Solid Waste Guidelines
Rollout Garbage Collection
Garbage should be placed in appropriate bags and placed within a Mount Pleasant rollout container. Containers other than Mount Pleasant containers will not be picked up. No garbage should be placed on top of the container. Garbage outside of the container may be subject to additional charges. Recyclables and yard waste should not be placed in a garbage container. Hazardous household waste or dead animals must not be set out for garbage collection. Containers should be placed out the morning or night before scheduled collection. Pick-up is on Wednesday of each week at the curb before or at 6:00 AM for areas south of Franklin Street. Pick-up is on Thursday of each week at the curb before or at 6:00 AM for Franklin Street and North. Rollout containers should be placed within 5 feet off the road. Rollout containers should not be placed next to mailboxes, or other permanent fixtures. Wheels of rollout containers should be away from the road. (The lid hinge should be placed away from the road.) Place everything in the roll out container. Additional containers must be bought from the town; the town is only responsible for providing one container per household. All collection is curbside. However, special arrangements can be made at town hall for elderly and disabled residents with a letter from a doctor. The town does not provide rollout garbage collection for multifamily housing with more than 6 units, or large commercial generators. The town reserves the right not to pick-up any items that it deems to be too large or unsafe.
White Goods and Furniture
Large disposable appliances and furniture may be picked up when placed at the edge of the yard, off the street pavement. These items must be drained of all liquids. Nothing should be placed inside the appliance. Cords should be removed or neatly tied in a roll. White goods and furniture must be limited to 3 items per week. Larger volume of disposal must be contracted for pick-up by the homeowner. Pick-up is regular garbage day. This services is only provided for single family residential and multifamily with 6 units or less. The town reserves the right not to pick-up any items that it deems to be too large or unsafe.
White goods and furniture include the following:
washing machines • driers• hot water heaters (drained) • small couches • chairs • small tables• head boards • foot boards • entertainment centers (without glass only)
White goods and furniture pick-up is not provided for the following items:
refrigerators • freezers • window air-condition units • televisions • computer
Bulk Trash Materials
Bulky waste items include lamps, telephones, small hand appliances (no larger than 24” x 24” x 36” ), clothes, buckets, plastic containers, and miscellaneous items resulting from cleaning out a garage, attic, storage shed, or closet. Place bulky trash items at the edge of the yard off the street pavement for pick-up on the same day as your regular garbage pick-up. Residential building materials from homeowner repairs/renovations can be placed at curb. Boxes or appropriate personal containers must be used for small loose items. Filled containers should not weigh more than 75 lbs. Bulk trash must be limited to 3 items, 75 lbs. or less, per week. A container of smaller items is considered one item. Larger volume of disposal must be contracted for by homeowner. Pick-up is regular garbage day. This services is only provided for single family residential and multifamily with 6 units or less. The town reserves the right not to pick-up any items that it deems to be too large or unsafe.
Bulk waste materials include the following:
small appliances • clothes(must be in a container) • empty buckets • lamps (no bulbs) • doors • plywood • plumbing materials • floor covering •sheetrock, plaster• lumber (nolonger than 6 feet long, remove all nails) • carpeting/padding (rolled, tied, no longer than 8 ft, cannot weigh over 75 lbs.)
Bulk waste pick-up is not provided for the following items:
computers • televisions • tires • glass • nails• concrete • dirt • stumps • asphalt • light bulbs • asbestos insulation • brick/blocks • shingles • petroleum products • paint cans • liquids of any type • batteries • lawn mowers • bulk metal
All leaves must be separated from any limbs, trash, or any other items and placed in piles at the curb. The leaf collection period will begin November 1 and finish upon public notice on town water bills. During the non-leaf collection period, leaves may be placed in transparent (clear) garbage bags and placed at curbside for town pick-up. No leaves are to be bagged as trash or placed in trashcans at any time.
Limbs must be no longer than ten (10) feet. Limbs should be placed on the curbside in piles for faster pick-up and must be separate from all other items. No limbs are to be bagged as trash or placed in trashcans at any time. NO COMMERCIALLY CUT LIMBS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Clippings must be placed in transparent (clear) garbage bags and placed at curbside and separated from other yard waste, household trash or other items. Clippings or bagged clippings should not be placed into trashcans. NO COMMERCIALLY CUT GRASS CLIPPINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The Town does not except any of the following under any type of collection:
batteries • paint • computers • bricks & rocks • oil & gasoline • paint cans •computer parts • stumps • anti-freeze • animal manure • lacquer • bathroom cleaners • degreasers • paint stripper • drain cleaners • paint thinner • furniture polish • polish remover • kitchen cleaners • solvents • metal polish • spray cans • nail polish • wood preservative • oven cleaner • powder cleansers • pool chemicals • spot removers • fluorescent bulbs • tile cleaners • mercurythermometers / thermostats • upholstery cleaners • antifreeze • herbicides •mothballs • brake fluid • pesticides • gasoline • rat poison • kerosene • usedmotor oil • smoke detectors • fire extinguishers • ammunition or fireworks • medical wastes or prescriptions
Any solid waste that is brought into the town from an outside location will not be picked up by the Town of Mount Pleasant. Property on which such waste is deposited may be in violation of The Town of Mount Pleasant Code of Ordinances. Parties responsible for depositing such waste may also be in violation of State or Federal laws. Tree trunks and limbs cut by commercial contractors will not be picked up by the Town of Mount Pleasant. Property on which such waste is deposited may be in violation of The Town of Mount Pleasant Code of Ordinances.