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What is the difference between garbage and trash?

Garbage includes the everday household waste generated by citizens or businesses. To prevent litter and protect collection crews, all items must be bagged and place inside the City-regulated garbage cart. Bags of garbage left on the ground will not be collected by City crews. 


Trash includes tree and lawn trimmings, leaves, pine straw, rocks, bricks and demolition waste generated by the occupant. Trash piles must be placed at the curb and kept with 5 feet from parked cars, trees, mailboxes, or away from overhead tree limbs or utility lines. These obstructions prevent trash crews from accessing the trash pile safely. Trash items generated by a paid contractor (including construction debris, limbs or grass clippings) will not be collected by City crews. It will be the paid contractor or landscaper's responsibility to remove such debris.