill has not changed, but now includes only one bag of garbage per week. If more than one bag of garbage is placed at the curb for pickup, the second and subsequent bags must have a "Garbage Bag Sticker" affixed to them. Garbage Bag Stickers are fluorescent orange stickers which can be purchased for $2 each at various locations throughout Monroe, including the City Hall Treasurer's Office, the Street Department, grocery stores, etc.

Residents who live in multi-family dwellings such as apartments should place their garbage at the curb in a separate location from their fellow residents. This makes it easier for maintenance workers to determine if a Garbage Bag Sticker is required. 

Collection Information
To be assured of trash pickup, residents are being urged to place all garbage at the curb no later that 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of collection (but no earlier than 5 p.m. on the day prior to collection).

Garbage should still be kept separate from recyclables, yard waste, bulky waste and rubble.

You DO NOT need to buy special garbage bags. Garbage should still be placed at the curb in waterproof, disposable bags with a capacity of no more than 33 gallons, and weighing no more than 60 pounds.

DO NOT use light blue or clear bags for disposal of garbage. Light blue or clear bags can only be used for recyclables.

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