Residential Trash Service

REFUSE COLLECTION 

Refuse service is contracted by the City of Highland to Robert B Sanders Waste Systems

ROBERT B SANDERS WASTE SYSTEMS HOLIDAYS OBSERVED

  • NEW YEARS DAY   
  • MEMORIAL DAY   
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY 
  • LABOR DAY    
  • THANKSGIVING DAY  
  • CHRISTMAS DAY      

(If a scheduled collection falls on any above holiday, collection will be made the following working day.  There will be no service interruption if the holiday is a Saturday or Sunday)

To ensure pickup, refuse must be placed out before 7:00 a.m.

The residential refuse rate is $26.00 per month, and included in the monthly utility bill.  There are no prorated bills for trash service.

The rate for businesses without a permanent dumpster is $39.00 per month (6 bag limit).


Refuse Guidelines

- Residential refuse, recycling, and yard waste is unlimited for pickup with the exception of televisions and computer components.

- Containers not to exceed 33 gallons in size or 50 pounds in weight.  Trash must be bagged and containerized for sanitary and safety purposes.

- Yard waste must be no larger than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet in bundles.

- All yard waste will be placed in a can with a red  X or a Kraft paper bag.

- Other large, bulky items (ie: furniture, mattresses, other household items) no longer require refuse stickers and do not require advance notice but it is appreciated.  Feel free to contact us at 618-654-9891 (Option 3) or at cityhall-frontdesk@highlandil.gov in advance of large items being placed for pickup.  Collection of these items will be on the regularly scheduled pickup day.  Mattresses are required to be  wrapped in plastic.

- Construction material is not considered a "bulky item", and requires placement within a temporary dumpster for its collection and removal.  Please contact City hall at 618-654-9891 (Option 3)  within 24 hours of dumpster placement to order a temporary dumpster.  Rates are listed below.

-No pool chemicals, needles, batteries, tires, motor oil or gas or paint cans (unless completely empty and dry) will be picked up.

-Appliance pickup can be arranged by contacting City Hall during normal business hours.

-Recycling containers are no longer available at City Hall.  Recycling containers can be obtained at retail locations and must contain the recycling logo on the exterior of the container.
 
-Acceptable items for recycling include:
      Paper Products: Junk mail, Chipboard (cereal boxes, soda cases, etc), Printed material (magazines, paperback books, catalogs, telephone books, etc), Newspaper, Gift Wrap, Mixed office paper, and corrugated cardboard (broken down and tied with twine maximum size 2' by 3'    
      Containers: (Remove all lids and caps and rinse all bottles and cans) Aluminum and Tin Cans, Glass bottles (green, amber, and clear), Plastic (recycle symbol #1,2,3,4,5&7), Colored HPDE (detergent, bleach bottles, etc)

-Unacceptable items for Recycling (can be disposed through the trash service) include:
     Food contaminated packaging (Pizza boxes, food wrappers, etc), Containers previously containing products such as cooking or motor oil, Styrofoam products, disposable diapers, and plastic grocery bags.

Residential Trash is removed per the following scheduled days per the color coded map:
Trash removal Map

DUMPSTER INFORMATION:

Permanent Containers for Containerized Businesses 

If more than 3 empties per week are needed, contact City Hall 618-654-9891  (Option 3)
Monthly Charges are listed below and will be included on the dumpster location's utility bill.

Size 1 Empty 2 Empties 3 Empties 
1 Yard $69 $101 $159 
1.5 Yard $80 $111 $170
2 yard $101 $143 $201
3 Yard $122 $196 $244
4 Yard $154 $228 $360
6 Yard $207 $270 $392
8 Yard $249 $387 $562
2 Yard Comp. $122 $162 $247
4 Yard Comp $155 $295 $419
6 Yard Comp $201 $401 $657
20 Yard Comp $572 $1,155 $2,009
30 Yard Comp $652 $1,341 $1,678
40 Yard Comp $678 $1,606 $2,473

Container Size         Charge per extra empty  (Permanent Dumpsters Only)
         1yd                                                    $48.00
         1.5yd                                                $53.00
           2yd                                                  $58.00
           3yd                                                  $64.00
           4yd                                                  $74.00
           6yd                                                  $85.00
           8yd                                                  $95.00
Please contact City Hall to schedule an extra empty during normal business hours.

Temporary Dumpsters - temp basis and construction materials allowed

These dumpsters can be utilized by residential or business customers and require 24 hour business day notice before placement and are only serviced Monday - Friday.  
Please note that the Contractor will not be held responsible for damage to property for normal placement and removal of dumpsters.  Please contact City Hall 618-654-9891  (Option 3) or email a request to cityhall-frontdesk@highlandil.gov   to order a temporary dumpster.  Charges relating to these services will be billed, to the responsible party at the dumpster location, on a separate bill payable to the City of Highland.  

Size Per Empty Delivery Fee RENTAL FEE
2 Yard (5x3x2.5 deep) $70.00 $50.00 $10.00
4 Yard (5x6x2.5 deep) $100.00 $50.00 $10.00
6 Yard (5x8x4.5 deep) $160.00 $55.00 $10.00
20 Yard (22x8x6 deep) $67.50 per ton $290.00 $20.00
40 Yard (22x8x8 deep) $67.50 per ton $290.00 $20.00