Curb side or Yard Trash Pick-up Policy
The City of Marianna provides curb side or yard trash pick-up services. Through our efforts, and with your help, we strive to promote a cleaner, more beautiful City.
What is Yard Trash?
Yard Trash – grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, and pine straw and shrub trimmings.
What about Yard Trash?
Yard trash will be collected city-wide every two weeks. In order to meet State of Florida requirements, the City of Marianna requires separation of yard trash from residential garbage, as yard trash cannot be placed into lined landfills. If you have further questions about the separation of yard trash, please call 850.482.4129.
Your help is required in order to ensure a timely, efficient pick-up. Therefore, we ask that you follow these guidelines:
1.Yard trash should be placed curb side at the edge of the street in a single pile for collection, and may be placed in heavy duty trash bags or cardboard boxes. Do not place yard trash in streets or gutters, as it could cause a traffic hazard and/or wash into storm drains.
2.Please ensure that tree limbs are no more than eight inches in diameter and eight feet in length.
Other debris such as appliances, furniture, white goods, etc. require special disposal efforts.
How much does curb side or yard trash pick-up cost?
A $4.00 per month fee has been incorporated into your monthly City utility bill.
Does the City pick up household garbage?
The City does not pick up household garbage. The City has entered into a contract with a commercial carrier to pick-up all residential household garbage, placed in carrier owned containers, once a week.
What about old tires?
Automotive tires (off the rim) will be collected for a fee of $3 each. Large truck and/or tractor tires will not be accepted except as a special service pick-up.
For a special service pick-up, simply call the Public Works Department at 850-482-4129.
What items are “Unacceptable” items?
Certain materials are unacceptable for collection and cannot be picked up by the City without special accommodations being made. We do not collect trash or garbage generated by private contractors, tree surgeons, landscape contractors, swimming pool contractors, except as a special collection service.
How do I get rid of “Unacceptable” items?
Because of size of bulk, some items cannot be handled by regular methods. If contractors or companies are working at your home, require them to include trash removal as part of the job. If accommodations cannot be made with the contractor, hire a private collection service, or call the City to arrange for a special service pick-up.
Items handled by Special Service Pick-up include but are not limited to:
•Tree stumps, tree trunks, and limbs larger than eight inches in diameter.
•Household furnishings such as sofas, chairs, mattresses, box springs, televisions, tables, small air conditioners, space heaters, and other large items which cannot be placed into your garbage container.
•“White Goods” such as stoves, washers, refrigerators, dryers, freezers, etc. (with doors removed)
For these items a fee of $15 for the first five minutes and $5 per five minutes thereafter for collection of items requiring special handling will be charged. There is a $15 minimum.
What about violations?
Residents who mix other materials with yard trash or if a refuse pile is unacceptable for pickup for other reasons, you may call for a special service pick-up. If accommodations cannot be made for removal, the City can remove the pile at its discretion, and the cost of removal will be added to your monthly utility bill.
What about potentially hazardous materials?
Because of potential health and safety concerns, some items will not be collected.
Items which are considered toxic and hazardous include but are not limited to:
•Lead acid batteries, used motor oil,
•Automotive parts, pesticides, paint and solvents, pool chemicals, asbestos containing materials, household cleaning materials, etc.
What about construction debris?
Construction and demolition debris, called “C&D”, can come from projects such as adding on a new room, getting new carpet, replacing your roof, building or tearing down fences, sheds and dog houses, etc. You should take C&D materials to the landfill for disposal. C&D materials cannot be mixed with yard trash.
Construction and demolition debris includes carpet and pads, linoleum and tile, shingles, bricks, cement blocks, concrete, lumber, etc.
A few hints to keep all our homes and yards clean:
1.Keep yard trash separate from other debris at the curb.
2.Do not place yard trash under trees or low hanging wires or too close to mailboxes, power poles, vehicles, etc.
3.Do not place yard trash in the street or gutter.